Alumier Skin Experts / September 13, 2018
So we are all taught that getting A’s in school is the best right? However, I am here to say there is nothing wrong with a C as well, as long as you did your personal best. This can be applied to both your grades and your chosen actives in your skincare routine. When it comes to your skin choosing a Vitamin C is a part of doing your best for your skin.
Collagen is a major part of our skin and its health very much reflects a youthful skin. Collagen is what gives your body and in our case our skin structure, strength, and firmness. Here is the cruel truth as we age from maturity forward we lose approximately 1% of our collagen per year. So, what are we going to do about it?
Enter Vitamin C or more specifically L Ascorbic acid which is the form of Vitamin C that our skin can utilize most effectively. We all have Vitamin C in our bodies and it is a major factor in our health. A deficiency causes scurvy…think of Captain Jack Sparrow. Why is this important you ask? L Ascorbic Acid is essential for collagen production and therefore a healthy, youthful skin.
Phew, challenge solved! Not so quick. One would automatically think ok I am going to take more Vitamin C however applying it to your skin is 20 times more effective than taking it orally.
Enter the next word that starts with C, Clear. It is important that your Vitamin C (L Ascorbic Acid) be clear to light straw colour to be most effective. L Ascorbic Acid is not only beneficial for maintaining healthy collagen but also a great anti-oxidant. Anti-oxidants help defend against free radicals that are the little thieves of healthy skin. If you need a reminder there is a previous post all about them and why they are not our friends. So back to the word clear. When L Ascorbic Acid is not clear to light straw colour it actually stops working as an anti-oxidant. Always search out a clear formula for sure. AlumierMD has taken great effort to ensure that you will always have a clear and fresh formula with their newly launched EverActive C&E®. This formula allows you complete control to activate when you are ready to use your serum, so the L Ascorbic Acid will never start to oxidize while sitting on the shelf waiting to be purchased.
With Vitamin C in the form of L Ascorbic Acid, we want to not only promote healthy collagen but also want anti-oxidant support. The benefits do not stop there though. Vitamin C helps to brighten the skin by targeting pigmentation and also has anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin as well.
Vitamin C is clearly a great choice for all skin types and conditions. In order to maximize the benefit to your skin you should seek the advice of your AlumierMD pro. They will be happy to guide you on how to incorporate Vitamin C into your routine.