Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Vitamin C: The Key to Immunity & Glowing Skin

Vitamin C is being hailed as a wonder supplement in terms of keeping our immune system strong and healthy during this difficult time. Its ability to help support our immune system is well documented and nutritionists are urging us to top up regularly, as our bodies aren't able to store this water-soluble vitamin.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps strengthen the body's defences. Antioxidants deliver powerful protection for cells against harmful molecules called free radicals. When free radicals accumulate they promote a state called oxidative stress, which has been linked to many chronic diseases. Whether we include antioxidants in our diet or apply them topically on our skin, they are vital to our health and an essential part of any home skincare protocol.

Antioxidants in our skincare products help to slow down environmental damage and not only protect against UV damage (alongside a good SPF of course), but also help repair and restore skin. This antioxidant support helps to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone and even help with loss of collagen and elastin. Skin looks visibly brighter and feel firmer with a healthy glow that we all crave.

Vitamin C in skincare is the most well known antioxidant and is often used alongside Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid in serum formulations to maximise results and efficacy. At Face the Future, we always recommend a good antioxidant product as part of a daily regime; apply it after cleansing and before sun protection.

Vitamin C serum

Our best-selling antioxidant serum and my personal favourite is Mesoestetic AOX Ferulic. This state-of-the-art antioxidant concentrate contains Ascorbic Acid, which is the purest form of Vitamin C, at a high concentration of 15%. Alongside ascorbic acid, 0.5% ferulic acid protects skin's fibroblasts from light radiation and sun-induced inflammation. Vitamin E and peptides in the exclusive protech-cell complex at 1.5%, strengthens the antioxidant action by providing skin with protection against harmful light exposure.

I apply morning and evening to make the most of its restorative properties and the immediate radiance-boosting effect on skin.

Vitamin C supplement

Vitamin C not only supports immunity, it also supports skin collagen levels. Vitamin C builds collagen by twisting and strengthening collagen strands and increasing collagen synthesis eight times over!

I love Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Vit C, which is formulated with three innovative ingredients: Vitamin C, Zinc and Acerola Berry to brighten dull skin, deliver antioxidant protection and support skin, hair and nails. The plant-based capsules are suitable for vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.

We're here for you

Whilst we can't see you face to face, we are still offering our personal advice service. Contact our clinic team on advice@facethefuture.co.uk. We are here to help, so please stay in contact and use us as often as needed to continue your skin health journey.

Our online shop continues to operate as normal, following government guidelines, so you can continue to purchase the skincare products you love. If you have any questions, please contact our customer service team on shop@facethefuture.co.uk or call 0113 282 7744.

Written for you by: Kate, Face the Future

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