Now that I've entered my thirties, having brighter, firmer and overall better-looking Skin has become as important to me as breathing. I know, that's quite a statement. I'm not at all concerned about getting older (I actually look forward to it), but, If I can keep the dreaded fine lines and crows feet at bay for a longer period of time, than gosh darn it! that's just what I'll do. So what powerhouse ingredient has been proven by experts to protect the skin from free radicals, thus impeding the aging process? Vitamin C!
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that promotes the production of collagen — the structural protein found in the skin and other connective tissues. It also repairs signs of aging, reduces inflammation and brightens the skin.
There's a litany of brands to choose from, but be sure to find a formula that combines vitamin E (ferulic acid), since several studies show it increases vitamin C's potency. I've heard amazing things about Skinceuticals' vitamin C serum, which is quite pricey at $165 per bottle. But you can reap the benefits of Vitamin C by searching for more affordable brands that provide equally great results. I recently purchased this one by Bombshell Bathtime on Amazon. I've been using it for about a week and I've already noticed a difference in the texture of my skin. If all goes well, I will be posting a review in a few months time.
Also, the benefits of adding collagen to your diet.
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