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This Winter, Get Your Glow On

This winter get your glow on

‘Tis the season to cuddle inside, sipping a sumptuous cup of hot chocolate, or head for the beach on a hunt for much-needed Vitamin C.

Whichever one you opt for, there are important steps you can take to help your skin survive the Holiday Season:

During the winter months, dehydration, redness, and inflammation are much too common. Taking good care of your body inside out is very important, but sometimes our skin needs a little extra help. 

Since we do not produce Vitamin C on our own, and the one we take orally is rarely bioavailable to the skin, giving the best boost to our complexion in colder weather can become a challenge.

So what to do?

It is very important to supplement vitamin C topically.

Including Vitamin C in one’s skincare regime has become a true staple of dermatology. 

The reason why Vitamin has been touted as a SuperHero is that it puts collagen production in high gear, turns back time, and glams up the glow in any skin type. 

But not all Vitamin is created equal. Most types lose stability and potency when in contact with air, light, and water. 

The good news? 

Scientists have been working on formulating a stable solution. The absolute winner is 3-O-Ethyl ascorbic acid, followed by L-ascorbic acid 2-glucoside. 

The even better news? We used both of them in our Superhero Vitamin S Serum. 

In the heat ~ Did you know Vitamin C makes your sunscreen bullet-proof? Sunscreens block only 55% of the free radicals produced by UV rays. To fully protect from the UV, it is best to combine sunscreens with a topical antioxidant, such as Vitamin C. 

While Vitamin C does not absorb UV light, it neutralizes free radicals. This effect is not seen with sunscreens. 

So before you succumb to the seductive tropical rays, apply Vitamin C Serum on freshly cleansed skin, wait 60 seconds and follow up with the sunscreen of your choice.

~ The take-away ~ Vitamin is a potent antioxidant drug and a star cosmeceutical – a cosmetic with medicinal properties. It can be used to treat and prevent photoaging (premature signs of aging due to sun exposure) and hyperpigmentation (dark patches, age spots, and sun damage).

Yours in Beauty & Health, 

Kristina

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