How to Firm Up Skin
Would you believe that vitamin C could firm up your skin within just a few weeks? We’re not talking about vitamin C serums applied to your skin; no. Rather, we’re talking about taking vitamin C as a supplement.
Vitamin C is a critical vitamin for health. It serves as a powerful antioxidant not only helpful to us in fighting infection, but also helpful in warding off disease including heart disease and cancer. But what is also quite remarkable about vitamin C is that it can help repair damaged skin. Within just a couple weeks of supplementing with vitamin C, most people notice a significant improvement in the appearance of their skin.
Firm Up Skin!
(How to Firm up Loose Skin/ How to Firm Sagging Skin)
Here’s How It Works: As we age, our synthesis and maintenance of skin collagen declines causing wrinkles and sagging skin. Vitamin C can help with collagen not only by improving the appearance of the skin but also literally by improving the skin. This excerpt taken from LivOn Labs explains what happens to skin, with vitamin C supplementation:
Vitamin C is essential for the synthesis and maintenance of collagen, the most abundant protein in the human body. Collagen comprises about 25 percent to 35 percent of the total protein content in the body. Its strong, connective, elongated fibrils are found in skin, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, the intestines, and the discs between spinal vertebrae. It is also found in the cornea and in muscle tissue.
- Vitamin C helps protect the skin by promoting the production and migration of fibroblasts that support normal wound healing.
- Vitamin C protects against skin wrinkles seen in premature aging.
- Increased vitamin C uptake by vascular smooth muscle cells increases the synthesis and maturation of Type I (aka Type 1) collagen. Type I collagen accounts for about 90 percent of the body’s total collagen content.
- High concentrations of vitamin C stimulate synthesis of Type IV collagen, which has important filtration characteristics in the kidney, the blood-brain barrier, and the arterial lining .
Not all Vitamin Cs are created equal
One of the absolute best forms of vitamin C is Lipo-Spheric Vitamin C. It is a great form because it is highly bioavailable. Meaning, it is not destroyed in digestion. Second to Lipo-Spheric Vitamin C is vitamin C in the form of Sodium Ascorbate. While not as absorbable as Lipo-Spheric Vitamin C, it is much more affordable and still impactful in its use.
For more about the wonders of vitamin C for not only your skin but overall body function and treatment and prevention of disease, see:
Also watch these videos for the amazing healing power of Vitamin C in the treatment of disease and infection: