Invite Health Podcast, Episode hosted by Amanda Williams, MPH
Let's get science-savvy when it comes to summertime skin health! Our skin is our largest organ and is constantly exposed to outside factors, like radiation, pollution and toxins. Today, I want to discuss the importance of taking care of your skin during the summer months
How Skin Damage Develops
There are numerous factors that can be harmful to your skin. Some include:
Protecting Your Skin with Vitamin C
- UV radiation
- Poor nutrition
- Low Collagen levels
The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C help make it an essential vitamin for the health of the skin
. Specifically its ascorbic acid content. Many studies have shown that Vitamin C can help fight against the damage brought on by ultraviolet-induced photo-damage, or UV radiation. Thought Vitamin C is found naturally both in the skin and in your body, its levels decline as you become more exposed to the environment, including UV light, pollutants like cigarette smoke.
This powerful antioxidant has also been shown to protect against wrinkles
, as Vitamin C regulates the synthesis of Collagen and promotes its stability in the skin. Collagen is an important protein in your body. As you age, your body produces less of it, which can lead to dry skin and the formation of wrinkles. Using a Vitamin C serum that contains Collagen, can give your skin the boost it needs to stay hydrated and healthy from the inside out
Other Healthy Skin Ingredients
Aloe vera is a very popular skin care ingredient that has been used for centuries. The gel-like substance inside of the plant leaves have been used topically on burns and wounds, as it contains skin-soothing ingredients like echinacea and calendula, along with other vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and amino acids. As a skin care ingredient, aloe touts moisturizing effects
and quick absorption.
is the Latin name for the wines that product wine grapes. It is commonly known as grape seed oil or grape seed extract. Grape seeds are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Resveratrol and antioxidants known as flavonoids. Grape seed extract has been shown in numerous studies to hep improve the skin's texture
and signs of aging. This is why it is such a common skin care ingredient.
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