We all know about the importance of keeping our bodies healthy; after all, most of us eat healthy and make sure we get the proper amounts of nutrients every day. One thing we do tend to neglect is keeping our skin healthy; combating the stresses of the outside world on our skin (and the effects of stress in general) requires a little bit more than making sure the skin is hydrated. At the Petroff Center, we want to give our patients the opportunity to truly nourish their skin, which is why we’re proud to offer our topical vitamin C skincare treatment, one of the most powerful ways for you to rebuild your skin.
What’s Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the most essential nutrients in our diets. It’s an incredibly powerful antioxidant, and it’s an essential part of body processes like maintaining our bones, blood vessels, and collagen production in the skin. While vitamin C is an essential part of a healthy diet, eating vitamin C might not be as effective for keeping the skin healthy. The best way to deliver vitamin C is by applying it to the skin, which is why the Petroff Center offers a topical vitamin C treatment that’s design to deliver potent, absorbable vitamin C directly to the skin. With vitamin C, you get both a powerful antioxidant that protects your skin and a chance to reduce signs of aging.
Why Do I Need an Antioxidant for My Skin?
Over the years, our skin takes a lot of abuse. Our body starts to accumulate free radicals, which are caused by factors like pollutants, sun exposure, smoking, and stress. These free radicals float around the body, causing damage to our cells. Powerful antioxidants like vitamin C are important because they can protect the skin cells from the damage caused by free radicals by neutralizing the free radicals.
Benefits of Topical Vitamin C
Vitamin C is an essential part of collagen production in the skin. As we get older and slow down our production of collagen, topical vitamin C can help strengthen and replenish our collagen stores, leading to tighter, more youthful skin. Some direct benefits of vitamin C for the skin also include:
- Make skin firmer
- Brighten the skin
- Even out skin tone
- Prevent the development of signs of aging like wrinkles