Here at StyleNest we´re feeling hopeful for a sunshine filled summer, and are already prepping our skin and stocking up on creams to protect it once the sun does arrive. However when we found out that celebrities such as Suki Waterhouse and health conscious Gywneth Paltrow have a new secret weapon to protect against sun damage and premature ageing, in the form of vitamin C supplement Altrient C, StyleNest naturally wanted to try it.
We spoke to Jacqueline Newson, one of the country´s top nutritionists, to find out more about Altrient C and how vitamin C can help to fight UV damage, promote healing, and improve the skin´s tone and plumpness all year round for younger, healthier looking skin.
Many of us are aware of the benefits of vitamin C during the winter months for supporting our immune systems to ward of colds and flu, but few realise how beneficial vitamin C is during the summer months for protecting our skin. Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that help to counter any free radical cell damage caused to the skin due to toxins like smoking, environmental pollutants and excess sun exposure. This clever antioxidant also has the ability to regenerate other antioxidants, such as vitamin E, giving added protection to the skin. Vitamin C will also come to the rescue if you succumb to sunburn or are unlucky enough to be targeted by mosquitos. It has amazing wound healing abilities and can help to prevent the dangerous consequences of long term sun exposure which can potentially lead to skin cancer.
How does it work?
Vitamin C is vital for the synthesis of collagen, which is one of the most abundant proteins in our bodies and an essential component of the connective tissue that holds our skin together as well as a major part of our joints, cartilage, teeth, blood vessels, bones, eyes, heart and pretty much everything in the body! Vitamin C is particularly important because it activates the enzymes necessary for initiating the reactions that create collagen in the body.
Improving your skin’s texture
As well as being responsible for the skin’s suppleness and elasticity, collagen provides the structure for our blood vessels allowing for oxygen, water and other nutrients to be carried to the skin, maintaining that youthful, plumped up, healthy glow. One of the noticeable effects of vitamin C deficiency is that the skin becomes dry and dull and begins to lose its firmness and tone. A recent study showed that Altrient C, the world’s first liposomal vitamin C gel supplement, increased skin elasticity and firmness by 61% in just 16 weeks, by effectively boosting collagen production to reduce wrinkles and fight against the signs of aging.
So if you want to have healthier, smoother and younger looking skin – make sure you eat up your fruit and veggies and add Altrient C to your bathroom armoury!
To learn more about the benefits of vitamin C and to try the unique gel supplement Altrient C, visit www.abundanceandhealth.co.uk.