Enjoy Younger-Looking Skin Without Fancy Spa Prices
Time is not your skin’s friend. Sun exposure, weather and air pollution all take their toll. Lines and wrinkles appear at the corners of your eyes and mouth… your skin begins to sag… it gets a little drier and rougher with each passing year.
Here in Florida, day spas and fancy salons do a brisk business selling skin-care products and treatments. A few ounces of anti-aging cream can cost hundreds of dollars. And these products fly off the shelves.
But maybe you can’t afford treatments at an exclusive spa… or hundreds for a tiny jar of skin cream. Does this mean you can’t fight the effects of time? That you just have to learn to “age gracefully?”
Not at all. Because today, you’ll discover Nature’s answer to those fancy spas. It not only promotes clearer, younger-looking skin… it could save you a fortune, too.
Imagine if one of those pricey spa creams could do all this:
- Support your skin’s natural defenses against too much sun1
- Promote a cleaner, clearer complexion2
- Help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles3
- Support your body’s ability to make the building blocks of healthy skin4
- Enhance your skin barrier to help repel bacterial attack5
- Promote a longer healthy life for individual cells6
Needless to say, those expensive anti-aging creams can’t do all that. But there is a substance that can. It costs just pennies a day. And you may already have it in your house.
This amazing substance is none other than vitamin C.
That’s right. You may load up on vitamin C when you feel a sniffle coming on. But study after study shows getting more C may be just what your skin needs to fight the effects of aging.
For example, a British study of more than 4,000 women found a link between vitamin C and wrinkles. The researchers discovered that the more vitamin C in the women’s’ diets, the less wrinkled their appearance.3
Vitamin C may enhance your complexion, too. Researchers from the US and Canada reviewed scores of studies. They found study after study linking breakouts to “oxidative stress” – free radical damage.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. And some of the studies these scientists reviewed showed that women with low vitamin C levels were more likely to have complexion problems.2
And here’s something no cream can do… Your body needs vitamin C to make collagen – one of the main building blocks of skin. But your body makes less collagen as you get older. That’s one reason your skin starts to sag.
A Duke University team found that added vitamin C stimulates collagen production in “elderly” cells – even back to the levels produced by young cells.4
Vitamin C promotes younger-acting cells in another way, too. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health discovered that women with higher vitamin C intakes tend to have longer telomeres.6
That’s important because telomeres determine how many times a cell can divide before it dies.
You see, telomeres are like little protective caps on the ends of your chromosomes. Each time a cell divides, a little bit is lost from its telomeres. When the telomeres become too short to protect your genetic information, the cell stops dividing and dies.
Longer telomeres mean more cell divisions. That keeps your cells healthy longer. And healthier cells can help you look and feel younger longer.
Because vitamin C is water-soluble, your body can’t store “extra.” Whatever you can’t use in the short term is eliminated. That’s why I suggest taking vitamin C twice a day.
I also suggest taking more than the 90 mg daily the government recommends. For most people, 1000 – 1,500 mg twice a day should ensure your skin has the vitamin C support it needs to promote a healthier, younger look.
Best Life Herbals Wellness Team
Best Life Herbals
1 Placzek, M., et al, “Ultraviolet B-Induced DNA Damage in Human Epidermis Is Modified by the Antioxidants Ascorbic Acid and d—Tocopherol,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 2005;124:304–307.
2 Bowe, W.P. and Logan, A.C. “Clinical implications of lipid peroxidation in acne vulgaris: old wine in new bottles,” Lipids in Health & Disease. 2010;9(141).
3 Cosgrove, M.C., et al, “Dietary nutrient intakes and skin-aging appearance among middle-aged American women,” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Oct 2007;86(4)1225-1231.
4 Phillips, C.L., et al, “Effects of Ascorbic Acid on Proliferation and Collagen Synthesis in Relation to the Donor Age of Human Dermal Fibroblasts,” Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 1994;103:228–232.
5 Maggini, S., et al. “Selected vitamins and trace elements support immune function by strengthening epithelial barriers and cellular and humoral immune responses.” Br J Nutr. Oct 2007;98 Suppl 1:S29-35.
6 Xu, Q., et al, “Multivitamin use and telomere length in women,” Am J Clin Nutr. June 2009;89(6):1857-1863.