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Can vitamin C whiten skin?

Can vitamin C whiten skin?

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Is it true that Vitamin C can whiten the skin

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) is the body's natural antioxidant which plays an important role in enhancing human immunity and fighting the effects of free radicals. For the skin, vitamin C plays a role in the synthesis of collagen as a molecule that is important for the health of our skin. In several studies showing the use of ascorbic acid either by topical or oral (oral) has a beneficial effect on skin cells because it can help prevent and overcome skin damage due to the influence of ultraviolet light exposure.

How it works Vitamin C in the form of ascorbyl has been extensively tested and has been reported to suppress pigment synthesis in producing melanin. Excess melanin production will make the skin black, spots appear, causing wrinkles, dry and dull skin. The use of vitamin C for the skin is also generally accepted by those of us who have colored skin. Ascorbic acid and its derivatives have been shown to be safe in relation to some of the success of studies conducted in certain racial / ethnic populations including Latin and Asian patients in the context of treatment of melasma (pigmentation abnormalities).

Vitamin C is an important part of skin health because of its function as a master of heavy antioxidants and an important factor for collagen synthesis. Vitamin C contributes to photoprotection (protection from UV light), reduces photodamage (damage to the skin due to UV light), and is needed to accelerate wound healing. Drinking supplements (oral) that contain vitamin C can help prevent the effects of UV damage, especially if combined with vitamin E supplements.

Topical application of topical vitamin C seems to be an effective way for ascorbic acid to quickly reach the skin, the reason being that ascorbic acid can easily bind to acidic pH. While oral administration is not very beneficial unless given in high doses and accompanied by vitamin E. This deficiency is properly understood and used by various pharmaceutical companies to create various types of high-dose injections of vitamin C to get the whitening effect on the skin so that the administration of ascorbic acid can reach the target cell so that it gives a white / bright effect on our skin.

The use of large doses of vitamin C for skin care also does not necessarily provide benefits, but the improper application of dosages, indications and unattended expert / dermatologist or beauty can have an impact on the loss for the user. The negative impact of using vitamin C haphazardly, among others, will cause some mild side effects such as nausea vomiting, intestinal cramps flushing or redness of the skin, headaches, insomnia and diarrhea. While serious complications that can occur such as blood clotting, red blood cell disorders, tooth erosion and kidney stones.

Our bodies every day only need vitamin C around 45 milligrams per day as the recommended dose. While the maximum dosage that can still be tolerated by the body reaches 2000 milligrams per day. Actually we can get vitamin C intake if we regularly consume vegetables and fruits that contain high levels of vitamin C, as well as from some animal food sources. That is why the use of supplements, injections or creams with vitamin C content is only helpful is not a top priority, because nature has provided a natural source for the body to get vitamin C needs.

Originally published on IdaDRWSkinCare blog
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