What the Plastic Surgeons Say About Vitamin C for Anti-Aging

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  • How to take ten years off your face
  • Inexpensive ways to keep your skin hydrated
  • How to maintain collagen to keep your skin taut and elastic
  • How to lighten age spots or brown spots from sun damage
  • How to make your own cosmetics

Is there a way to avoid getting crinkly, dry skin that sags with gravity, causing creepy neck syndrome, and droopy jowls? Yes there is and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. You can have access to the best creams that money can buy by making them yourself.

Taking Care of Your Face

Recently on the Dr. Oz show, he interviewed two plastic surgeons who talked about the importance of Vitamin C for keeping your skin young and healthy. What they said was eye-opening, and it provided the basic information for understanding how to maintain a very effective anti-aging skin care routine, that will keep years off your face.

Although these plastic surgeons leaned towards high priced creams, and supplements, an internet search on Vitamin C and anti-aging revealed alternatives that are just as good. All it requires is consistency and determination on your part to follow through on a routine. Because skin can repair itself, when given the proper care. And in Part 2 you will find out exactly what that is.

How Well Do You Protect Your Skin?
Skin damage can show up at any age, depending on how much sun your skin has been exposed to. So even women in their 30’s may begin to notice changes in the elasticity or tautness of their skin. This morphs into creases and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, loose jowls and upper arms. It sends many of us out to cosmetic counters, anti-aging specialists, the local pharmacy, and even the internet, on the search for anti-aging products.

Have You Been Scouring the Internet for Reliable Products?
An internet search turns up an array of various product lines all promising to restore your skin and make it youthful. There are plant creams, snail lotions, Vitamin serums, and creams containing shea butter, beeswax, essential oils that promise the moon, if you can afford it. But there is one main ingredient that skin must have to restore itself, and it’s not always found in those high-priced products.

What is the Secret Ingredient that Skin Needs to Repair Itself?
A good supply of Vitamin C – in your skin creams, and in the foods you eat, and the supplements you take can transform your skin.

How to Find the Right Products
It’s not always easy to find products that are safe, inexpensive and effective. Most women either give up and end up paying for plastic surgery, or find someone to inject them with cosmetic injectables like Botox, and dermal fillers which give the face a soft facelift without having to go under the knife.

But these are only temporary solutions. They cost thousands of dollars and only last a year at the most. So you have to repeat the process each year. After a few years of this, the face takes on a lumpy appearance, which doesn’t look natural. And people begin to notice that you’ve been doing something to your face.

What’s Left if You Can’t Afford Expensive Procedures or Choose Not to Travel That Route?
Maybe you don’t have the discretionary income to spend on these high-priced options. Or perhaps you are ready to try something different. There are endless cosmetic preparations at drugstores and cosmetic counters, that are full of toxic chemicals. So this is not really a good option if you are health conscious.

In Search of a Workable Solution
However, there is a do-it-yourself movement among women today, who are taking matters into their own hands, and finding workable solutions that are better, cheaper and safer than what has so far been available.

You don’t have to compromise your health to find a product that works.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on cosmetic injectables, or go to plastic surgeons to save your looks.

Making Your Own Anti-aging Creams and Lotions
You can learn how to look your best, save thousands of dollars, and avoid all those toxic chemicals added to commercial products, by making your own anti-aging creams and lotions quickly and easily.

When you learn how to do this, you will always have a fresh batch on hand, with minimal expense.

It is surprising how few ingredients you need to make some basic natural anti-aging creams. If you follow the videos and the instructions here, there is no reason why you shouldn’t have radiant, firm skin within 4 weeks. It’s never too late to develop a healthy routine to keep your face, neck, arms, feet and legs looking healthy and youthful. And that means avoiding cellulite too.

Why Do-It-Yourself Works – The Background Information
Want to know why making your own creams is better than buying them? Besides, having an endless and inexpensive supply here is what the Plastic Surgeons say.

What do the Plastic Surgeons Say
About How to Keep Your Skin Young Looking?

Dr. Lief Rogers an aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills, California and Dr. Shirley Madhere, a Holistic plastic surgeon practicing in New York City, both agree on the need for topical Vitamin C as the most important part of a skin regimen for maintaining the collagen which the skin needs to stay supple, soft, and to maintain its elasticity. Direct application of Vit C to the skin is the most effective way to combat the signs of aging.

Dr. Rogers recommends that in conjunction with Vitamin C creams, you can also take ceramides in supplement form or in a Vitamin C cream. Ceramides are lipids that protect from moisture loss by restoring the natural barrier the skin has for moisture loss.

Dr. Shirley Madhere confided to Dr. Oz: “You can look like you’ve dropped a decade without ever having gone under the knife.
If people only knew, they could find the secret to cheat their age in a drugstore. I hope it doesn’t put me out of business.

Treating Age Spots with Vitamin C
When it comes to treating age spots or brown spots on the skin, you don’t need chemical peels and laser treatments – it turns out that vitamin C in the form of a cream can have almost the same results! Age spots are essentially sun damaged skin, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. It’s a skin lightener and a skin brightener. It’s been shown to reduce the number of sunburned cells as well as reverse age-related damage to skin. While it’s not a replacement for sunscreen, vitamin C protects against and repairs UV damage like discoloration and fine lines caused by free radicals.

What About Taking Vitamin C as a Supplement or in Foods?
Dr. Lief Rogers says that taking vitamin C through a supplement or food is beneficial to your health, but you don’t get the same levels of Vitamin in the skin through taking it orally. To specifically target the signs of aging on your face, you need to take it topically. In fact, applying Vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally.

What You Need to Know When Buying Vitamin C Products for the Skin
Topical vitamin C is sold in a wide range of products from serums to lotions. Look for products that contain between 3% and 10% of vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid.

Pay extra attention to the packaging – all antioxidants, including vitamin C, are vulnerable to deterioration from exposure to air and light. Unless the product is in a sealed, airtight container with packaging designed to keep out the light, don’t buy it!

Can you Combine Vitamin C With Other Products?
Vitamin C creams are safe to combine with all other skin care products. They work synergistically with other antioxidants, including Vit A in the form of Retinol. In fact, for a super powerful anti-aging punch, mix vitamin C and E together.

What Are the Best Times to Apply Vitamin C?
Apply topical vitamin C once a day, ideally in the morning, after you’ve exfoliated. Vitamin C is not a sun block, so use a cream with a high SPF. On rare occasions, topical vitamin C can cause some mild dryness or flaking. Counteract this side effect with a moisturizer.

Sources:
Dr. Oz Youthful Skin Video 1
Dr. Oz Youthful Skin Video 2

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