When it comes to anti-aging treatments, vitamin C takes center stage. Thousands of researches from all over the world have confirmed that the vitamin plays an integral role in skin health and can dramatically slow down the signs of aging. Vitamin C for anti-aging treatments are very popular but not all treatments yield effective results. The reason is that the biologically active form of vitamin C is ascorbic acid, and ascorbic acid is a very unstable molecule. As soon as ascorbic acid is exposed to light or oxygen it rapidly degrades and its color turns from white to a yellowish-brown. Once it has degraded it loses its potency and its ability to heal the skin. This means that when you see a vitamin C facial rejuvenation serum or cream and its color is yellow or brown, the product has been exposed to air and light and is no longer effective.
The Role Vitamin C plays in anti-aging treatments
Collagen production: Collagen is a fibrous protein that provides the skin with its strength and elasticity. Collagen also protects the skin by clearing environmental toxins and harmful microorganisms. Up until the age of 20, our body produces ample quantities of collagen. However, after the age of 20, the production starts to decrease at a rate of 1% per year. By the time we reach 35, our skin has 15% less collagen, and as we age, the decline increases significantly. As a result of the collagen loss the skin becomes thinner and beings to sag. Wrinkles and fine lines appear and the skin loses its glow.
Research has shown that without vitamin C, the body can’t form collagen. Collagen plays a major role in collagen synthesis. As Dr. David Wang, ND explains “It’s responsible for holding cells together during the creation of collagen”.
Powerful anti-oxidant: Vitamin C has been proven to neutralize reactive free-radicals. Free radicals damage the skin’s DNA and cause it to age prematurely. One of the major causes of free radicals is overexposure to ultraviolet rays. Without vitamin C the skin is highly vulnerable to photodamage.
Prevents skin inflammation: Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory agent and plays an important role in countering inflammatory skin conditions such as Rosacea. It also promotes wound healing and prevents post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Inhibits pigmentation: Melanin is a pigment that gives our skin its color. Darker-skinned people have more melanin and lighter-skinned individuals have less. As we age, sunspots and age spots appear on our skin. These darker patches are formed by the overproduction of melanin. Vitamin C helps regulate the production of melanin and decreases its formation. It therefore helps the skin to maintain an even tone and repair pigmentation damage.
The NowMi Vitamin C Anti-Aging Treatment
The NowMi treatment was designed to replenish your skin’s supply of vitamin C. This enables the skin to create new collagen which rejuvenates and revitalizes it. Vitamin C also enables the skin to repair itself by clearing away unwanted pigmentation, limiting inflammation, etc. Finally, vitamin C helps the skin protect itself from free-radicals and their devastating effects.
The NowMi Vitamin C Effervescent Tablet
The vitamin C used in the NowMi treatment is of the highest purity and highest concentration (50%) in order to deliver the best possible anti-aging results. The vitamin C comes in the form of an effervescent tablet which is sealed until use. The seal ensures that the ascorbic acid isn’t exposed to any light or oxygen prior to use.
During the NowMi treatment, the effervescent tablet is mixed with the NowMi gel and is massaged into the skin. The tablet has a slightly rough texture, and during the messaging action, the skin is exfoliated. The exfoliation rids the skin of dead cells, oils and dirt and enables the vitamin C to effectively penetrate the skin cells. In addition to vitamin C, the skin is infused with vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid found in the NowMi gel.
In order to ensure that the vitamins are optimally absorbed, the NowMi treatment stimulates the body to oxygenate itself from within. Using a scientific principle called the Bohr effect, the treatment creates a carbon-dioxide rich environment on the skin’s surface. The body then counters this by sending oxygenated blood cells to the treatment area. The oxygen increases the metabolism of the skin’s cells, helps them clear away waste, and ingest the vitamin C, E and Hyaluronic acid.
With ample quantities of vitamin C and E, the skin is able to protect itself from extrinsic factors such as UV rays, pollution and smoke.
Vitamin C for anti-aging treatments has been scientifically proven in many studies. However, not all vitamin Cs are the same and you need to ensure the vitamin C you chose is potent. Vitamin C is crucial in order to maintain healthy skin – it builds collagen, prevents pigmentation and inflammation and protects the skin from free radicals. The NowMi device is a home-use solution that enables you to restore your skin’s supply of vitamin C and dramatically slow down the signs of aging. The treatment takes only 5 minutes and the results are outstanding.
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