Vitamin C Benefits for Health and Skin

Vitamin C benefits

The body of the human being doesn’t produce vitamin C on its own or store it, therefore it is highly recommended to eat fruits and vegetables that contain vitamin C or by taking dietary supplements that stimulate the immune system and fight diseases.

Vitamin C has innumerable benefits for the health of the human being. Let’s discover in the following notes the main benefits of vitamin C.

Top foods that contain vitamin C

  • Kiwi
  • pineapple
  • All kinds of citrus fruits
  • Tomato
  • Potato
  • Red and green peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Turnip, broccoli, spinach, cabbage, and leafy vegetables
  • Mango
  • Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and cranberries
  • Parsley
  • Guavas
  • Snow peas

Vitamin C benefits

Vitamin C benefits

  1. Protect from sun rays, UV rays, and reduce the risk of burns that may cause skin cancer.
  2. Vitamin C increases the production of collagen that makes the skin smoother and younger.
  3. Prevent and treat colds and flu.
  4. Vitamin C increases the production of elastin that helps to treat and protect skin cells.
  5.  Several studies have shown that vitamin  C   is an antioxidant that protects against diabetes and reduces the risk of developing diabetes.
  6. Vitamin C increases melanin production that prevents dark spots and treats hyperpigmentation.
  7. The anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin C effective in healing wounds.
  8. Reduce blood pressure in the body and protect blood vessels.

Notice: taking large amounts of vitamin C can cause diarrhea, headache, and stomach pain.

  Face mask with vitamin C

You need:

  • a bowl
  • 1 tbsp of honey
  • 2 pills of vitamin C
  • water
  •  1 tbsp of lavender oil

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl mash 2 pills of vitamin C.
  2. Add 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of lavender oil, and add water gradually until you obtain a soft creme.
  3. Massage onto face with circular motions.
  4. Leave on the mask on your face for 30 minutes.
  5. Rinse off with cool water and apply hydrating creme.
  6. repeat this mask twice a week to obtain better results.
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