Vitamin C for your Skin
The Incredible Benefits of Vitamin C Facials Treatment in Mirra Porto SPA
When it comes to facials Porto residents demand only the finest ingredients for their skin. Everyone knows how important getting adequate amounts of dietary vitamin C is to our overall health. But did you know that vitamin C can also be applied directly to the skin to help with problems like skin aging and discoloration?
Properties of Topical Vitamin C
When it comes to skin benefits, vitamin C is an extremely powerful antioxidant that has the ability to neutralize something called free radicals. These molecules are formed due to chemical reactions in the body. They are dangerous because they harm healthy cells, including skin cells. By neutralizing these free radicals, vitamin C assists your skin's natural repair process, helping repair skin cells that have been damaged.
Just as dietary antioxidant foods assist your body in ridding itself of free radicals, topical antioxidants like vitamin C perform the same function for your skin to help prevent problems like sun damage and air pollution exposure. The antioxidant ability of vitamin C ensures that your skin remains healthy and more youthful.
Not only does the vitamin C found in facials help to slow down the aging process, it also protects the health of your skin. It does this by helping to block the effects of UV radiation when you're out in the sun. In turn, this helps to prevent precancerous changes in your skin that could eventually lead to skin cancer.
Facials Vitamin C Benefits:
- Safe for all skin types
- Reduces redness and evens out skin tone
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Promotes the production of collagen
What other ways does vitamin C protect my skin?
In addition to vitamin C's antioxidant strength, it has properties that are powerful enough to earn a place in your medicine cabinet. One powerful property of vitamin C is that it is extremely acidic. When used topically, it stimulates your skin into healing itself by promoting the production of collagen and elastin.
Collagen is an abundant protein found throughout the body. One of the main parts of your body that contains an abundance of collagen is your skin. Collagen is responsible for much of your skin volume. When you become older, or are exposed to anything that can damage the skin, your collagen can began wearing away. The result of less collagen in your skin is that your skin becomes much thinner. Thinner skin also tends to lead to the early development of fine lines and wrinkles that can give away your age.
Vitamin C boosts collagen production which, together with elastin, ensures that your skin remains plump and firm.
Are vitamin C facials for everyone?
Although the vast majority of spa visitors will benefit from facials containing vitamin C, the treatment is not for everyone. Some individuals who have sensitive skin may, in rare cases, develop an allergy or skin redness from the topical application of vitamin C. However, these same individuals may still be able to benefit from the facial if it contains a lower concentration. Your practitioner can place a small amount of vitamin C topical on your skin to test it and see if a complete facial can be safely applied.
Melanin and Skin Pigmentation Changes
To comprehend how changes in the skin develop, it may be helpful to start by understanding how skin color forms. Our skin color is primarily due to the presence of melanin created by specialized cells called melanocytes. When our skin is exposed to sunlight, the melanin in it absorbs the UV radiation to prevent harmful radiation effects.
Because your skin is in and out of sunlight, your melanocytes are continually being switched on and off. Exposure to prolonged periods of sunlight causes melanocytes to rapidly multiply, leading to an uneven distribution in the skin.
This excessive production of melanin, which is the brown pigment in the skin, often leads to hyperpigmentation due to melanin skin deposits. This is the reason why hyperpigmentation is more prevalent during summer months when our skin is exposed more often to sunlight.
Both sunlight and high temperatures stimulate melanin production, even when you are protecting your skin with sunscreen, sunglasses, hats or scarves. When the skin is heated, inflammation begins to occur, which triggers a bodily response resulting in increased melanin activity.
Once hyperpigmentation has made its presence known, it is hard to remove sunspots completely. However, you can help to protect and lighten your skin from being damaged further using vitamin C facials. The vitamin C ingredient in your facial will protect your skin from harmful UV radiation and environmental damage.
The Amazing Benefits of Vitamin C Facials for Even Skin
Since hyperpigmentation is more easily prevented than treated, it is vital that you utilize only the finest ingredients for your facials to help reduce and prevent future sunspots.
• Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps fight dark spots.
• Vitamin C is a strong anti-inflammatory with powerful anti-aging properties.
• Can significantly minimize hyperpigmentation without lightning normal skin.
• Enzyme activity helps in preventing melanin production.
Deep Cleansing Facial
Deep cleansing of the skin pores with the aim of leaving it free of impurities, eliminating dead cells, excess oil, and restoring hydration levels. Includes the extraction of blackheads, whiteheads spots, milia, sebaceous filaments, mask, and finishing.
Price: 65.00 €
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