Ditch Your Expensive Creams, This Anti-Aging Solution Costs Less Than 15 EGP

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When it comes to anti-aging, the trend usually goes towards brand-name creams and expensive treatments. What we usually tend to forget is that the best remedies are usually found in nature; more specifically in one specific nutrient that can be found in so many of nature’s beautiful products. Vitamin C is the ultimate anti-aging vitamin.

With all the creams going and treatment fads around, most people overlook the benefits of vitamin C on the skin. This nutrient can put you on the right track to slow your skin’s aging process. Vitamin C deficiency can cause your skin to age quicker and signs of aging, like wrinkles, start to show.

 

Prevent Wrinkles

Look at the back of most anti-aging products and you’ll find that they’re marketed as “antioxidants” and lately Vitamin C has been making its way as a key ingredient in these products. Antioxidants, like vitamin C, have the ability to strengthen blood vessels and give skin both elasticity and strength which makes the skin glow, look younger and fresher.

In a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007, it was found that people who consumed foods that are rich in vitamin C have fewer wrinkles and less dry skin. This was believed to be due to the fact that vitamin C helps form collagen that delays signs of aging and reduces wrinkles.

 

Revitalize Your Skin

Vitamin C helps the body produce more collagen, which helps keep skin healthy and radiant as well as help clear toxins. Collagen deficiency can make the skin appear dull, this is why it is recommended to increase vitamin C intake, to help boost collagen performance in the body and keep your skin looking youthful.

 

Vitamin C can be found mainly in citrus fruits such as oranges, limes, lemons, and grapefruits. It can also be found in some other foods such as pineapple, kiwis, guava, papaya, raspberries and strawberries and some vegetables like kale, red & green peppers, broccoli, and kale.

 

DIY Vitamin C Face Mask

Glowing Vitamin-C Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi
  • ½ cup papaya

Instructions

  • Blend together all ingredients
  • Apply mixture to face and leave for 20 minutes
  • Rinse off with cool water

 

Exfoliating Vitamin-C Mask

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • Lemon juice (from 1 lemon)

Instructions

  • Mix together all ingredients
  • Massage on face for 1 minute
  • Leave the mask on for 15 minutes
  • Rinse off with warm water

Although a sociologist at heart, Nadine finds her love in nutrition, her passion in Pilates and her purpose in writing. Nadine is a Specialist in Fitness Nutrition and a Pilates-instructor in the making. She is also the founder of health blog, Nourished by Nadine (@nourishedbynadine) where she shares her own recipes, as well as health tips.

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