What Should Your Vitamin C Serum Contain?

Vitamin C Serum has been a hot topic for us lately because of its controversy in the market. We’ve been writing about it, back-to-back, looking for studies, research and reviews.

Here are some of my previous articles about it:
More of VITAMIN C SERUM
Applying Vitamin C Serum
Young-Looking Skin Secrets

Here are some similar articles:
Serum For Your Skin
Vitamin C Serum > Moisturizer?

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You are now probably wondering, what are the best Vitamin C Serum brands out there? There are too many brands in competition and choices to pick from once you hit the shops – all with great reviews, all are best-sellers, all seem to have the “it” factor; but here’s the deal: Not all of them have the same contents – and that is something we have to be particular in. We don’t always get to read the labels and nutritional facts or ingredients of the products we get – which isn’t always good as we might miss out.

Today, I will give an advice on what your Vitamin C Serum should contain for sure results of healthy and radiant skin.

Find these ingredients to be sure your skin gets the vitamins it needs!

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1. Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera is already famous in the cosmetic industry. Aloe Vera has antibacterial properties, getting rid of skin-related problems like acne, pimples, dryness, blemishes, etc. It helps in moisturizing your skin, keeping it hydrated, rejuvenated and glowing, so it works best for oily skin. Aloe Vera also has anti-ageing properties. It helps in keeping wrinkles and age spots at bay. It also contributes in healing scars and burns.

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2. Dandelion Extract
Yes, it’s the flower. Dandelion is a very good herb for improving skin complexion. It’s a very effective herb for treating acne. It’s a good detoxifier and a strong source of anti-oxidants. Dandelion extract and dandelion root tea both are good remedies for acne. For short, Dandelion extracts are a very good herb in cleansing the skin.

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3. Jojoba Oil
Pronounced “ho-ho-ba,”, this oil works well on as a basic moisturizer for those with normal to dry skin. Studies have documented that jojoba improves the feel of skin, and provides a substantial long-acting, 24-hour skin hydration effect. One big bonus is that it contains almost all of the vitamins and minerals essential for healthy skin and hair: vitamin E, B-complex, copper, zinc, selenium, iodine, and chromium.

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All in all, put together with other active ingredients, they go hand in hand with Vitamin C, creating a wonderful and astonishing effect working on the skin. Supplements claim to have lots of nutritional benefits in it, but these three ingredients are guaranteed to  give promising results. I know it takes trial and error to look for the product that fits you, but with this guide – you can’t tell that you’re lost. So, you’ve been told.

There you go.

If you have any stories or suggestions, please do share.

References:
http://www.wellnesstoday.com/beauty/15-surprising-beauty-uses-for-jojoba-oilhttps://skin.knoji.com/skincare-tips-skincare-benefits-of-dandelion/http://www.newhealthguide.org/Aloe-Vera-For-Face.html

Improving BRAIN FUNCTION with FOOD

You are what you eat.

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The brain is the platform for the mind and therefore the platform for our mental health. Our brain is actually, if not the most, a very powerful part of our body. Our brain is responsible for controlling movement and thoughts. There is a not a day we do not consume food. Do you think you have enough of the right nutrients to support healthy cognitive function and improve memory?  

Fueling the body with good food is very important, and hopefully more people are starting to realize it. It not only good for your physical health, but as well as our mental health.

9 Foods That Improve BRAIN FUNCTION

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  • Broccoli –A great source of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower. It is rich in calcium, vitamin C, B vitamins, beta-carotene, iron, fiber, and vitamin K. These nutrients protect against free radicals, keep blood flowing well, and remove heavy metals that can damage the brain.

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  • Blueberries – These berries are antioxidant powerhouses, protecting the brain from oxidative damage and stress that lead to premature aging, Alzheimer’s, and dementia. The flavonoids in blueberries also improve the communication between neurons, improving memory, learning, and all cognitive function, including reasoning, decision making, verbal comprehension, and numerical anility.

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  • Deep-water fish – such as salmon, are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids, which are essential for brain function. They are good for healthy brain function, the heart, joints and general wellbeing. Oily fish contains EPA and DHA in a ready-made form, which enables the body to use it easily. DHA levels have been linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.

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  • Dark Chocolate – The flavonols in chocolate improve blood vessel function, which in turn improves cognitive function and memory. Chocolate also improves mood, can ease pain, and is full of antioxidants.

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  • Whole Grains – Whole grains are rich in complex carbohydrates, fiber, and some omega 3 fatty acids. Like everything else in your body, the brain cannot work without energy. The ability to concentrate and focus comes from the adequate, steady supply of energy – in the form of glucose in our blood to the brain.

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  • Celery is a rich source of luteolin, a plant compounds that may calm inflammation in your brain, which is a primary cause of neurodegeneration. Luteolin has also been linked with lower rates of age-related memory loss in mice.2 In addition to celery, peppers and carrots are also good sources of luteolin.

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  • Nuts and seeds. Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E. Add an ounce a day of walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, filberts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seed, and unhydrogenated nut butters such as peanut butter, almond butter, and tahini. Just a handful of pumpkin seeds a day is all you need to get your recommended daily amount of zinc, vital for enhancing memory and thinking skills.

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  • Avocado – Avocados are a source of monounsaturated fats, omega 3, and omega 6 fatty acids. These increase blood flow to the brain, lower cholesterol, and aid in the absorption of antioxidants. Avocados also come with many antioxidants of their own, including vitamin E, which protect the body and the brain from free radical damage.

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  • Coconut Oil – Coconut oil contains medium chain triglycerides that the body uses for energy, leaving glucose for the brain. It also seems to have a beneficial effect on blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Anything that benefits the heart and circulation also benefits the brain.

There is much importance placed on what kind of food we eat. Also, it is important to feed our body three meals each day, If you feel hungry between meals you may need to include a healthy snack eg. fruit, nuts and cereals.

A good health and a good mood can come a long way for our brain!

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Reference: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/10-foods-boost-your-brainpowerhttp://www.webmd.com/diet/eat-smart-healthier-brain?page=2http://www.sunwarrior.com/news/brain-foods/

More of VITAMIN C SERUM

Vitamin C is taken internally is beneficial to immune system, skincare and overall health – in form of capsules and syrups. However, it has been found that topical use often works even better for the skin.

It has been two months now since I started using Vitamin C serum for my face and I have been applying it to my face: twice a day, in the morning and at night.

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I have proven to myself that serums are lightweight and fast-acting. It takes absolutely no time at all to apply, probably just a minute and another to let it absorb. All you need is just one or a few drops, since they are super concentrated. The saying “less is more” applies greatly to serum. It may cost you money, but it will last

For people with oily, dry or acne-prone skin, or those who are just paranoid about what they put on their face, you have to try this! I guarantee that a serum is the skincare texture of dreams; no stickiness, no residue – it’s so light that it’s like damping water onto your face. You can feel how natural and pure it is.

Ever since I started using serums I’ve noticed that the radiance has returned to my skin. I thought it was just me, but it’s unbelievable how people noticed it, too!

It has beautifully moisturized my skin so far.

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All in all I could not be happier with the results.

It might work the same for you too!

Young-Looking Skin Secrets

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Who doesn’t want to look younger than they are? We all want to look our best, and by “best” we mean youthful and radiant.

Today, let’s talk about the secrets to a youthful look.

Aging is a process that eventually affects all of us. As our body ages, we can expect gradual changes. We can all point out the signs of aging like wrinkles, gray hair, a noticeable line here, a sag, a spot, a bag there — your face making you look older than you really are. As for your skin, let’s just say it isn’t elastic as it was a couple of years ago.

What’s not to love about Vitamin C?

Vitamin C has become an increasingly popular ingredient in cosmetic skin-care products. But before you make any conclusions on getting your Vitamin C – our skin needs topical Vitamin C. Not the ones we eat or drink (although our body does need those for other things – keep going). Vitamin C should be applied directly to our skin or through a serum to achieve its full benefits.

Vitamin C is a prime ingredient of collagen, the substance that binds cells together.
You probably see it on lotion bottles and soaps and so much more. Collagen ingredients and ingredients that promote collagen production are widely used and advertised in body and skin care products. They act as an antioxidants. Vitamin C serums are rich in anti-oxidants that repair and renew the cells and give the skin a healthier look.

Benefits of Vitamin C serums:

  •  They bind the cells of our body – it will give a tighter, firmer and less sagged feel. This guarantees also reduction in wrinkle formation and tightening of the skin, therefore brings back the youthfulness in the skin.
  • They restore and regenerate – Vitamin C also helps create scar tissue and ligaments, slows the rate of free-radical damage, and helps your skin repair itself. If you have any acne scars left from your previous breakout, you’ll find them fading with regular application.
  • They protect you from the sun – Vitamin C is shown to reduce the number of sunburned cells as well as reverse age-related damage to skin. A sunscreen provides the much needed SPF protection by shielding the outer layer of the skin while the vitamin c serum acts as a sun barrier from within the skin.

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There are lot more things a Vitamin C serum can do when used regularly as a part of your lifestyle. There is no stopping the hands of time, this is aging and it will eventually happen to everyone at one point in life. It’s very important that we organize our way of buying skin products. Over-the-counter creams, serums, lotions, washes and toners are purchased every single day, at every single day without knowing if it’s good for our skin. It can be a matter of trial and error, or you can do your informative research.


References: http://www.ehow.com/about_5427884_benefits-vitaminc-serum-face.html
http://feelgoodmag.com/daily/anti-aging-skincare-breakthrough/
http://blog.probacto.com/dermatologists-will-hate-you/