Reducing UVA Damage
It is well known that sun exposure causes damage to collagen and elastin fibres. This is what causes the skin to lose its youthful appearance. One way to protect collagen fibres from damage is to increase ones daily intake of vitamin C as a preventative measure by increasing collagen production. This supplement should take the form of buffered ascorbic acid (combined with calcium to reduce the acidity of this nutrient). A daily dose of between 500 and 1000 milligrams per day is ideal.
Another manner in which one can reduce ultra-violet damage after UV exposure, is with the daily application of a serum containing a specific stabilized form of vitamin C, known as ascorbic acid 2-glucoside.
Japanese scientists recently discovered that this particular form of vitamin c has the following effect on skin tissue, when applied topically:
1. Helps reduce excess pigmentation
2. Suppresses damage caused to cells following uv exposure
3. Promotes collagen production
4. Reduces roughness caused by long term sun exposure
Vitaderm’s Radian-C Serum contains optimal levels of ascorbic acid 2-glucoside
Reducing UVB Damage
We have long been aware that aloe extract has the ability to soothe and hydrate sensitized complexions. When products that contain high concentrations of aloe extract are applied to sunburnt skin, a noticeable soothing effect is experienced. Research indicates that this extract helps reduce the production of Interleukins in the body tissues, which leads to an inflammation (the redness we experience after a sun burn) therefore decreasing the hypersensitivity of the skin.
Vitaderm’s Skin Renewal Gel contains a high concentration of aloe ferox extract, making it perfect for application to sunburnt areas.
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The Vitaderm Team