Sun or Age Spots? Dr. Oz talks about using Vitamin C Serums

To view video with Dr Oz and Guest Surgeons go to  http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/1-secret-ingredient-youthful-skin-pt-2

Wendy’s Blog – When I wasn’t even 10 years old I remember using lemon lemon juice to try and get rid of my freckles.  In my 20s, I realized I actually liked my freckles – they are cute and to some even sexy!!  But with age and years of sun abuse as a teenager some freckles grew bigger and uglier, we call this sun or age spots as we get older.  I noticed these spots on the sides of my face and the top of my arms and legs – where sun exposure hits the body the most.  5 years ago I spent alot of money on IPL which got rid of these sun/age spots and with the intent to do like most people, I planned to follow it up with 1-2 IPL treatments every year.  It was last year that I realized I hadn’t been back for any IPL in years and I attribute it to using Visage de Bebe’s Serum C morning and night.  The large sun spots  have not reappeared on my face. It’s shocking especially with my prolonged travel in the car and the hot desinations I  travel to. 

Article from Dr. Oz

Age Spots

When it comes to treating age spots, you don’t need chemical peels and lasers – it turns out that vitamin C can have almost the same results! Age spots are essentially sun damage, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, shown to reduce the number of sunburned cells as well as reverse age-related damage to skin. While it’s not a replacement for sunscreen, vitamin C protects against and may repair UV damage like discoloration and fine lines.

Your Anti-Aging Rx

Taking vitamin C through a supplement or food is beneficial to your health, but to specifically target signs of aging on your face, topical vitamin C is best. In fact, applying vitamin C to the skin can be 20 times more effective than taking it orally. Topical vitamin C is sold in a wide range of products from serum to lotions. Look for products that contain between 3% and 10% of vitamin C and include the active ingredient ascorbic acid or L-ascorbic acid. Pay extra attention to the packaging – all antioxidants, including vitamin C, are vulnerable to deterioration in the presence of air and light. Unless the product is in an airtight and opaque package, don’t buy it!

Apply topical vitamin C once a day, ideally after you’ve exfoliated in the morning to utilize vitamin C’s sun-protecting properties. On rare occasions, topical vitamin C can cause some mild dryness or flaking. Counteract this side effect with a moisturizer. This topical nutrient is safe to combine with all your other skin care products and even works synergistically with other antioxidants. For a super powerful anti-aging punch, combine vitamins C and E together.

The length of time from when you start using vitamin C until you see results varies with each person. While some people see changes as soon as 2-4 weeks, it may take others 6-8 weeks to see a difference. After around 6 months, you’ll reach the maximum benefits


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