We all made choices in our youth that we regret. Some of them were more serious than others, but even seemingly small decisions can have consequences that could very well haunt us for the rest of our lives. That was the case for my patient Patrice, who you may be able to relate to. Patrice is only 30, but she spent her youth outside without sunscreen.
At the time, she didn't realize how damaging this was, but now the effects are starting to appear. On her first visit, she said, "I am so young, but my face is so dull. By the time I'm as old as my mom, I will look like I'm 100! What can I do?" Fortunately, there is a solution.
You've probably heard me talk about vitamin C before. Normal, healthy skin naturally contains high concentrations of vitamin C. And vitamin C helps the skin with many functions, including synthesizing collagen and defending the skin against sun damage. As you can imagine, it's essential to helping the skin appear young. But as we age, our topical stores of vitamin C diminish. And, if you spend a lot of time outdoors, they can be taxed even more quickly.
The good news is that you can replenish your vitamin C levels so this superhero can begin revitalizing your skin. While you can get vitamin C from your diet, and doing so is certainly beneficial, to maximize its effects, you need to apply it topically as well. This can be tricky, as many forms meant to be applied to the skin can't actually penetrate beyond the first layer of the epidermis. And the vitamin needs to be in a water-soluble form to benefit even that first layer. However, some studies have found that encapsulating the vitamin C in an oil-soluble format can help it absorb more deeply.
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The Système 41 Vitamin C serum is the only vitamin C product I know of that uses both forms. Because it contains a water soluble form and an oil soluble form that has been emulsified in a base of hyaluronic acid, it's able to absorb more deeply into the skin to not only address fine lines but also restore and hydrate wrinkle-prone skin. It takes tissue that looks like a shrunken balloon and slowly restores it to health and vitality. This serum is also gentle yet highly effective at brightening the skin.
Most skin brighteners contain toxic hydroquinone, but not Système 41's Vitamin C Serum. This product, as well as the entire line of Système 41 products, contains no toxic ingredients and is used by many women who cannot physically afford to use toxic skincare. Women with a history of breast cancer and chronic immune dysfunction write us every week thanking us for a skin system that is truly nontoxic and effective.
As you may have guessed, this was the product I recommended to Patrice. Sure enough, within a month of trying the serum, she emailed me to tell me it was working. She was so grateful for her new, bright, transformed face.
Patrice's story should give you hope that past mistakes don't have to be permanent. If you suspect that your face is suffering from a decline in vitamin C, whether due to age, sun damage, or a combination of the two, give the Vitamin C Serum
a try. It's not a time machine, but its effects on your skin may still make people think you've turned back the clock!
To your health, naturally,