Tuesday, October 29, 2013

When life gives you lemons....

Did you know that as we age we loose the Vitamin C in our skin? Luckily lemons have all the vitamin C that we need to help us feel fresh again. 

I like to think of vitamin C as the BLT. It helps brighten, lighten, and tighten our skin.

Vitamin C is critical for your body and it helps play an important role in maintaining healthy and resilient skin. It is an important factor in collagen production. It is useful in wound healing of all types. From cuts and broken bones to burns and recovery from surgical wounds, vitamin C taken orally can help wounds heal faster and better. 

I was recently watching the Dr. Oz Show and found some pretty interesting info on there about the benefits lemons can be to us! Here are a couple things you can try and that I am going to be trying. Thanks Dr. Oz for the awesome tips and I am happy that I am able to share them with you! 

1. Age Spots
The best way to use vitamin C on your age spots is lemon juice. The citric acid in lemon juice can help gradually fade the spots and help even your skin tone.
It's simple: Dab lemon juice onto your age spots daily. Let it sit for 5 to 10 minutes and say good-bye to unwanted spots.
2. Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Wrinkles form on the parts of your face that move the most. Underneath your top layer of skin, you have collagen – a connecting tissue that keeps your skin layers together. As you get older, you start to lose some collagen, which causes the skin to sink and create wrinkles. To fight wrinkles, try adding a healthy dose of vitamin C into your diet.
Eat foods rich in vitamin C: lemons, strawberries, papaya and pineapple. With the help of these delicious snacks, your body will create more collagen, helping to prevent pesky wrinkles.
3. Sagging Skin
Using vitamin C on your skin helps boost your collagen, which will bring elasticity back to your skin and can prevent sagging in as little as two weeks.
You can do it yourself: Mix some lemon juice into your moisturizer or look for a moisturizer made with vitmain C. Apply once a day in the morning and you're done.
I use moisturizer every day so why not make some to help boost my collagen in my skin. Dr. Oz says you can use it in certain spots or all over your face! I plan to try to use it every morning all over my face! Its never to late to start using things that help prevent aging! 

I'd love to hear about if you will be trying any of these easy tips to help reduce age spots or sagging skin! Thanks for stopping by! 


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