Summer Dehydration and Vitamin C
Updated: Sep 23
Overexposure to the elements can damage your skin. Change your routine in the summer to nourish and hydrate the skin!
Summer is here! With the sun setting later in the evening, we are spending more time outdoors, playing with the kids in the backyard, taking walks, or cooking on the BBQ. It all adds up to increased sun exposure and skin dehydration.
Now what? We know that we need to protect our skin with SPF and reapply often, but what happens to our skin when it is overexposed? Our skin becomes dull, dry and has an uneven skin tone.
Our skin has a natural moisture factor (NMF) that regulates our skin’s hydration but is depleted with overexposure to the elements. Our bodies naturally produce Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid, which are what keep our skin youthful with the ability to bounce back. As we age, the body just can’t keep up with the demands we put on it.
So what can you do to combat the signs of aging? Feed your skin! Add a serum to your routine, or change your daily serum in the warm months to one with Vitamin C.
Why is Vitamin C so important to our skin?
Our bodies do not produce Vitamin C, but it is essential to our health. We take this powerhouse vitamin in supplement form and eat foods with a high source of it, for internal health.
Why do we need to apply it to our skin?
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so it needs a little more TLC! Ingested Vitamin C, like most vitamins and minerals, are used up internally leaving nothing or very little for your skin to benefit from. Vitamin C promotes Collagen production. We start to lose Collagen in our twenties, and it doesn’t return. Collagen keeps our skin wrinkle free, youthful and full.
Our favourite serum to recommend in the summertime is Pevonia’s “C” Complexe with Oxyzomes formulated with a special delivery system. Your skin will enjoy 12 hours of time-released Vitamin C in a micro-emulsified, highly concentrated gel. This will aid in reducing fine lines, firming, correcting sun damage, revealing a radiant complexion – plus it’s an anti-oxidant!