Vitamin C shots sound familiar?

Scurvy – caused by deficiency of Vitamin C, has been the bane of many a 15th century sailor. Although we rarely hear of it i modern times, we now know that Vitamin C is vital to the growth and repair of tissues in our bodies. However, that isn’t the only thing it is good for. Studies now show that it plays an important role in maintaining skin health and elasticity.

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Here’s how:
Our body needs VItamin C to make collagen – a protein that adds firmness and strength to the skin. While young skin is naturally full of Vitamin C, the ability of our skin to make this vitamin,┬áreduces with age. Other factors like exposure to pollution, UV light and smoke (tobacco smoke), drastically reduce its level┬áin our skin[1].

Wrinkles
Collagen and elastin gives skin it’s elasticity, and stabilising the skin’s level of Vitamin C helps counteract wrinkle formation

Age Spots
Age spots are essentially sun damage, and Vitamin C – a powerful anti-oxidant, has been shown to reduce the number of sunburned cells, as well as reduce age-related damage to the skin.

Anti-oxidant
Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant, that protects skin from free radical damage

Do Bandar’s Citrus Hamper is full of the goodness of pure essential oils of orange, lemon and grapefruit – that have some amount of vitamin C in them, as well as loads of rejuvenating limonene and anti-oxidants. Click on the image for an instant-buy link (only available in India).

Citrus Overload this summer!

Citrus Overload this summer!