Dr Oz: How To Drop a Decade
Dr Oz had some great age-defying beauty advice for his show. Recent segments have focused on Dr Oz’s Beauty Balm BB Cream and Dr Oz’s Gray Hair Myths. Now Dr Oz is helping us turn back the clock using something we already know is good for us, topical Vitamin C, in a new way.
Do you believe that you can take a decade off your looks with beauty products? Dr Leif Rogers and Dr Shirley Madhere are plastic surgeons who said that Vitamin C can help you win the battle against gravity using Vitamin C.
Dr Oz: Vitamin C Skin Health
The doctors told Dr Oz that Vitamin C is their secret for making skin look younger. They shared some critical Vitamin C skin health benefits during their chat. Did you know we have Vitamin C naturally in our skin? Of course, it declines as we get older, and that’s part of the reason we end up with saggy skin or wrinkles.
Smoking and sun damage make matters worse, but Vitamin C can work to undo some of that damage and make things more firm. The key difference is you have to use a topical Vitamin C product to maximize your results.
Dr Oz: Topical Vitamin C Treatment
Getting the most out of topical Vitamin C means committing to treatment. Though some users see results in a few weeks, it’s more likely that it could take months for you to see results. Dr Shirley Madhere said if you patiently stick with the process for six months, you will see the best results.
Dr Oz: Topical Vitamin C Collagen
Dr Oz said that our skin is naturally elastic because of Vitamin C. Aging means we lose that tightness and bounce, but topical Vitamin C can help us get it back because it rebuilds broken collagen for a youthful look.
Dr Oz: Topical Vitamin C Vs Sunscreen
Age spots are another skin complaint, and these are caused by sun damage. Dr Madhere said that the antioxidant properties of topical Vitamin C help to lighten the skin and reduce sunburned cells and other age-related skin damage.
However, topical Vitamin C cannot protect you from the sun, so it is not a replacement for sunscreen or sunblock. It can only repair UV damage to your skin after the fact.
Dr Oz: Topical Vitamin C Vs Oral
Dr Leif Rogers said that oral Vitamin C supplements can give you many health benefits, the best application for your skin is topical Vitamin C. This gives you 20 times the levels of absorption vs taking it orally.
Dr Oz: 3-10% Topical Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, as you may know. Dr Oz shared some advice about choosing the right Vitamin C product from the crowded selection. Here are the tips that the experts shared to help you pick a good one.
- Ascorbic Acid is the most active ingredient in Vitamin C, so watch for that.
- Choose a product containing 3-10% Vitamin C.
- Find a sealed container that is opaque and airtight to keep the product from oxidizing.
Dr Oz: Vitamin C + Vitamin A Retinol
You can also use topical Vitamin C in combination with other skin products. Here are Dr Shirley Madhere’s suggested combinations.
- Topical Vitamin C and alpha hydroxy acids exfoliate and penetrate deeper into the skin.
- Vitamin A retinol compounds work well together with topical Vitamin C.
- Combining Vitamin E and Topical Vitamin C gives great skin care benefits.
The best time to put on your topical Vitamin C is first thing in the morning, right after you exfoliate, before applying any other beauty products.