The Benefits of Citrus in Skincare
Why it's beneficial to incorporate citrus ingredients in your daily skincare routine
Believed to have originated in South Asia, citrus fruits are full of nutrients that are beneficial for overall health and skincare. Citrus fruits contain high levels of antioxidants that work at a cellular level to neutralize free radicals - destructive molecules that can cause damages as a result of exposure to chemicals, UV rays and other environmental stressors. Citrus fruits are used in Ayurveda for their healing properties. Oils and extracts made from the skins of citrus fruits have been used for centuries in ayurvedic practices to treat everything from mosquito bites to skin diseases like chickenpox, smallpox and measles and to soothe skin and prevent scarring that results from these diseases. We wanted to share some information with you about citrus and why using skincare products containing this ingredient can be beneficial to your daily skincare regimen.
Get Your Daily Dose of Vitamin C for Anti-aging
Citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C, an antioxidant that not only boosts our immune system, but that also prevents premature signs of aging by boosting collagen synthesis, brightening skin tone, and evening out complexion by diminishing and preventing hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is an anti-aging powerhouse which is why it can be found in so many skincare products. However, this powerful ingredient can be harsh on the skin if not used correctly. At AVYA, we’ve incorporated topical, medical-grade Vitamin C in our Anti-Aging Power Serum and blended it with soothing, nutrient-rich botanicals like turmeric, peony, and neem, to give you a serum with clinically proven results that is gentle enough to use every day. We’ve also incorporated Citrus Stem Cell Technology into our unique Nourishing Hand Treatment to keep hands hydrated and youthful looking. Read more about how our formulation delivers the maximum benefits of Vitamin C with microencapsulation technology here.
Purifying Benefits of Citrus in Skincare
It is widely known that Citrus fruits contain antibacterial properties that can be used to ward off infection. These properties are also beneficial in the process of cleaning wounds, clearing and preventing acne breakouts and preventing major scarring or hyperpigmentation that can result from blemishes or breakouts. Another added benefit is citrus’ ability to mitigate excessive oiliness which also helps prevent acne.
Vitamin C is Hydrating
Hydration is an important part of keeping skin dewy and youthful. According to some recent studies, Vitamin C can help decrease transepidermal water loss which means that your skin’s ability to retain moisture is increased which is great for people with dry or oily skin types. Greatist noted this as one of the reasons to use Vitamin C on your face.