The Many Uses of Vitamin C

As you probably know by now, I wanted to make this post similar to my first one in that it would be about a particular ingredient or item used in the kitchen that also has another completely different and dissimilar use.

It took me a while to think of one, but I got there in the end. So, today I want to discuss something called Vitamin C Serum. As you can tell, the serum itself contains vitamin c. Vitamin C is a nutrient that can be found in a wide variety of plants, fruits and vegetables. Famously, people usually associate vitamin c with oranges. Despite oranges being packed with the nutrient, there are in fact many other fruits and vegetables that have more vitamin c within them per gram.

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Some of these include peppers, blackcurrants, kiwifruit, broccoli and even brussels sprouts. Despite this, my favourite food to cook with that does contain the nutrient is still oranges. It is generally considered that the vitamin plays an important part in keeping our immune system healthy and functioning properly. Other than being consumed, it can be used in a variety of different ways. One is as a serum that you administer to the skin on your arms and more importantly, your face.

I’m not sure exactly how it is supposed to work, but apparently doing this (applying the serum to your skin on a regular basis) more often than not will have some effect and in some cases can take years off your looks.

One day, I decided to put it to the test so I bought my very own bottle of the serum. I’m not incredibly old, but I do have some wrinkles forming on my face, especially my forehead, so I thought that the serum at least had a small job to do, especially as many of them are marketed as Vitamin C Serum for your face.

After two weeks of use I am actually very happy with the results. It looks as if my wrinkles are slowing fading, and I’ve received some nice compliments from close friends about my complexion, despite the fact that I haven’t told them what I’m doing. Looks like I’ll carry on using it for a while yet!