The healing process is complicated. The use of Vitamin C, however, may simplify it for those wishing to restore skin’s appearance. Adding this nutrient to a daily diet can diminish the look of scars and rejuvenate tissue.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C (known also as ascorbic acid) is an oxidized vitamer. It’s found naturally in many fruits and vegetables and can easily be consumed. This is due to its solubility, which allows it to quickly digest within the body. Read More: Vitamin C
What is Vitamin C’s Effect on Scars?
Vitamin C proves crucial to scar healing. It promotes collagen production, which allows damaged tissue to be reshaped. It also delivers powerful immune support, increasing the body’s natural enzyme responses and battling inflammation. This reduces overall irritation, allowing pigmentation to improve and skin texture to soften.
Which Fruits Contain the Most Vitamin C?
Vitamin C dissolves in water. Therefore, it does not linger in the bloodstream for extended periods. Daily supplementation is needed to ensure proper absorption and healing. Because of this, individuals are encouraged to consume fruits rich in Vitamin C. These can include:
The cantaloupe melon is a polyphenolic fruit that is low in calories with high bursts of Vitamin C. The average melon contains approximately 200 mg. Since this exceeds the recommended daily dose of 90 mg. Only eat small pieces throughout the week to avoid consuming too much.
Papayas are single-stem plants that offer bold flavors and exceptional Vitamin C. A small fruit, which averages 150 grams, can contain up to 95 mg. This makes the fruit ideal for daily consumption.
The mango is a Drupe fruit, noted for its pulpy textures and sweet flavor. It’s also infused with Vitamin C, averaging over 120 mg per 336 gram mango. Multiple servings throughout the week prove highly beneficial.
The kiwifruit is deceptive, with its dull color hiding both a rich flavor and a strong Vitamin C concentration. A typical kiwi can yield over 60 mg. This makes it an ideal supplement for every day. Read More: Vitamin Rich Recipes
What About Oranges?
The orange ranks among the most popular fruit: both for its tangy taste and its, supposedly, high amount of Vitamin C. It’s often cited as the best option for those seeking to improve scar texture. The truth, however, is that this fruit does not offer the best concentration of Vitamin C. The average orange contains only 50 mg of nutrients. While this can certainly enhance the healing process, it shouldn’t serve as the only source of support. There are better options available.
For many, acne scars are the most distressing of all types of scars.
Acne scars have become one of the most widely discussed issues in the world of skincare, not only among adolescents but also among many adults. Touted treatments range from home remedies to expensive laser resurfacing and even surgery.
While some treatments can certainly help, unfortunately, there is no "magic bullet" for every type of acne scar.
There are several types of acne scars:
Ice-Pick Scars: The most common acne scar is a narrow, deep pit in the skin. In severe cases, these ice-pick marks take the form of large, open pore-like skin lesions. They develop after persistent acne or after an inflamed blemish or cyst.
Boxcar Scars: Wider than an ice-pick scar, this is an oval and indented lesion in the skin with angular sides. They usually occur on the cheeks and temple.
Rolling Scars: These have a wave-like appearance. They occur due to fibrous bands between the skin and the underlying subcutaneous tissue which tether and pull on the epidermis. This deforms the overlying skin and causes a scar.
Hypertrophic Scars: Hypertrophic scars are raised, very firm and red and can develop after any skin injury, including acne. They often have an “overgrown” appearance and can be itchy.
Keloid Scars: Like hypertrophic scars, keloids result from an overproduction of collagen. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids can "keep growing" to extend beyond the initial boundaries of the skin injury. These scars are thicker, harder, and red, overly raised and extend beyond the boundaries of the initial skin injury.
Dark Acne Scars and Acne Marks: Any type of acne scar can become dark, especially with unprotected sun exposure. Any form of skin injury, including acne, causes inflammation in the skin that can go on to cause skin darkening in the area. This abnormal pigment is know as "post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)". Acne lesions can leave dark marks once they've healed, even in the absence of a scar.
InviCible Skincare products help fade the hyperpigmentation that is so often left behind once acne lesions heal. Our topical therapy contains non-comedogenic dimethicone silicone, along with natural ingredients like aloe, Vitamin C, and essential fatty acids, that can help normalize collagen production, even out skin tone, and minimize the appearance of your acne scars and dark marks.