Papaya                   168.0%
Strawberries          84.67%
Pineapple              78.87%
Oranges                  69.69%
Kiwifruit                 63.96%
Cantaloupe            58.72%
Grapefruit              44.03%
Raspberries            32.23%
Lemons/Limes       23.61%
Avocado                 15.00%

Apricot                     3.50%

Cucumber                 2.91%
Peppermint              2.42%

​Vitilligo Best Cover U​p For You

​I wrote this article specific for those who are plagued with a Vitiligo disorder on areas of the skin and feel that you are not beautiful because of it.  I want to tell you to not let it bother you. I recently discovered a small Vitiligo patch on the back of my neck which I could not believe I had because I consider myself to be a healthy individual. Based on my research Vitiligo is the skins loss of Melanin pigment that gives the skin its characteristic color as a result of the destruction of pigment-forming cells known as melanocytes. The exact cause of the destruction of these cells is unknown.  Vitiligo affects women and men of all races equally but it is more noticeable in dark-skinned people.   There are other causes of Vitiligo such as it may run in the family, or a result of autoimmune thyroid disease. The most logical reason for me is premature graying of hair along with the skin. In light of these facts it is important to embrace it realizing that as human beings we are not without flaws.  You can find a few ways to combat Vitiligo. 

The simplest and healthiest ways to hide Vitiligo is with makeup camouflage.  Other ways are rendering the skin an even tone through extensive de-pigmenting  the unaffected skin using topical drugs like monobenzone, mequinol, or hydroquinone to create an even skin color.  Another method but more abrasive is Transplanting melanocytes. This procedure involves taking a thin layer of pigmented skin from the patient's gluteal region with a dermabrader and the melanocytes graft applied for complete regimentation of skin. You should consult a skin care professional for treatments.  Beauty is more of a physiological attitude that one convey from inside and out.  And whatever you decide to do about it only you can make yourself feel beautiful! 

​​​​​Vitamin C Natures Skin Repair

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​​​​Nature's ingredient to make skin moist, feel softer, and look young is a natural fix. Vitamin C help to retard wrinkles and sagging due to aging the lost of skins Collagen. The protein Collagen is the connective tissues that maintain the skins elasticity(elastin is protein and helps skin stay "flexible and firm") and tighten. Understanding how to properly take care of your skin is also the first defense in maintaining clear skin free from blemishes, but do we know exactly what the preventive measures are to minimize the skin sagging and wrinkles in the aging process.  The one thing critical is that you maintain an adequate skin Collagen level.  One way you can do this is to make that you obtain a sufficient amount of Vitamin C daily.  

We spend a lot of money on products to look better or younger, and most of the time products we use do not contain the much required ingredients to help our skin.  Vitamin C can be taken by mouth or applied topically every day, and targeting this ingredient will help you have money while improving the feel and look of your skin.  To the consumer it sounds alluring when beauty product labels say that they have Collagen in them. This is false. Collagen molecules are too large to penetrate into the skin if used topically. The key is to purchase products with ingredients that are know to stimulate new Collagen and Elastin in the body's own skin such as Vitamin C. We also recommend Rose Hips. It contains a lot of Vitamin C and can be taken topically or by mouth.  Rose Hips Seed Oil is popular among celebrities. ​ Another substance is Hyaluronic Acid. There is also a huge interest in using this to prevent the effects of aging. Some consider it to be known as a “fountain of youth.” Although, there is no concrete evidence to support the claim that applying it topically or by mouth stops the process of aging.

​These are many natural fruits that work together to erase wrinkles and fine lines at the cellular level. The top ingredient found to work most effectively below the surface of the skin is Vitamin C.  It is the key to maintaining healthy, youthful skin.  It’s a powerful antioxidant retard the rate of free-radical damage that causes skin’s dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles.  It helps to slow down the aging process of the skin while it produces collagen which is the main component of connective tissue, and is the most abundant protein in the skins firmness, suppleness and constant renewal of skin cells. Collagen is vital for skin elasticity. Therefore applying Vitamin C to the skin topically daily achieves the desired results.

The chart below provides you with a list of fruits with Vitamin C amounts.   These are healthy ingredients for your skin.  They can be used daily and frequently without causing damage to the skin. You can mix them together with your favorite skin care products, creams and lotions to come up with a Vitamin C regimen and treatments that work for you.