Since the beginning of civilization, humans have aspired for the ideal beauty.
The ancient Greeks and Egyptians realized that being beautiful was more than just skin deep and even defined it as being the best possible version of oneself, both inside and out. They believed there was a connection between having beautiful skin and living a healthy lifestyle.
In their quest for beautifully healthy skin, they discovered naturally sourced ingredients for their day-to-day diet and beauty rituals, using precious oils, powders, and concoctions to improve their looks and their health.
What the ancients believed in, we now understand, as science has been able to establish a link between healthy living and beautiful skin.
As the body’s first line of defense, the skin is constantly exposed to physical, chemical and microbial hazards like germs, viruses, and bacteria. In normal conditions, it provides a strong barrier against these enemies. Skin’s keratinocytes and immune cells detect foreign aggressors and counter them by secreting antimicrobial peptides that work as natural antibiotics.
However, the skin’s natural defenses are compromised by constant stress and a weak immune system. A strong immunity is the key to bolstering our skin’s natural defenses and maintaining its healthy appearance. That is why it’s so important to nourish it regularly with essential vitamins.
And these two should be on top of everyone’s list.
First up is Vitamin C. The pandemic has put a spotlight on this vitamin acclaimed for its role in boosting immunity. What makes Vitamin C important for healthy skin is that it also happens to be a co-factor: a nutrient that supports enzymes to do their job better. In particular, it helps the skin utilize collagen which is essential for wound healing.
As an antioxidant, it also protects cell membranes from free radical damage, helping to heal wounds, counter infections, strengthen teeth and bones, and promote healthy skin.
The second one is Vitamin E. With its humectant and emollient properties, it helps draws water to the skin, sealing in moisture to make skin feel smoother and softer. Also a powerful antioxidant, it helps the body fight harmful infections while keeping skin supple and glowing with health.
On their own, these two vitamins are both good for keeping skin healthy. But scientists have discovered that they can be more potent as a dynamic duo. Vitamin E keeps Vitamin C from being oxidized too quickly, preserving its efficacy so you get more beauty boosting powers. As your body’s one-two punch combination, these two vitamins help repair damaged skin cells and protect skin from oxidative stress that is caused by environmental pollutants and harmful UV rays.
While Vitamin C and Vitamin E can be found in many common types of food, we may not be getting enough of them in our everyday diet. That’s why we need a daily supplement that can offer optimal amounts of our favorite beauty boosting vitamins.
Good thing there is now Fortima.
Fortima is a health supplement that is loaded not just with Vitamin C (as 500mg Sodium Ascorbate), it is also enhanced with Vitamin E (22 I.U.) and Zinc (as 27.5mg Zinc Sulfate Monohydrate). Working in synergy, these nutrients in their right amounts can help skin glow beautifully healthy from the inside out.
By combining your daily dose of Fortima with a healthy diet and a regular exercise routine, you can help boost your immune system as well, especially in these pandemic times.
The ancients knew it and present-day science has affirmed it: beauty is more than just skin-deep. The challenge now, as it was back then, is to make sure you nourish your body every day with immunity-boosting nutrients. Because when you take care of your body from the inside, you will also look wonderfully good from the outside.
Fortima makes this easier for you because it is now available at all major pharmacies nationwide and official UL Skin Sciences shops in Lazada and Shopee.