Vitamin C is considered one of the top secrets when it comes to skin care. This vitamin, found in a wide range of fruits in nature, can achieve younger, healthier and more radiant skin. There are substantial studies that have analyzed how this vitamin works and how it can greatly benefit our skin. Today, we share with you details on how this vitamin works and why is it so important for our daily skin care.
How Vitamin C works
Vitamin C provides potent antioxidant protection which helps treat and prevent changes associated with skin aging. There are various derivatives of Vitamin C, such as ascorbic acid, which are widely used in skin serums and creams as the benefits have been long supported by studies published in many medical magazines, like the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (2008).
Potent Antioxidant. Vitamin C slows the rate of free-radical damage. Free-radicals are unstable molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C reduces the number of sunburned cells, may repair UV damage like discoloration and fine lines. It also reduces sunburn and prevents the consequences of long term sun exposure, which can lead to cancer. While it should not be considered as a sunscreen replacement, Vitamin C protects against UV damage by increasing the effectiveness of your sunscreen and boosting defense.
Collagen Producer. Vitamin C is essential in the biosynthesis of collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives skin elasticity. As we age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles start to form. Vitamin C can help stabilize and augment your skin’s level of collagen, to counteract wrinkle formation.
- Reduces the appearance of brown spots
- Reduces inflammation and irritation
- Fade post-breakout red marks and helps improve skin’s natural healing response
Even though Vitamin C on its own has so many benefits, it’s important to use products that include it along with some of its derivatives and other substances that will help your skin. Topical vitamin C is 20 times more effective than taking it orally. Look for products that include Vitamin C, ascorbic acid, retinol, niacinamide, and green tea. Use it strategically in your daily routine.
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