Vitamin C is most popularly known as a powerful antioxidant found in common fruits like oranges, strawberries and even papaya. But if you’re a skincare enthusiast like us, you already know how beneficial it is for your skin.
Naturally, our skin contains high concentrations of Vitamin C, but due to sun damage and natural aging, the levels of Vitamin C in our skin starts to decrease. Scary, right? But don’t worry. We’re here to let you know the importance of incorporating Vitamin C into your skincare routine, so you can keep your complexion protected and pristine.
Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C can help limit damage induced by UV light exposure. So, for the times you forget to wear sunscreen (hopefully only a handful of days), Vitamin C can help protect your skin against damage caused by free radicals. For any prolonged exposure, it can also help to soothe sunburns and accelerate cell turnover, allowing damaged skin cells to be replaced with healthy, new ones.
But it doesn’t stop there. Studies have shown that using a topical Vitamin C serum can help increase collagen production in your skin. Why does that matter? Boosting your collagen production can help diminish the appearance of wrinkles, prevent sagging and tighten skin.
Vitamin C also boasts amazing brightening properties. It can help diminish the appearance of those pesky, stubborn dark spots on your face. How does it work? It acts as a reducing agent at various oxidative steps of melanin formation, hence inhibiting melanogenesis (the synthesis of melanin).
If you aren’t already convinced to add some Vitamin C into your routine, you’ll just have to trust us on this one. It’s an absolute must for all ages and all skin types.
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