The benefits of Vitamin C for the skin is amazing. It’s known as the anti-aging triple threat due to it’s multiple benefits as it’s more than just an antioxidant.
Daily exposure to UV rays and pollution can cause our skin to age and increase risk of skin cancer. The antioxidants in Vitamin C skincare products help to neutralize the damaging effects and protects our skin cells.
Vitamin C is sourced from ascorbic acid which is also a mild exfoliant. So a product containing Vit C can help with hyperpigmentation and prevent the formation of new spots. (And of course using daily SPF – no matter the weather. You get just as many damaging rays on cloudy days.)
What I find most impressive about Vitamin C is it’s ability to promote collagen. The antioxidants in Vitamin C have been shown to stimulate our skins fibroblasts – cells that produce collagen and restore elasticity. I recently read an article about a study that showed higher Vit C intake was associated with less wrinkled skin and ingesting it helps more with collagen production than applying it. So whether you take it in supplement form or load up on vit c rich foods, it’s a win-win for your skin!
When I first started using a Vit C product, I noticed redness and irritation. I tend to have sensitive skin. So if you decide to incorporate a Vit C product, I suggest you start off by maybe using it one or two times a week and gradually increase the frequency. Some of my favorite lines such as IMAGE, Skinceuticals and Environ all carry Vit C serums and moisturizers.