At the top of all dermatologist’s list of the best ingredients for skin is Vitamin C. That’s because there are few ingredients that are better for brightening skin, protecting it against aggressors, and addressing signs of aging than Vitamin C. It’s also great for all skin types and ages including sensitive skin. Vitamins C’s widespread properties and ability to regenerate the skin can be achieved from supplements, cleansers, serums, moisturizers, face masks and formulas.
Here’s everything you need to know about the benefits of Vitamin C for skin to get your glow back!
We all know that Vitamin C boosts your immunity to prevent or treat a cold. It is also an essential nutrient in tissue repair which helps wounds heal quicker and may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid. It’s a vitamin that, according to Mayo Clinic and all other studies, isn’t actually produced by the body. The only way to get Vitamin C is through your diet or supplements. Citrus and other fruits like strawberries and guavas are known to be rich in vitamin C.
While you can eat your way to a healthy Vitamin C intake, your skin gains the biggest benefits when it’s applied topically versus ingested via an oral supplement or your diet. Topically, it’s 27 times more potent than the oral intake.
What are the benefits of topical Vitamin C on the skin according to Lamelle Research Laboratories?
Apply vitamin C as a serum in the mornings after cleansing and before applying moisturizer and sunscreen. Some believe that the best vitamin C skin care products are serums because they are more effective at penetrating the skin barrier.
Most skin care products take time to start working, and vitamin C takes a little longer than others, even with daily use. Use your Vitamin C products for more than two months before assessing its effectiveness on your skin.
Come and speak to one of our experienced skin care specialists to find the most suitable Vitamin C product for your skin. We also stock Vitamin C supplements from Metagenics.