Last Updated on November 15, 2020 by Ellen Christian
We all know that vitamins are good for us but do you know the benefits of Vitamin C for your skin? When I’m sick, the first thing I reach for is my bottle of Vitamin C. I know that it helps me stay healthy but I had no idea that there were benefits of Vitamin C for your skin. I’ve been reading more about how to get the most out of the foods we eat when I learned about how important Vitamin C is.
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Benefits of Vitamin C for Your Skin
It turns out that Vitamin C plays a vital role in the health of your skin. Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid and it is key to the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein that is helpful in the growth of cells and blood vessels and gives skin its firmness and strength. As you age, your skin loses collagen and produces less and less each year. Vitamin C also helps your skin repair itself. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps repair damage from free radicals. All of this makes Vitamin C very important to skin health.
Since it’s clear that there are benefits of Vitamin C for your skin, it’s important to make sure you make that available to your body. There are several different ways to do that.
- Eat more foods containing Vitamin C. Foods like citrus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, spinach, cauliflower and tomatoes all have Vitamin C in them. If you eat enough foods containing Vitamin C throughout the day, you may not need to take a supplement. Check with your doctor to see what they recommend.
- Take Vitamin C supplements. Look for a quality Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) supplement. My understanding is that the L form is better than the D form.
- Use a Vitamin C serum on your skin to give your skin a concentrated delivery system.
What is a Vitamin C Serum?
A Vitamin C serum is not the same as a moisturizer or toner. A Vitamin C serum is generally a lighter and thinner consistency than a moisturizer and is applied to your face after cleansing and before applying your moisturizer. Serums are able to penetrate deeper into the skin than a moisturizer can. Whether you choose to add a Vitamin C serum to your beauty routine or not will depend on how much Vitamin C you get from other sources.
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