What Does Vitamin C Do For Your Skin

Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients available, which can do wonders for your skin. Vitamin C isn’t produced by the body but is instead found in supplements and diets, like in oranges for example. Vitamin C in the body is important as it promotes collagen production. It helps protect cells, also helps maintain healthy skin blood vessels, bones and cartilage.

Helps Boost Production Of Collagen

When it comes to the benefits of Vitamin C for your skin, as mentioned it promotes collagen production which helps with improving skin elasticity, such as wrinkles and roughness as well as signs of ageing and giving you more youthful skin. Basically, it helps keep your skin from sagging over time, as your body slows down in collagen production as you age so adding vitamin C to your skincare routine is ideal, as new collagen is encouraged to grow.

Hydrates Skin

Over time the top layer of skin starts to dry, which can lead to itchy, scaly and premature ageing. Vitamin C helps the skin retain water as it decreases transepidermal water loss and therefore allowing your skin to retain water better. 

Vitamin C Helps With Hyperpigmentation

If you have hyperpigmentation, Vitamin C is effective in reducing the effects of hyperpigmentation as it helps fade dark spots. If you have repeat exposure to the sun, hyperpigmentation on your skin could get triggered as frequent sun exposure accelerates melanin production. 

Helps Protect Against UV Light

Another benefit of vitamin C for your skin is the antioxidants found within them can help defend against the damaging effects of UV light. Please note that vitamin C is not a sunscreen and should not be used in place of sunscreen.

We offer a number of products that include vitamin C:

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We offer a free 15-minute online skin consultation if you would like to discuss which vitamin C product is best for you based on your skin type and goals.