How does Vitamin C assist in keeping your skin young?
Vitamin C is an important nutrient that we require to live healthy, happy lives. Not only, does if help form and maintain bones and blood vessels, it also aids in the promotion skin health. The body needs vitamin C for various functions:
- Assists in producing collagen
- Removes unwanted substances from the body
- Assists in the absorption of iron
- Boosts the immune system
- Enhances wound healing
When it comes to skincare, it is also a powerful antioxidant that we recommend you put on in the morning under your sunscreen.
Here are more benefits of incorporating Vitamin C in your skincare regime.
Protects Against Sun Damage
As a powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C helps defend the skin against the damage UV light can cause. While you certainly still need sunscreen (no, a Vitamin C serum cannot replace sunscreen), research suggests Vitamin C can help blunt the damage if UV light gets past the sunscreen to your skin.
Lightens Dark Spots
Vitamin C can aid in lightening hyperpigmentation. Applied consistently to your skin, it can lighten those darker spots over time.
Helps Smooth Wrinkles
Vitamin C is a powerful ingredient in many anti-aging products. As an antioxidant, Vitamin C neutralises the free radicals that cause oxidative stress to skin. As it also produces collagen in skin cells, that helps to support the structure of your skin, thus delaying the signs of skin aging.
Ah, collagen, the protein that naturally keeps our skin from sagging. Sadly, the production of collagen slows down as we age, thus causing wrinkles and signs of aging. However, Vitamin C is known to assist in the production of collagen. Applied to the skin via a serum, Vitamin C can encourage new collage to grow and maintain the collagen you currently have.
New You Aesthetic carries some great serums that contain Vitamin C. Some of our recommendations include:
Ultraceuticals Ultra C 23+ Firming Concentrate Serum
A pro collagen formula designed to help improve the appearance of skin firmness.
Ultraceuticals MD Ultimate C
Works to help visibly smooth the appearance of wrinkles, skin firmness and resilience.
Dermaceutic K Ceutic (SPF50)
A nourishing and hydrating post-treatment product, ideal for traumatised skin.
Dermaceutica C25 cream, 25 % Vitamin C antioxidant concentrate
Combats oxidative stress, and protects the skin from premature ageing.