Importance of vitamin C
Did you know that vitamin C is not only good for your health and fighting off colds and flu’s, it also plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin. As you age, you gradually lose the vitamin C and nutrients in your skin. That’s why it’s important to keep up your vitamin C intake to reverse this aging effect on your face.
How vitamin C can benefit your skin:
- One of the most powerful functions of vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, which is the protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As you age the collagen in your skin breaks down and wrinkles begin to form as well as pigmentation, decreased elasticity and firmness. Sun damage and smoking are one of the biggest factors that break down the collagen and nutrients in your skin. Just one cigarette will deplete your daily RDA of vitamin C. With the help of vitamin C, collagen proteins will continue to produce to significantly improve skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles and skin elasticity.
- Vitamin C is also known to have anti-inflammatory properties by acting as an antihistamine, which can be used to treat a variety of inflammatory skin conditions.
- As Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, it can reduce the amount of sun damaged cells and helps reverse age-related damage to skin.
Taking vitamin C through a supplement or food is beneficial, but to specifically target signs of aging on your face, topical vitamin C is best. For radiant, youthful skin make sure you are keeping your vitamin C intake up and using skincare products with a vitamin C component.