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Vitamin C Benefits for Skin

Vitamin C Benefits for Skin

Few ingredients receive as much praise from skin-care experts as vitamin C. It's well-established that the benefits of vitamin C for skin are extensive and wide-ranging, not to mention beneficial for pretty much everyone, regardless of age or skin type. It's a serious workhorse, one that's absolutely worth incorporating into your routine. Vitamin C is the most plentiful antioxidant found in human skin. Since your body is unable to produce vitamin C, it has to be obtained orally, either from your diet or taking supplements. Still, even if you have a high intake of vitamin C, only a small amount is able to be absorbed in the skin. The only way to see its amazing benefits in the skin is to apply it topically. When applied topically, vitamin C accelerates the production of both collagen and elastin, which help keep the skin plump and firm. Topical vitamin C can help prevent premature aging of the skin, restoring a youthful, smooth appearance.

The Many Benefits of Vitamin C in Your Skin

Vitamin C is involved in the formation of the skin barrier and collagen in the dermis and plays a important role in the skin against skin oxidation and in anti-aging of wrinkles and dark spots. For example, Vitamin C:

  • provides hydration
  • can brighten your skin
  • can reduce redness
  • can reduce Hyperpigmentation (aka-dark spots)
  • can reduce the appearance of under-eye circles
  • promotes collagen production
  • may help prevent sagging
  • may protect against sun damage
  • may soothe sunburns
  • may help wound healing
  • may reduce acne inflammation and acne lesions
  • may improve the appearance of acne scars

Here at Defy Nature, we recommend our 20% Vitamin C Complex, a powerful antioxidant delivering daily defense for visible anti-aging benefits.

The Bottom Line

Vitamin C can help heal blemishes, reduce hyperpigmentation, and give your skin an out-of-this-world glow. Consistency is key for maximum effect, so add it to your skin care routine in a way that makes sense for you. Some people apply it in the morning to take advantage of its UV-protectant properties, while others find that it works best as a night serum. Others apply it twice daily.

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