The What, Why, and How of Vitamin C - Dr. Su Glow x Grow

The What, Why, and How of Vitamin C

With clear and radiant skin, you will shine through everything. Vitamin C can help you achieve the skin of your dreams. Some consider it the pinnacle of all skin-care products, and with good cause. Vitamin C is like the Brad Pitt of the beauty industry. Vitamin C serves many different benefits, like naturally moisturizing the skin, improving skin tone, and preventing anti-aging. Wow, too much for a single nutrient to give out, right? You have a lot more to learn about vitamin C. Just stick with us till the end, and you will be all amazed by how much Vitamin C can do for your skin.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, often known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin- that is required to keep your skin healthy. Because of its antioxidant, anti-aging, and anti pigmentary qualities, Vitamin C has been clinically proven to have a wide variety of therapeutic uses.

Why do you need vitamin C in your skincare?

Collagen Production

Collagen- one of the friends of your skin. Collagen is a type of protein for your skin and hair, and its production is very important for your body. How can you keep youthful and soft skin forever? Vitamin C is the answer. And how? Ummm, when we get old, collagen production slows down and makes the skin sag. That’s when Vitamin C enters to boost the production of collagen while keeping the skin vibrant. Topical vitamin C can help to prevent premature aging of the skin and restore its youthful, smooth appearance.

Hydrate the skin

Not just you, but your skin needs to be hydrated too. When your skin is yearning for moisture, it starts to dry out, making it itchy, rough, and scaly. Vitamin C gives your skin the hydration that it deserves while ensuring moisture in your skin. Sufficient moisturization ensures smooth and plumpy skin and prevents oil and dryness on the skin. Amazing, right?

It treats hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation- ugh, the name itself is enough to make instant wrinkles on your forehead. UV rays and environmental pollution are the ones to blame. Yes, hyperpigmentation is harmless, BUT it might make you look older.

Vitamin C, our hero, has antioxidant properties that help combat dark spots and prevent premature aging caused by the sun. 

Reduces dark circles

Nobody wants to look like a polar bear; I repeat, NOBODY- not you, not me, no one. 

Vitamin C strengthens the commonly thin, sensitive skin beneath the eyes, which helps to minimize and prevent dark circles. The antioxidant effects of vitamin C assist in making skin more supple and robust. 

How to include Vitamin C in your skincare?

You have two ways to use Vitamin C for skincare: dietary consumption and topical application.

i) Dietary Consumption:

Skin is all that your tummy has. To get the glow from within, you need to make some changes to your diet. Start by including some tasty fruits and veggies that have high vitamin C content. Fruits and veggies like 

  • blackcurrants.
  • citrus fruits – oranges, limes, and lemons
  • berries.
  • kiwifruit.
  • tomatoes.
  • broccoli.
  • sprouts.
  • red, yellow, and green capsicum.

ii) Topical application:

Are you impatient like me? When you can not wait to see changes in your appearance by consuming Vitamin C, that’s when you should consider applying it to the skin. Aahaan, direct absorption of Vitamin C into your skin, right away starts working on smoothing the skin, eliminating
fine wrinkles and dark spots, and fighting against free radicals. You can look for Vitamin C in any of the skincare products you use; it could be:

  • Facewash,
  • Toner,
  • Serum( Vitamin C)
  • Moisturiser
  • Sunscreen
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