Did you know that Vitamin C is helpful to your skin as well as your health? It is so powerful that it has been given its own category in skin care products.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential ingredient as it cannot be synthesized by the body and must be taken in the form of food, vitamins or products containing vitamin C and absorbed through the skin. Vitamin C is a natural constituent found in the epidermis and dermis of the skin. Aging, cigarettes, and UV light are known to lower Vitamin C content in skin.
What are the Benefits of Vitamin C?
Vitamin C not only preserves the density of collagen, it strengthens existing collagen as well. This makes sense as someone suffering from a vitamin C deficiency, suffers from impaired collagen production.
Vitamin C has been known to reduce brown spots from hyperpigmentation and is touted for being a brightening agent by reducing melanin deposits that cause brown spots. This powerful antioxidant helps protect skin after UV exposure and can enhance sunscreen when applied before sunscreen.
Exfoliating the skin helps prepare it for better absorption of Vitamin C and other ingredients in skin care products.
In one study, topical application of Vitamin C in skin care products provides more protection from the sun and wrinkling than oral Vitamin C supplementation. If oral Vitamin C is combined with oral Vitamin E, this increases photoprotection from UV light.
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This latest installment of Timeless Organics SKIN SCOOP offers some basic information regarding Vitamin C and skin health. Vitamin C is an essential part of skin health and collagen synthesis. Check out these products to ensure your skin is receiving this powerful antioxidant for skin health and anti-aging.