Vitamin C is very important to your overall health, but you may not be aware of the many health benefits that vitamin C has for your skin. In addition to its antioxidant properties, vitamin C can benefit any skin type and several skin conditions. Here are three benefits of vitamin C for your skin that might surprise you.
Vitamin C naturally protects the skin against damaging ultraviolet light exposure. When you spend a lot of time outdoors, it is very important that you protect your skin from the sun’s damaging rays. In addition to wearing sunscreen, applying vitamin C or including it in your diet can help mitigate any damage from the sun. It can also help reverse damage from the sun.
Vitamin C is important for the production of collagen. Collagen is a component of the skin that is involved in wound healing, as well as keeping the skin firm and supple. Over time, collagen production decreases in the human body naturally. This is what causes lines and wrinkles to form or the skin to sag. This is why vitamin C is so important for age-defying treatments, as well as wound healing.
Researchers believe that dietary vitamin C plays a role in the hydration of the skin. If you suffer from dry skin and moisturizers don’t seem highly effective, you might try increasing your dietary intake of vitamin C.
Some studies suggest that vitamin C applied topically can be a very effective acne treatment to reduce inflammation of flare-ups. So far, the studies have not been widespread or conclusive, but they are heading in the right direction.
Topical vitamin C also has some aesthetic properties, helping you look younger with firmer and more youthful skin. If you are interested in our facial treatments with vitamin C, contact us today for more information or to schedule your initial appointment.