Vitamin C’s a wonder ingredient when it comes to skincare. As one of the most critical vitamins we need for bodily health, it’s tough to understate just how great vitamin C is or forget its many benefits. But while vitamin C is needed for bodily health, tissue creation, and your immune system, it also provides specific benefits for your skin.
Different modes of usage may have different benefits, like using a lotion containing vitamin C as opposed to taking vitamin C supplements. Let’s break down vitamin C’s seven biggest benefits for your skin in detail.
Healthy skin means hydrated skin, and vitamin C is important for moisturization. A 2017 research review indicates that most healthy skin cells and organs have lots of vitamin C, meaning vitamin C accumulates in your body as blood circulates.
More importantly, vitamin C can decrease transepidermal water loss or TEWL, which is any water loss to the surface of your skin. TEWL tends to decrease if you have naturally dry skin or normal skin or spend time in a dry climate, so a moisturizer or skin serum that includes vitamin C may help retain water and decrease water loss during the day.
Add vitamin C with other hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, salicylic acid, glycerin, and l-ascorbic acid for skin, and you might see major improvements to your skin’s barrier and its overall health. As an added benefit, more hydration may reduce the signs of aging depending on the efficacy of your chosen product.
So long as good vitamin C levels are present in your skincare routine, your dermis will likely benefit overall.
Hope Health’s Nourish skin serum contains vitamins C, B, and E alongside ferulic acid and hyaluronic acid for deep hydration and reduced appearance of fine lines.
Ever spent a little too much time in the sun and ended up with a red rash that won't go away?
It turns out, vitamin C may also have beneficial and protective effects against ultraviolet radiation, especially when used with a broad-spectrum sunscreen that includes other ingredients like vitamin E (which is frequently used in memory supplements) and ferulic acid.
Many studies have shown that vitamin C’s soothing effects may help support your skin after tissue damage from UV exposure. We all need to get plenty of sunlight each day so our bodies can produce vitamin D, but too much can lead to irritation or rashes.
Have issues with your skin’s brightness or excessive pigmentation?
In some cases, vitamin C may help reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation and help smooth out your skin’s surface, reducing dullness and giving you a youthful, radiant glow.
Vitamin C can result in brighter, lighter skin overall.
Introducing a little extra vitamin C could support brighteness and skin elasticity for more youthful-looking skin.
Reduced Redness and Hyperpigmentation
In keeping with the above benefits, vitamin C is known to help reduce the appearance of redness or any hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it may help protect your skin from certain stressors.
As an antioxidant, vitamin C can have soothing effects that may help reduce puffiness and ease your skin, helping your face’s natural skin tone and smoothness shine through.
On top of that, vitamin C, when ingested through food or supplements, is also known to optimize your immune system and discourage any overactive immune responses. Your complexion might be more even, and you might experience fewer splotchy spots even as you get older.
Wrinkles and fine lines are less likely to crop up if your skin has plenty of collagen and vitamin C. However, collagen is also tied to how firm your skin initially remains as you get older. The less collagen you have, the more likely your epidermis is to sag and look older in terms of skin texture as well.
Vitamin C supports the body’s normal production of collagen, and is thus crucial to youthful-looking skin. Therefore, vitamin C supplementation may help tighten your skin’s appearance for a younger-looking face.
Last but not least, some evidence suggests that oral vitamin C may help support skin health. Remember that it can help calm rashes or damage your skin might accrue over time, thus allowing you to enjoy smoother and brighter skin.
Supplementation of vitamin C may help:
- Support normal cell proliferation in the skin
- Support the body’s natural skin repair process
- Support normal collagen and keratin production
On top of all of these benefits, vitamin C is healthy for most skin types no matter its sensitivity because it’s not irritating and reduces irritation across the board. Have acne-prone skin, skin with dark spots, or sensitive skin? Vitamin C can help!
Because of this, you can and should target vitamin C in your skincare products, like serums, moisturizers, and more.
Hope Health’s skincare line includes the Nourish serum with vitamin C, the Hydrate moisturizer, the Tone toner, the Cleanse cleanser, and the Treat spot treament. With ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B, CoQ10, and lavender, Hope Health’s skincare can help you achieve the skin of your dreams.
You can also find vitamin C in our supplements made with organic, all-natural ingredients.
Hope Health’s Organic + Immune Supplement is a perfect example, and it’s chock-full of ingredients like vitamin C, ginger, garlic, oregano, and even moringa leaf. These ingredients may give your body the immune system boost it needs without introducing any harmful chemicals or synthetic additives.
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