Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C

November 05, 2021 2 min read

Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients in your body because it’s essential to the production of collagen, which gives structure and firmness to your skin. This antioxidant vitamin, which you get mostly from fruits and vegetables, also protects your skin from harmful environmental factors like sun exposure, smoking, and pollutants in the air, all of which can cause premature aging. So whether you’re 20 or 50 years old, vitamin C can help you get youthful-looking skin.

What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that acts as an antioxidant, preventing cell damage from free radicals. In other words, it protects your skin from environmental damage and promotes healing. It can be found in foods like oranges, bell peppers, strawberries and papaya. In skincare products, it is most commonly used as an antioxidant and anti-aging agent.

How Does It Work?
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to be effective in slowing down and preventing collagen degradation, which keeps your skin firm and youthful. With age, levels of collagen decline naturally. By incorporating vitamin C into your daily routine, you can help fight off wrinkles and slow down visible signs of aging.

When Should I Use It?
There are many studies that show vitamin C can help reduce free radicals in your skin and improve overall firmness, it’s great for both young and mature skin. We recommend applying it after you cleanse your face during the day and before you apply moisturiser and SPF.

What Are the Best Forms?
There are several different forms of vitamin C—ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate, calcium ascorbate, L-ascorbic acid, and many more. L-ascorbic acid is the gold standard in terms of performance for skincare. It helps brighten, photo protect and boosts collagen.

At Lotus Skin we use L-ascorbic acid in any of our vitamin C brightening serums! To find the best skincare products for you take our free skincare quiz here.

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