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The Many Benefits Of Vitamin C For Your Skin

Most people know about the benefits of vitamin C when taken to boost your immune system, but Vitamin C also has incredible skincare benefits when applied topically to the skin. We recommend adding this powerful antioxidant to your skincare routine because it both protects and repairs the skin. Let’s talk about how it works and what it can do for you.

What Is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is also referred to as as Ascorbic Acid. You may have seen this ingredient in food products or vitamins, but it’s also the active ingredient in Vitamin C serums for the skin. This essential vitamin is an antioxidant, which means it protects your cells from environmental damage like sun exposure and pollution (free radicals). While we eat Vitamin C to protect our body internally, the skin only gets a tiny amount. That’s why we suggest using a serum topically – the Vitamin C has been chemically altered to provide maximum absorption and effect.

However, not all Vitamin C formulations are equal. There are thousands of products on the market, so you’ll have to be a wise consumer to tell the quality products from the junk.

What Are The Benefits?

Perhaps the most commonly advertised benefit to the skin is the incredible brightening power. If you suffer from dull skin and uneven skin tone, adding a Vitamin C serum to your routine can be a real game changer. In addition, it can:

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Speed wound healing
  • Protect against sun damage (you still need SPF)
  • Evens skin tone
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation
  • Stimulates collagen production

These are the some of the main concerns people have with their skin, and Vitamin C addresses all of them!

Choose Wisely

As we mentioned, you do have to be choosy when looking for a serum that will be effective. For high quality, clinically proven products, stick to medical grade skincare brands like Revision, AnteAGE MD, and PCA Skincare. We can help you find the right product for your skin and show you how to work it into your routine. Schedule a consultation with us to get started.

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