bookmark_borderThe Importance of Vitamin C for Your Skin

Everyone knows how important vitamins are for your health- they help improve your health, skin, hair and more. One of the best vitamins for you is vitamin C. Vitamin C can be found in bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwis, broccoli, berries, citrus fruits, tomatoes, peas, papayas and more. It also can be found in various skincare products. Below are just a few reasons why vitamin C is so important for your skin.

  • Vitamin C works to maintain healthy and young-looking skin. Young skin is full of vitamin C, but as you get older, you lose the nutrient. People who smoke cigarettes, are exposed to lots of UV light or live in a highly-polluted area may also be lacking vitamin C. Vitamin C works to reverse the aging process in your skin, especially on your face.
  • Vitamin C fights wrinkles and reduces their appearance. Vitamin C works to produce collagen, the protein that gives skin elasticity. Collagen breaks down as you age, which results in wrinkles. To keep your skin from forming wrinkles, take or use products with vitamin C in them to counteract the loss in collagen.
  • Vitamin C helps reduce the appearance of age spots and skin discoloration. Many women deal with uneven skin tone or dark spots. Sometimes these can be from the sun or from general aging. Whatever the reason, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that works to reduce the number of damaged skin cells and reverse the damage to your skin. Using a skincare product with vitamin C in addition to daily sunscreen is your best bet to healthy, ageless skin.