Vitamin C is one of those constants in life. We know it does tons of good to our skin and body, so we drink our freshly squeezed orange juice, take a supplement or apply it topically via our favourite skincare products.
But how good is good and what are the actual benefits of Vitamin C
Read on for our little list of the amazing things Vitamin C can do for you (r skin).
Defends against free radicals
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it can donate electrons in order to neutralize free radicals created in skin after oxidative stress. Sun damage is one of the main causes of oxidative stress. And whilst vitamin C can't protect skin like an SPF can, it can minimize the damage caused.
Boosts collagen production
Vitamin C is one of the main factors in stabilising and creating collagen molecules, which makes it one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients. There is also research that shows that vitamin C can increase the quality of the collagen created in the body.
Reduces brown spots
Because vitamin C can aid in the skin's ability to heal itself, it as a 'Must-go-to' skin product when looking to reduce red and brown spots. Add to that its anti-inflammatory properties (of interest if you're struggling with acne or rosacea), and even-toned skin is on the horizon.
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