What Is The Role of Vitamin C in Skin Health?

Vitamin C is a legend in the skincare world as it is considered a holy grail for all skin-related issues. It is an incredible antioxidant with anti-inflammatory nutrients that revamps your skin, hydrates it, and reduces the signs of aging. While you can naturally consume Vitamin C in fruits and vegetables, adding this significant element to your skincare routine will help protect your skin against sun exposure and harmful free radicals. Thus, this potent antioxidant is widely used in serums, oils, moisturizers, and face cleansers. 

Here’s how Vitamin C boosts your skin’s health.

It prevents wrinkles and fine lines

Noticing aging signs and wrinkles on your skin can be depressing. Fortunately, Vitamin C comes to the rescue in preventing and reducing unwanted symptoms by boosting collagen synthesis in your body. However, you should consult with a skin specialist before using a higher amount of Vitamin C as it can play a significant role in enhancing your skin’s appearance. A topical application of Vitamin C can help eliminate wrinkles and offer a smooth skin with adequate collagen production.

It shields against sun exposure

Extensive sun exposure leads to a negative impact on your skin, causing roughness, tanning, or redness. A topical application of Vitamin C works as an antioxidant in shielding your skin against harmful UV rays. Additionally, the combination of Vitamin C and E is more effective in preventing sun damage to the skin. 

It offers skin hydration

Vitamin C decreases the dryness of your skin and provides moisture. The Ascorbic acid/ Vitamin C helps retain water in your skin, further preventing it from becoming dry and oily. 

It aids wound healing

Vitamin C is known to have ascorbic acid that assists in rapid wound healing by activating collagen formation. Apply it topically to witness better and more effective results. A combination of Vitamin C and E and other oral therapies works best for pressure ulcers (bed sores) and aids rapid recovery.

It improves the elasticity of the skin

Applying Vitamin C can boost collagen and elastin production in your skin. This enables your skin to become firm and tight. Since Vitamin C is a storehouse of several nutrients and antioxidants, its deficiency can lead to rough, bumpy, dry, and damaged skin and corkscrew hair. 

It reduces pigmentation of the skin

Hyperpigmentation/ dark pigmentation of the skin is mainly caused by increased melanin production in your skin. Melanin is an essential pigment that gives color to your skin. While hyperpigmentation is typically not harmful, it can deteriorate the even tone of your skin. However, fair use of Vitamin C can help you eliminate dark patches from your skin. 

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