Why Vitamin C is Essential for your Skin
Posted on February 08 2019
This article discusses the potential roles of vitamin C in the skin and summarizes the current knowledge about vitamin C in skin health.
Vitamin C is one of the most popular and effective skin care active ingredients around. Vitamin C is packed with antioxidants and other essential compounds your skin needs. Vitamin C is a normal skin constituent that is found in your dermis and epidermis. Aging, however, causes a decline in vitamin C content in both the epidermis and dermis. However, adding a Vitamin C serum or product to your every day skin care routine it can be beneficial for you in many ways. Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis and helps protect your skin from damage caused by UV light or being in the sun too long. When your skin has high contents of Vitamin C your skin is able to fight off free radicals (smoke, pollution, UV sunlight and stress). These free radicals can lower Vitamin C content in your skin.
Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C pair together perfectly to reach the full potential of skin hydration. Hyaluronic Acid is able to reach the deepest layers of your skin. So when Hyaluronic Acid is paired with Vitamin C it is able to take all the essential vitamins and antioxidants from the Vitamin C with it.
Vitamin C is not a “sunscreen” because it does not absorb light in the UVA or UVB spectrum. UV light decreases vitamin C content of skin, an effect that is dependent on the intensity and duration of UV exposure.