We all know vitamin C helps prevent colds, but it is also excellent for the skin. It is an antioxidant that helps fight against free radicals (unstable molecules that break down your healthy collagen and speed up aging). Vitamin C has been clinically tested and results show it is great for repairing damaged skin. It helps broken capillaries heal and wrinkled skin smooth out.
Vitamin C helps prevent UVB damage caused by the sun; therefore, being great for anybody at risk for skin cancer. I recommend vitamin C to all my clients but especially any client who has had skin cancer in the past.
Vitamin C can be taken orally either by eating foods that contain it, or taken in a supplement. It is water-soluble, so the body absorbs it quite easily.
It can be used topically as well and gets wonderful results. Just make sure to get it in L-ascorbic acid form to ensure it penetrates the skin. Also make sure the packaging is airtight because air can cause it to go bad.
Good Sources of Vitamin C
The Best Vitamin C Serum
If you are looking for a Vitamin C serum I highly recommend Hylunia’s Beyond Complex C. This breakthrough anti-aging formula delivers a rapid dose of Vitamin C that visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles. The serum effectively minimizes free radical damage and aids in collagen synthesis to reduce sun damage, minimize irritation, and soothe redness due to rosacea.