Vitamin C is arguably one of my favorite ingredients that delivers multiple perks. It has a ton of benefits, which keep skin healthy, longer.
In addition to its powerful anti-aging benefits, vitamin C also protects the skin from the sun’s UVA / UVB rays. And because it is an antioxidant, it naturally helps strengthen skin and repel things (like free radicals) that could damage it.
As if these benefits weren’t enough, vitamin C can also help out even out your complexion, fade redness and discoloration. With continued, daily use, skin appears more youthful and even without cosmetic work or lasers. Win!
There are a few different types of vitamin C. Absorbic Acid is the most common type when it comes to skincare—it absorbs the quickest and has the highest potency when applied topically.
I always emphasize that what you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it. Eating foods high in vitamin C will also benefit your skin. Did you know that red peppers have a higher vitamin C concentration per cup than orange juice? So next time you find yourself having to pick between the veggie platter or a sugary dessert platter, think of your skin!
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