5 Benefits of Vitamin C for the Skin
The effects of Vitamin C on the skin are almost like a magic trick. Having tons of benefits, Vitamin C is a secret to healthy skin and a strong immune system.
Vitamin C is able to:
1. Fight wrinkles
Vitamin C is one of the essential factors for the production and stabilization of collagen, explains the dermatologist Tiago Recena, especially the collagens I and III, the main ones of our body. Collagen keeps more water and elasticity in its fibers, preventing the appearance of wrinkles. In addition to the skin, collagen also helps make hair and nails look more beautiful.
2. Reduces Sun Damage
The antioxidant action of vitamin C protects the skin from the sun's rays and reduces the effects caused by the sun, explains the dermatologist Juliana Source:
- This occurs for both aging and the appearance of skin cancer, acting in partnership with sunscreens.
This is not to say that vitamin C is a substitute for sunscreen because it works for other purposes.
- Vitamin C does not protect against sunburn, but the release of free radicals by ultraviolet rays - clarifies Tiago Recena.
3. It is a powerful antioxidant
Free radicals are toxic substances produced by the body itself or by external factors like sun, cigarette, stress and pollution - which, under normal conditions, our body is in charge of neutralizing naturally. Antioxidant substances are responsible for reacting and neutralizing the levels of free radicals in the body. And the good news? Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants and neutralizes free radicals by chemical reactions.In addition, vitamin C has a whitening effect and improves immunity.
4. Healing powers
It is fundamental in the healing process and production of collagen, it prevents diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, cataract, improves male fertility and the absorption of iron - explains Juliana Fonte.
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Vitamin C is present in many foods, especially in citrus fruits like kiwi, acerola, cashew and strawberry. Dark-green vegetables are rich in vitamin C: broccoli, kale and watercress, for example. It can also be found in some foods of animal origin, such as cow's milk and goat's milk and livers, both beef and pork or chicken.
- The body usually works with a reserve of 1500mg of vitamin C, which quickly degrades before the sun and oxygen, so we need to replenish daily. In some cases, you need to supplement with vitamin C as supplements in capsules - explains dermatologist Tiago Recena.
6. Topical Vitamin C
The latest scientific research shows that Vitamin C can enhance the skins natural defence system - enabling it to defend itself from harmful oxidative stress. There’s just one problem - the Vitamin C in many topical products is unstable and can lose efficacy before it is even applied to the skin. Even when the Vitamin C is stable, it must still get to the right place in order to provide effective protection and visible brightening.
Dermalogica’s super charged Biolumin-C formulas are unique, but each one uses ultra-stable Vitamin C complex to deliver the full power of Vitamin C exactly where it’s needed most for ultimate results.
Biolumin-C Serum enhances skins natural defence system to brighten, firm and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Biolumin-C Eye Serum brightens, firms and hydrates the delicates skin around the eyes as it outsmarts visible premature ageing caused by daily eye movements and environmental stress. Biolumin-C Gel Moisturiser provides weightless hydration to restore skins moisture barrier as it brightens dull, dehydrated skin.