Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) shows magical effects when it comes to skincare. Loaded with antioxidants, it can help you get radiant and youthful skin. It contains the power to destroy free radicals while supporting tissue repair and collagen synthesis. It ultimately helps you make your skin healthy.
Winter is a challenging time for the skin. Your skin becomes dry very often which results in rashes and other skin problems. In this situation, you need to supply an adequate amount of Vitamin C to the skin. Though, the oral intake of the vitamin is beneficial for the skin as well but not it's not sufficient. With topical application, you can remove this nutritional gap. This can help improve skin texture and quality.
Here are some benefits of using vitamin C-based skincare products during winters by Kanika Vats, Founder & CEO at CosIQ
Prevents wrinkles and fine lines
Seeing visible signs of premature ageing like wrinkles and fine lines is disheartening. To reduce their appearance and prevent premature aging of skin, include vitamin C in your winter skincare routine.
It promotes the production of collagen an does a wonderful job of preventing and reducing these pesky signs and symptoms. A higher intake of vitamin C is linked to a healthy skin appearance.
Protect from exposure to the sun
Long term sun exposure can have terrible effects on your skin, such as skin tanning, rough skin, skin redness, etc. Applying products with high vitamin C content works to protect your skin from harmful UV radiations. Vitamin C and vitamin E together are more effective than either vitamin alone at protecting the skin from sun damage.
Keep the skin hydrated
A high vitamin C consumption helps to hydrate your skin and reduce dryness of the skin. It provided moisture to the skin. Ascorbic acid helps the skin retain water, preventing dryness and oiliness.
Ascorbic acid, a component of vitamin C, stimulates the production of collagen, promoting quick wound healing. Instead of being taken orally, it performs better when administered topically. Vitamin C and vitamin E combined with other oral treatments for pressure ulcers (bed sores) and burns aid in quick healing.
Enhances skin elasticity
Applying topical vitamin C to your skin promotes the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which helps your skin become tight and firm. This is best for people experiencing saggy skin.
Reduces dark pigmentation
The skin's dark pigmentation sometimes referred to as hyperpigmentation, is brought on by an increase in melanin production. Hyperpigmentation is normally not hazardous, however topical vitamin C application can lighten the dark patches for cosmetic reasons.
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of vitamin C aid to lessen the appearance of inflammation related symptoms like rash, redness, and irritation. Topical vitamin C reduces inflammation in a variety of skin disorders, including psoriasis and acne.
You must have heard of Vitamin C for its antioxidant benefits that boost immunity but it is also great for skin health. You must look for products with vitamin C to enjoy aforementioned benefits and increase the consumption of foods rich in antioxidants to double up the benefits.
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