Is Vitamin C good for your skin?
The short answer is Yes! Vitamin C is one of the top ingredients that helps reduce uneven skin tone, rough texture, fine lines and wrinkles and a lackluster or dull appearance that exposed skin can take on over time. It is not always enough to know that something works however, many people want to know the WHY behind it working. Here we will dive into why Vitamin C is a key player in keeping skin soft, supple and with a youthful glow.
Vitamin C is high in antioxidants, which are a key factor in why it does wonders for our skin. Lets make a quick turn back to high school biology and look at exactly what antioxidants do. Antioxidants reduce and or prevent damage to our cells (skin and otherwise) by neutralizing the production of free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules (unstable atoms) that can damage cells, causing illness and visible signs of aging. So in simple terms, Antioxidants help protect and keep our cells healthy.
Not only does Vitamin C help protect and treat our skin from the harmful effects of uv rays and uv induced photodamage, pollution (within our environment, the makeup we use and nutritionally (these are the free radicals we were just speaking of), but it also is vital for the production of elastin, the basic scaffolding structure of our skin. When used topically the acidic nature of Vitamin C triggers the skin into a mini crisis, its reaction is to heal it’s self by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin. This boost in production has the long term effect of keeping the skin firm and youthful, and helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Last but not least, Vitamin C contains properties that inhibit the production of melanin which is what causes skin discoloration like dark spots and hyper-pigmentation. With the continued use of topical Vitamin C, it can help even in the prevention of dark spots forming in the future.
Here at Recherch’e Organics we thrive on bringing you not only products that are made to nourish you and your skin but also the information as to why it is good for you. An informed customer is the best customer. We carry a couple products with Vitamin C as a major player within them. Click the image below to be directed to our website page. There you can read more about each of these products individually.