What Does Vitamin C Do For Your Skin?
An explanation of what Vitamin C does for skin and why its an essential ingredient to use in your skincare routine
Most of us are constantly searching for the newest skincare ingredient that will make all of our skincare dilemmas disappear. While there is no magic wand to wave, sticking to products that incorporate tried and true ingredients is one way to make sure you’re on the right track to improving your skin’s look, tone, and texture.
At AVYA, we create products based on hundreds of years of Western medical practices combined with the science of Ayurveda which has been established over thousands of years. We balance ancient Ayurvedic botanicals with medical-grade ingredients to bring you products that leave your skin radiant and healthy. We want to share a little bit about one of our favorite ingredients, Vitamin C, which is known to leave skin glowier and healthier.
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is one of the safest and most effective nutrients according to experts. The benefits of this nutrient include immune protection, improved health for the eyes and heart, and the prevention of premature aging.
Ascorbic acid is necessary for the growth and development of all body tissues. It also works to repair body tissues, form collagen, maintain bones and cartilage, and is integral in the proper functioning of the immune system. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects skin against damage caused by pollutants and free radicals that can cause cancer and premature signs of aging on the skin.
According to Nourish, most people do not get enough Vitamin C in their everyday diet. For that reason it's important to supplement your diet with vitamins and your skincare routine with products that contain the nutrients that will benefit your skin.
Why is it important to include Vitamin C in your skincare routine?
In addition to the benefits of consuming Vitamin C-rich fruits and vegetables, botanical ingredients containing high concentrations of Vitamin C have long been used in Ayurveda and adapted in Western medicine as topical treatments to heal wounds and to prevent and reduce wrinkles. A study done by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests that higher levels of Vitamin C intake is associated with the likelihood of a less wrinkled appearance. But how does it impact the skin when applied topically in a serum or a cream? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, antioxidants are essential to any skincare regimen because of their ability to both prevent and repair age-related damage. Vitamin C contains powerful antioxidant properties making it a vital nutrient to incorporate into your diet and skincare regimen on a daily basis.
What is the best way to Incorporate Vitamin C into your skincare routine?
You can find a wide range of skincare products on the market that contain Vitamin C. Everything from anti-aging products to basic cleansers are created containing this ingredient because of its power to boost collagen production, brighten and improve texture.
At AVYA, we’ve included Vitamin C in our Anti-Aging Power Serum because we feel that this is one of the easiest and most effective ways to work this powerhouse ingredient into your everyday skincare routine. Just a couple pumps of a concentrated Vitamin C serum before moisturizer can go a very long way to improve the look of your skin by helping to fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation and to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles that can make you look tired and aged. We’ve also included Vitamin C in our Nourishing Hand Treatment to keep hands moisturized and youthful.