I think by now, it’s fair to say we all know that vitamin C is good for us. Whether it’s from food or a supplement, it’s a vitamin that seems to have tons of benefits. Here we’ve compiled a few of the ways vitamin c can benefit your skin. As a bonus, we’ll list a few foods that are high in vitamin C, so you can up your intake.
Protects from UV light
Researchers have found that vitamin C’s antioxidant properties can help prevent damage from free radicals; this is what causes sun damage.
Brightens and clears the skin
Boasting antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing properties, vitamin C can help to stop reactions that cause age spots and hyper-pigmentation. Over time this leads to brighter looking skin.
Vitamin C helps prevent water loss, allowing your skin to retain more moisture and stay hydrated. Maintaining hydration in your skin helps keep skin looking healthier and help soothe or prevent any dryness or irritation.
We couldn’t resist mentioning that vitamin C is fundamental to producing collagen; it’s why it’s one of our ingredients in SkinGlo.
The anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin C help to minimise the redness in your skin, something particularly worth noting if you suffer from inflamed or red skin.
Foods high in vitamin C
If you think you need to up your intake of vitamin C, here’s a list of a few foods that can give you a good bang for the buck: oranges, lemons, tomatoes, chillies, strawberries, broccoli, spinach, kale, peppers, grapefruit.