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Up Your Skincare Game With The Benefits of Vitamin C

Vitamin C isn’t just something you take to boost your immune system. The benefits of Vitamin C extend to your skin, especially when applied topically. This time of year we like to talk about the role of Vitamin C in your skincare routine because of its powerful antioxidant effect, which helps to protect your skin from the sun. Combined with a good SPF, here are some reasons you should consider making it a part of your daily routine.

The Role Of Vitamin C

While many people know this Vitamin is essential for overall health (see: scurvy), it also plays a critical role in the skin. Also called ascorbic acid, it’s an antioxidant responsible for preventing cell damage from things like sun exposure, pollution, and other environmental factors (also called free radicals). In addition to its protective qualities, it’s crucial to the synthesis of collagen and maintaining the skin barrier. Using it as a part of your skincare routine can help to:

  • Reduce signs of aging like fine lines and wrinkles
  • Improve hyperpigmentation
  • Brighten skin and improve clarity
  • Stimulate collagen
  • Aid in wound healing/scarring

Serum Vitamin C For Brighter, Healthier Skin

Most of us do a good job consuming enough Vitamin C to keep us healthy – either through food or supplements. But unfortunately this isn’t the best way to support our skin. Topical application allows for more complete and direct absorption. Most serums utilize a special, chemically altered form of Vitamin C that maximizes the effect. But not all formulations are created equally. Stick to products from reputable, professional skincare lines that are clinically proven like Zo Skin Health.

Finding the right products for your unique skin isn’t always easy, but we can help! Give us a call or come in for a consultation to get product recommendations for your best skin yet.

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