Vitamin C is one of the most well-known vitamins in skin care. This amazing antioxidant is notorious for its anti-inflammatory properties, hydrating the skin, collagen producing qualities and evening out skin tone. It can also help lighten dark spots, reduce the signs of aging and protect against sun damage. Yes, it’s that good!
Vitamin C can be found in a multitude of fruits and vegetables as well as in skin care products, which makes it very easy to get. To get your Vitamin C naturally through your diet, be sure to include citrus fruits, pineapple, berries, melons, mango, pomegranate, broccoli, kiwi, kale, tomatoes, peppers and potatoes. A higher intake of these fruits and vegetables is beneficial in specifically protecting the skin from UV exposure, photoaging, hyperpigmentation, and keeping the skin firm and plump. Optimal skin healthy is positively associated with a higher intake of fruits and vegetable containing Vitamin C.
When applying Vitamin C topically, it is known to be beneficial in collagen production and elastin, evening out skin tone. It can also aid in preventing premature skin aging and protection from sun damage. Our Chasing Synergy Hyaluronic Serum contains pomegranate extract, which is high in Vitamin C. Also, check out our Chasing Melissa Foaming Wash and our Chasing Vibrancy Eye Serum which also contain Vitamin C and will help you achieve that natural glow.
One thing to note is that Vitamin C, in topical products, has been shown to slowly degrade when exposed to light and/or heat. Keep your topical solutions away from light and extreme heat to ensure long-lasting, ideal results.
The takeaway for healthy skin:
- Increase your intake of Vitamin C filled fruits and vegetables to protect against photoaging, hyperpigmentation and skin sagging.
- Apply Vitamin C topically to help collagen production, elastin and protect against sun damage.
- Keep your topical solutions away from light and extreme heat to ensure long-lasting efficacy.
Your skin will thank you!