Vitamin C: Benefits for Your Skin

Have you ever wondered what Vitamin C does for your skin, and if it could benefit you? Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and can play an important role in the health of your skin, with benefits that include lightening pigmentation, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, stimulating collagen production and preventing the breakdown of collagen, and protection from free radicals (factors in the environment which contribute to premature aging). Using Vitamin C daily can also help protect against future damage.

Vitamin C is an essential nutrient found in fresh fruits and vegetables, and can contribute to the body’s overall health in supporting the immune system. The body does not have the ability to produce its own Vitamin C, and while oral supplementation is good for overall health, the absorption rate is low for oral supplements and they are not readily available to be used by the skin. Therefore, topical applications of Vitamin C to the skin are effective.

Vitamin C: Benefits for Your Skin

At Shades Valley Dermatology, we carry two skincare products that contain highly effective, stable forms of vitamin C that can be incorporated into anyone’s daily skincare regimen.

SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic

A serum containing a form of Vitamin C called L-Ascorbic Acid that delivers advanced environmental protection and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness, and brightens skin’s complexion. It is good for all skin types.

Revision Skincare Vitamin C Lotion 30%

A lotion that contains THD Ascorbate, an extremely stable form of Vitamin C that is tolerated by all skin types. The product is time-released for maximum efficacy with minimal irritation. Benefits include evening out skin tone and brightening dull complexions, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

For the most ideal protection of your skin against damage and signs of skin aging, it is best to use a topical Vitamin C in conjunction with a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.

If you think you may be interested in adding Vitamin C to your skincare regimen, call our office today for a free sample or to talk to one our staff members about these amazing products!