Vitamin C is critical for your body and plays an important role in maintaining healthy, resilient skin. While young skin is full of vitamin C, aging skin naturally loses this nutrient over time. Other factors like exposure to the sun, pollutants and cigarette smoke compound the decline of vitamin C, contributing to signs of aging. The good news is that you can fight back by replenishing your skin’s vitamin C levels to help combat and even reverse free radical’s effect on your face.
One of the most critical functions of vitamin C is its role in the production of collagen, a protein that gives your skin its elasticity. As you age, collagen breaks down and wrinkles begin to form. Stabilizing your skin’s levels of vitamin C can help to counteract wrinkle formation by increasing collagen production.
Age spots are essentially sun damage, and vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, shown to reduce the number of damaged cells as well as reverse age-related damage to skin. While it’s not a replacement for sunscreen, vitamin C protects against UV damage like discoloration and fine lines.
Vitamin C, L-ascorbic acid, helps repair broken capillaries, reduce redness, and strengthens the capillary walls to prevent future redness.
Your Anti-Aging Regimen
Taking vitamin C through a supplement or food is beneficial to your skin, but the more noticeable results happen when using a high quality topical vitamin C. When I created Dani Elise Vitamin C we made sure it has a light, non-greasy feel, while still delivering the maximum amount of its active ingredients to the skin.
Apply topical vitamin C once a day in the morning to utilize vitamin C’s sun-protecting properties. The length of time from when you start using vitamin C until you see results varies with each person. While some people see changes as soon as 2-4 weeks, it may take others 6-8 weeks to see a difference. After around 6 months, you’ll reach the maximum benefits.