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Vitamin C Is The It Ingredient You Need For Your Skincare Routine

When you think about Vitamin C, the first thing that would probably cross your mind is your morning OJ, right? But just as it boosts your diet, vitamin C—or scientifically known as ascorbic acid—has amazing benefits for your skin as it has emerged a hero ingredient in creams, oils, and serums in beauty products in the market today. Apart from brightening and revitalizing dull complexions, vitamin C has the ability to protect against environmental aggressors, as well as reduce the appearance of dark spots and fine lines. So yes, you should now start to consider it as a vital part of your day-to-day skin care regimen, as you would a glass of orange or calamansi juice for your health. Check out some of the reasons why you should get your Vitamin C fix STAT!

It boosts collagen protection and production.

As we age, our skin becomes more prone to oxidative damage which alters the structure of our skin. And in this aging process, our skin also begins to decrease its collagen production, and antioxidants rich in Vitamin C can help regulate the production of collagen and support the outer layer of your skin.


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It moisturizes dry skin.

Vitamin C is a skincare ingredient that is easily absorbed by the skin. Ascorbic acid has been known to decrease trans-epidermal water loss in the skin, allowing it to retain much-needed moisture. It’s a highly moisturizing ingredient, a godsend for anyone with dry or sensitive skin!


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It can help heal sun damage.

One of the best uses of Vitamin C is how it limits the damage caused by UV rays. The high antioxidant levels of Vitamin C help to protect the skin from free radical skin damage caused by UV rays. As UV rays decrease the levels of Vitamin C in the body, it’s important to ensure you are taking Vitamin C supplements or applying it to the skin. Now this is one reason to load up on Vitamin C this coming summer season!


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