What Are The Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin?
If you know me, you know I am such a stickler when it comes to taking care of my skin, especially my face. I have spent so much time worrying about my skin and feeling self-conscious about it. Between the ages of 16-27, I had severe acne. My face hurt all the time. It was red. It was inflamed. It was horrible. It got to the point where I didn't even want to be around people, let alone my family who loves me. I couldn't get over it. Then, when I would put makeup on it would make my skin worse. Oily and irritated. It was so bad and my emotions were so high when it came to it. Then, I found out I was allergic to nightshades. This changed everything. I stopped eating them, my face cleared up. This sent me down a spiral of how I take care of my skin now to ensure it doesn't revert back to teenage acne. I now have a very important nightly routine that I don't EVER miss. I will skip other things if it's late but I will NEVER skip my face routine, in fear that it will come back to haunt me. One of the things I do is take a vitamin C supplement. Here are some great benefits of vitamin C for your skin. You can take it in a supplement, put it on your skin, or take a collagen supplement with vitamin C and hydrocyanic acid for the best benefits.
Vitamin C Produces Collagen
If you have read any of my posts, you know I always talk about this.
Collagen production decreases in your body starting at the age of 25. This is super young and your body needs to be supplemented with it or it needs help producing it.
Enter vitamin C. Vitamin C helps produce collagen especially if you are taking a collagen supplement.
Vitamin C will take the collagen from your supplement and put it to work the way it should be working.
You want help look younger, have stronger nails, healthier hair, better-looking skin. Start taking vitamin C with a collagen supplement such as Vital Proteins. Many of their products have a dose of vitamin C in them but it doesn't hurt to have a supplement as well.
Boosts Skin Regeneration
You lose so many skin cells each day. Your body needs help regenerating new skin cells. After all, your skin is your largest organ and you NEED to take care of it.
To help your body produce new skin cells each day, a vitamin C supplement needs to be taken daily.
Fights Free Radicals
We are surrounded by dirty air, dirty food, dirty bacteria that our body doesn't cooperate with.
Our body is constantly trying to process all of these dirty things and it needs some help.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals, all those dirty things that we can't control in our air.
Since your skin is the largest organ and it easily absorbs things, it takes a big hit from these free radicals and can age prematurely because of them.
Help your body fight those free radicals by taking a vitamin C supplement.