Oregon State University conducted a study on the connection between vitamin C and skin health. Here are some of the findings:
Vitamin C limits skin damage caused by UV Light.
Bear with me, I’ll break down all the info! Vitamin C has antioxidant activity that protects against UV-induced damage caused by free radicals. Vitamin C transport proteins are increased in keratinocytes in response to UV light, suggesting an increased need for vitamin C uptake for adequate protection. So basically, this means that you can optimize the effectiveness of your sunscreen by using vitamin C in your skin care.
Vitamin C can reduce and prevent wrinkles & dark Spots.
According to the study: “The accumulation of oxidative damage to proteins is a distinguishing feature of both photodamage (photoaging) and intrinsic aging; such oxidative damage can lead to changes in skin structure. In addition to its antioxidant functions, vitamin C regulates the synthesis of the structural protein collagen.”
In other words, oxidative damage can lead to brown spots and premature aging. Vitamin C helps counter this as well as help create collagen and improve skin elasticity. Go ahead and apply your vitamin C and show the wrinkles and age spots to the door.
Click here to read the whole article from Oregon State.
How will you add vitamin C to your skin care routine? I’d love to know!