Best known as a cure for the common, Vitamin C has many benefits beyond providing immune support. In fact, when it comes to a healthy complexion and enlivened glow—Vitamin C proves itself to be a super skin supplement. A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C nourishes, protects, and prevents further skin damage.
Vitamin C’s Skin-Healthy Benefits
Aids in Collagen Production
Vitamin C is a key component in the production of collagen. Lending to the skin’s strength, collagen is anti-aging at its best—keeping the skin supple, firm, and looking young. By triggering collagen synthesis, Vitamin C helps lessen the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while restoring the skin’s natural elasticity.
Vitamin C is known to naturally brighten and lighten skin. The vitamin’s antioxidant properties help to correct areas of hyperpigmentation such as age and sun spots. Similarly, Vitamin C prevents future discoloration as it interferes with the production of melanin (skin pigmentation) and helps to control over production.
Wards Off Damage Caused by Free-Radicals
A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin C protects the skin from free radical damage. Causing oxidation, free radicals can cause fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and areas of hyperpigmentation. What is more, free radicals age the skin as they destroy collagen and wick away moisture from the skin. By binding to free radicals, Vitamin C neutralizes their oxidative qualities and prevents them from damaging the skin.
Prevents Future Damage
Vitamin C enables the skin to rebuild damaged skin cells—thus, improving the skin’s ability to repair itself. Working at a cellular level, Vitamin C offers long lasting results that prevents future damage like premature aging from occurring.
Feed Your Skin
While high levels of Vitamin C have been shown to promote healthy skin—it takes a high concentration that cannot be attained simply by eating a diet rich in Vitamin C. While supplements can help to boost Vitamin C levels, the best way to nourish your skin is through skincare. That said, Vitamin C is highly unstable and can prove to be a tricky addition to your skincare routine.
Always advocates for skin health, we, at UCI Plastic Surgery, are pleased to offer a Vitamin C Infusion that can be added to a number of facial rejuvenation treatments like Dermasweep. Delivering Vitamin C deep within the skin, infusions allow for us to maximize the benefits.
Get Your Dose of Vitamin C at UCI Plastic Surgery
A Vitamin C Infusion is a great addition to your skincare regimen. Promoting a bright and even-toned complexion, Vitamin C works to restore skin health and can help slow the aging process. Take care of your skin with us at UCI Plastic Surgery.