VITAMIN-C: What does it do for the skin?

VITAMIN-C: What does it do for the skin?

Let me pour you the juice on Vitamin-C…


🍊Hydrates skin
🍊Brightens skin and lightens dark spots
🍊Evens out skin tone
🍊Promotes collagen production
🍊Protects against sun damage


This Vitamin, also known as ascorbic acid, provides these benefits due to it’s antioxidant, tyrosinase-inhibiting, and barrier-protecting properties. It offers the skin protection from premature aging by fighting free radicals. Free radicals are unstable atoms that attack healthy cells, causing fine lines and wrinkles in the skin, and sometimes illness! Using a serum with vitamin C can help keep free radicals from negatively affecting healthy collagen production in your skin.

Vitamin-C can brighten skin because of it’s tyrosinase-inhibiting ability. *Tyrosinase is an enzyme in the body that controls melanin (dark pigment) production. When this enzyme is stopped, dark spots are less capable of developing. Coupled with acidic exfoliating properties, this is a great ingredient for brighter, and more even skin.

The skin barrier benefits from vitamin C, too! *By stimulating the body’s natural production of strengthening and moisturizing agents (like collagen and ceramide), the skin becomes soft, plump, supple and more resilient against premature aging. The plumping action provided by using this vitamin also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines!

Something awesome about this vitamin is that it can be ingested for health from the inside out; it’s found in citrus fruits, and also kale, broccoli, even strawberries. Just 1 cup of sliced strawberries (89mg), or one orange (70mg) provides almost all the Vitamin-C recommended for the day: *“Vitamin C is vital for your immune system, connective tissue and heart and blood vessel health, among many other important roles”. So I guess now you could start saying, “an [orange] a day keeps the doctor away!”

This Vitamin has an excellent safety profile, and is safe for most skin types! Something you must know: Vitamin-C can cause skin to become photosensitive; This means the skin is more likely to burn when exposed to sunshine. It is vital to wear sunscreen and a hat, especially while using products containing Vitamin- C, to help prevent your skin from burning. So now you know: Load up on Vitamin-C through skincare and diet to take huge steps in protecting your skin and preventing illness- But don’t forget your SPF!

*Thanks to, Vichy Labs, and Healthline for helping me fact check this info.