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Vitamin C and Your Skin

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mt pleasant dermatologyVitamin C is one of the best natural ways to do your skin some good. It’s easy to find, relatively inexpensive in most cases and it works wonders with hardly any risk. Here are a few benefits of using vitamin C in your skincare routine:

Produces Collagen 

Vitamin C helps produce collagen, which improves skin texture and quality, giving you a healthy, young glow. 

Prevents Hyperpigmentation

Vitamin C stops the biochemical reactions that cause uneven pigmentation. That leads to the brightening of the skin and fading of dark spots.

charleston dermatologyImproves Skin Firmness

Because vitamin C boosts the production of collagen, it helps your skin to look firm, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Defends Against Environmental Factors

Vitamin C improves your skin’s natural defense system, which helps protect you from the effects of oxidative stress and free radicals by neutralizing damaging molecules. 

Sounds pretty great, right? If you’re wondering how to work it into your skincare routine, there are two ways:


Topical vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants available. It gets down to the nitty-gritty to fight premature aging, giving you brighter, firmer skin. It’s also gentle enough on the skin so that there’s virtually no risk associated with the ingredient. Win-win! You can find great serums and masks to incorporate in your skincare routine to get that extra boost of vitamin C. 


Either through your diet or a vitamin, vitamin C is quite easy to ingest. It’s found in foods like broccoli, spinach, tomatoes, cauliflower and more. There’s a reason your skin looks glowing and radiant after that morning smoothie!

If you want to know more about a healthy skincare routine, give us a call at (843) 872-3015 or make an appointment online.

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