The extreme weather, harsh UV rays, and pollution tend to take a toll on your skin and especially your face. Whenever you head out for a walk, your face is the most exposed part of your body—it tends to become dull and shows sign of pigmentation, uneven skin tone over the years.
Here, the right skincare routine and nutrients play an important role. And the one powerhouse ingredient you need for brighter and better-looking skin is Vitamin C. From brightening to healing, Vitamin C is an essential beauty ingredient for skin. We got in touch with Dr.Chiranjiv Chhabra, Director and Consultant Dermatologist at Skin Alive Clinic to highlight skincare benefits of this vitamin:
Vitamin C is one of the most effective nutrients for your skin and is known for various benefits:
- Vitamin C infused in skincare products protects skin from sun damage and harmful rays. This ingredient also helps to smoothen out dark spots for a clearer skin.
- It helps to boost collagen production, which helps to hold the skin together, making it tighter and brighter.
- This ingredient also rejuvenates skin, keeping dryness at bay and improving skin’s clarity and glow.
How to get Vitamin C:
- This vitamin can be included by various fruits like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons to name a few. A medium sized orange has about 70mg of Vitamin C, which is one of the popular sources.
- Apart from this many Vitamin C skincare products like serums, cream, lotions work great for topical use. It is best to consult a dermatologist for the right dosage.
- You can also look for facial therapies which infuse Vitamin C for skin lightening and brightening, recommends Dr Chhabra.