Vitamin C ~ Why Does Your Skin Need It? August 08 2022


When incorporated into your daily skincare regimen, well-formulated products containing vitamin C can provide a range of benefits that keep your skin looking younger and healthier! Although eating a diet rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants is important for overall health it unfortunately isn't very effective in increasing the vitamin C levels in the skin.  The most effective way to increase the skin's levels of vitamin C is to go straight to the source and apply it topically. Here are some of the benefits of using vitamin C on your skin daily:

Increased collagen production ~ As we age collagen levels are reduced and vitamin C is a major line of defense against reduced collagen production, therefore it is critical in the treatment of aging. Vitamin C when applied topically to the skin can reduce both photo aging and chronological aging by improving collagen synthesis in the skin.

Protection from free radical damage ~ Vitamin C provides potent antioxidant protection, shielding skin from damaging free radicals, those rogue molecules that promote premature aging.  We can't escape free radicals, they are in the environment in the form of air pollution, industrial chemicals and UV rays just to name a few. Adding vitamin C to your daily regimen will help protect and fight the damage we face daily.

Natural brightening ~ Vitamin C is also a tyrosinase inhibitor, the enzyme that triggers the production of melanin and causes those brown spots on the skin. The use of vitamin C serum in your daily skin care regime is effective in reducing the appearance of unwanted pigment and evens out overall skin tone creating a smoother healthier looking complexion.

Plant stem cells are another good ingredient to add to your daily skincare routine.  They are proven to boost cellular repair in order to preserve the collagen and elastin in your skin, as well as improve the production of structure supporting cells. Plant stem cells are also rich in antioxidants which are extremely beneficial to your skin's health. Combined with vitamin C they make a up a powerful duo to fight the signs of aging and keep the skin looking young and healthy.

Products like Lira's Bio Hydra C Serum, which contains high levels of both Vitamin C and Plant Stem Cells, when applied daily, is a great choice to replenish your skin's youthful look and feel.