Vitamin C offers so many health and beauty benefits that this superstar ingredient deserves a day dedicated to it, and today happens to be that day. Its vitamin C day! Brimming with antioxidants and regenerative properties, including vitamin C in your beauty routine can bring about noticeable changes in the health of your hair and skin. We’re all praises about this ingredient, and you will be too after you read all the benefits below...
Stimulates collagen production
Loaded with antioxidants, vitamin C fights premature signs of aging such as wrinkles and fine lines. It also boosts collagen production which is essential to make your skin look firm and toned. Using vitamin C based skincare products can improve the texture of the skin as it helps build elastin to protect and heal the skin cells.
Sun exposure, hormonal changes and acne increases melanin production leading to hyperpigmentation. Topical application of vitamin C effectively lightens dark spots and makes skin look radiant and glowing. Using vitamin C on its own as a raw ingredient can be a little tricky, therefore opt for skincare products that are formulated with this ingredient to get maximum benefits out of this hero ingredient.
Promotes hair growth
Vitamin C helps absorb iron which is essential to maintain healthy and strong hair. It also helps build collagen which is necessary for hair growth. Deficiency of this vitamin can also result in dry, brittle hair with split ends. Hair that is prone to breakage looks weak and limp surely lacks a good dose of vitamin C.
Dandruff and flaky skin clogs hair follicles preventing hair growth and inviting bacteria. Vitamin C wards off dandruff, removes flaky skin and promotes the growth of healthy hair. Its antibacterial properties keep dry and itchy scalp at bay.