In summer, when the sun is shining, we need to prioritise Vitamin C in our skincare. It will help even skin tone and get rid of those sunspots.
Did you know that we don’t make Vitamin C naturally in our bodies? That’s why it’s so important to get it wherever we can. You will get most of your Vitamin C from your food intake and you can take a supplement. However, it’s important to apply it topically to your skin as well – especially during the summer months.
This vitamin is really beneficial to your skin right now. During this heat wave, your skin is being beaten by the harmful rays of the sun all the time. If you are prone to pigmentation you will probably find that it is rife in summer. Vitamin C is able to help control the formation of pigmentation. That’s the first reason we should be slathering our skin in this wonder ingredient right now.
If you can only afford to take one supplement, take vitamin C. This multi-purpose vitamin helps your body manage heat and ward off related issues such as heat strokes and rashes. This is a natural antioxidant and enhances collagen production in the skin, which in turn protects it from sun damage. Additionally, if you suffer from hayfever vitamin C will alleviate some of the symptoms as it is also a natural antihistamine. You can find it in several foods, including broccoli, berries and tomatoes.
- contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system
- protects cells from oxidative damage, owing to its antioxidant properties
- helps reduce tiredness and fatigue
- helps maintain the proper functioning of the central nervous system
- supports normal psychological function
- enhances immune support and performance prior to, during and following intense physical activity
- contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism
- assists vitamin E in reducing, i.e. blocking damage caused by free radicals: the buildup of free radicals over time is largely responsible for the aging process.
- enhances the absorption of iron and vitamin B
- takes part in collagen synthesis and increases production thereof
- promotes the healing of cuts, abrasions and wounds
- helps fight infections