Vitamin C – What’s the big deal?

Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that can strengthen our immune system, improve iron absorption, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, eye disease, and even skin ageing. It is necessary for the growth, development, and repair of all body tissues. We know about the health benefits of Vitamin C in food and supplements, but what about skin care?

There is incredible evidence of the efficacy of L-Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) for the skin. L-Ascorbic Acid is the most natural form of Vitamin C and when topically applied regularly, Vitamin C has great antioxidant properties. This helps to neutralise free radicals in the skin, increase collagen production to help cell turnover in the skin, thus keeping skin firm, plump and resilient. Some research has shown that it can reverse signs of ageing, fade dark pigmentation, melasma, and sun damage. Over time, Vitamin C can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

At Randwick Plastic Surgery, we currently stock Aspect Dr Active C Serum. We love this product because it contains a low irritating oil soluble form of Vitamin C which is suitable for even reactive and sensitive skin. Use this in the morning on clean skin before applying sunscreen SPF 15+ for darker skin, SPF 30+ for fair to medium skin tones.

To achieve optimum skin health, it is important to have a Vitamin C product in your skin care routine. Antioxidants are vital for skin health. Vitamin C in skin care benefits all ages. Younger skin will be protected against environmental damage. People with acne, rosacea, pigmentation will benefit from its healing factors and prevent further breakouts and inflammation. Older skin will notice a slowing of the ageing process as Vitamin C reduces sun damages and fine lines.  Vitamin C aids in the removal of dead skin and paves the way to the growth of new healthier skin.