3 reasons to add vitamin c to your skincare regime

There's no better time than the present to feed your skin this known flu fighter and immune booster.

While you might already know the many benefits of consuming your daily dose of the flu-fighting vitamin, you’re doing your skin a disservice if you haven’t added it to your skincare ritual — especially if you’re looking to get the most out of your sunscreen this summer, slow the production of fine lines and kick your anti-ageing concerns to the curb.

1. Sun defence
Despite our diligent application of sun protection whenever we venture outdoors, hyper pigmentation in the form of sun spots or age spots seem to be waiting to pounce as soon as we let our guard down. All it takes is a moment of unprotected sun exposure to bring about an over production of melanin — an increase in this pigment in the body that creates colour — causing certain areas of the skin to darken. Thankfully, with the help of a serum like SkinMedica’s Vitamin C + E Complex, long term use will see existing dark spots lightened as the vitamin C interacts with the copper found in said areas, ultimately returning your skin to the bright, even tone it set out to be. Better yet, compared to sunscreen use alone, by using a vitamin C serum alongside your sunscreen, you’ll boost your skin’s ability to prevent future age spots.

2. Collagen booster
Present in every single part of our body, the natural slowing down of our body’s ability to produce collagen over time is to blame for the loss in elasticity that leads to those dreaded fine lines. But with vitamin C on your side, the ascorbic acid — a necessary element for the production of said elasticity booster — will aid in stimulating the formation of collagen for tighter, firmer looking skin.

3. Antioxidant aid
As one of the few potent vitamin sources of antioxidants that have been proven to be superior in addressing anti-aging woes, vitamin C works particularly well in the face of wrinkles, spots and general lack lustre of the skin. But as with most delicate antioxidant sources, the only concern here is that certain forms of vitamin C are prone to breaking down when exposed to light and air. Furthermore, there are many brands out there that may not have the right amount of vitamin C or possess the active ingredient in the right form to make a difference to your skin without overdoing it. To ensure you’ve obtained a clinically proven form of the vitamin packaged in a manner to preserve its potency, you’d be wise to seek out the skin care experts at Prescription Skin Care.

Prescription Skin Care

243 Remuera Road

(09) 529 5784



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