How To Use Vitamin C For Your Best Skin Yet
From quinoa to kale, most of us are familiar with the concept of ‘superfoods.’ Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients, these nutrition powerhouses give us a serious wellness boost. Not only can these foods help our bodies function at our best, but they can also nourish our skin from the inside out. The skin is, after all, the bodies largest organ, so we’ve got to treat it right! At the top of the list of powerful skin superfoods is undoubtedly vitamin C.
The golden (or shall we say orange?) child of the skincare world, vitamin C is packed with antioxidants that are essential for collagen production. It can be used to do everything from brighten your complexion, fight the effects of premature ageing, reduce pigmentation and even out the skin tone. Seriously, the better question would be what can’t Vitamin C do for your skin?
Read on for three ways to use Vitamin C to get your best skin yet!
Use Vitamin C skincare products
Vitamin C can be applied topically to the skin for a smooth and radiant complexion.
One of the best ways to incorporate this into your skincare routine is with a serum, as these tend to have the most potent concentration. However, not all vitamin C is created equal. In our Radiance + Cosmeceutical Serum and Primer, we use water-soluble vitamin C that has 10 x better skin penetration than Ascorbic Acid. It also has 80% Melanin production suppression than most vitamin C products and is 50% better at boosting collagen.
This multi-purpose product blends the powerful benefits of vitamin C with Australian super botanicals to create a youthful, radiant complexion. You can use it as a serum as part of your morning or evening skincare routine, or wear it as a primer under your makeup for a lit-from-within glow!
Add Vitamin C to Your Diet
Yep, that’s right — you can eat your way to better skin! We tend to associate vitamin C with citrus foods like orange, lemon and lime and yes, these are excellent sources. However, there are many other delicious foods you can eat for your daily dose of the skin superfood.
Fruits like guava, strawberries and kiwi are all high in vitamin C, as are bell peppers and tomatoes and cruciferous veggies like kale, broccoli and Brussel sprouts. Adding more of these foods to your diet will not only give you glowing skin, but they’ll boost your immune system and help prevent you from catching every cold going around. Win!
Take a Supplement
While it’s nowhere near as fun as eating or buying new skincare, you can also take a supplement to up your vitamin C intake. This can either be in powder form, like Amazonia’s Raw Prebiotic Vitamin C or capsule form — just make sure you get one above 1000 mg to get more bang for your buck. Also make sure you check with your doc before starting any new supplementation, as it is possible have too much of a good thing!