National Vitamin C Day: Get Brighter And Tighter Skin With Vitamin C

National Vitamin C Day takes place on April 4th each year! Today, we are sharing a few of the ways vitamin C benefits the skin.

If vitamin C hasn’t been incorporated into your daily routine yet, you need to get on it! And we’re not talking about drinking orange juice every morning or popping vitamin C pills when you feel a cold coming on (although ingesting this glorious vitamin definitely helps boost your immune system). We’re talking about slathering yourself with it. You don’t have to rub oranges all over yourself on the regular (unless of course that’s what you’re into, then by all means…go to town), vitamin C can also be applied topically – usually in the form of a cream, moisturizer or serum.

Vitamin C, when applied topically (EVERY DAY because it’s water-soluble so won’t stick around in your system for long), has seriously amazing benefits for your biggest organ–your skin! The dermatologist-favourite ingredient can help slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and acne. And because vitamin C is an antioxidant – meaning it fights toxins on the skin that come from air and other pollutants – it has rejuvenating and enhancing qualities as well… meaning it can help brighten your complexion, even out your skin tone, and reduce hyperpigmentation. Here is more on what vitamin C can do for your skin.


Vitamin C will be your best friend when it comes to battling brown spots, wrinkles and other signs of aging thanks to its antioxidant properties. Did you know that the C in vitamin C actually stands for collagen? Okay, not really, BUT IT SHOULD. That’s because it’s a huge part of collagen production, which is absolutely key for tightening skin so your wrinkles disappear.

Dry and dull skin

Vitamin C is also amazing for improving skin tone and texture. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce redness, irritation, and scarring while the increased production of collagen and elastin retains moisture and thickens up your skin cells so that the surface appears plump and dewy. It also increases circulation so that your skin looks brighter and more even.

UV Prevention and protection

Vitamin C has also been shown to limit the damage caused by UV rays by boosting your skin’s defense against the sun. Please note, however, that this is not to say that vitamin C can be used as a sunscreen. Rather, it will increase the effectiveness of your sunscreen and help you in your fight against free radicals, all while fading out the damage that’s already been done.

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