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Vitamin C is found naturally in many citrus fruits as well as certain vegetables, and offers multiple benefits for the skin—but vitamin C isn't produced naturally by the body so it must be obtained from other sources. Vitamin C-rich foods and supplements are beneficial for your overall health, but after it's digested there's very little left for the skin. One way to ensure your skin gets a daily boost of vitamin C is by choosing skincare products made with the vitamin and adding them to your skincare regimen.

Important Things to Know about Vitamin C

  • Skin from head to toe can benefit from the antioxidant properties of vitamin C, which can be found in lotions and creams designed specifically for body use.

  • Formulas with vitamin C can help improve visible signs of sun damage and defend against free radicals in the upper layers of the skin, but it is only one part of a comprehensive skincare regimen.

  • Vitamin C plays a number of roles in the skin’s appearance. Not only is it is a potent antioxidant that helps to defend against free radicals, which can lead to dryness, rough surface texture and signs of premature aging in the upper layers of the skin, but it can also help brighten the appearance of uneven skin tone.

  • Vitamin C is often found in cleansers, lotions, creams and antioxidant serums, as well as products designed to brighten the skin and improve uneven skin tone. Vitamin C antioxidant serums can be applied in the morning.

  • Vitamin C helps to defend against free radicals in the upper layers of the skin, so it can be a beneficial ingredient in formulas designed for all skin types.

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