Why is Vitamin C so Good for Your Skin?

We’ll have a look at the nutrient and why it is important for the health of your skin.

The K West Hotel & Spa aims to ensure that you always look and feel your best, whether you spend the night or just visit the day spa. We offer a range of treatments that are designed to enhance and complement your own health and beauty routines. We also spend time educating you on what your regimen should involve and what nutrients are important.

One nutrient we highlight is vitamin C. It is vital to your body in many ways and is important for healthy skin – here’s why.

It Treats Sun Damage

You know that spending too much time in the sun without sunscreen can lead to sunburn, but it can also cause photodamage on your skin. This UV damage can cause changes at the cellular level, which is what leads to skin cancer. Using topical vitamin C can help reverse the look of photodamage and making sure to eat foods that contain vitamin C offers protection from future sun damage, though you should always wear SPF when you’re outside.

Vitamin C Can Neutralise Free Radicals

Free radicals can be found in the environment as well as a poor diet and can lead to cellular changes that encourage the growth of skin cancer as well as the signs of aging, including fine lines and wrinkles. By boosting vitamin C in your body, you can neutralize those free radical damages and fight the problems they can cause.

Fight the Signs of Aging

One of the common reasons to visit a spa is to fight off the signs of ageing. No one wants to look older than they are, but it’s inevitable that fine lines and wrinkles will appear as you age. Vitamin C can help slow the process down. Because it contains antioxidants, it helps keep your skin fresh, plump and young looking. At the same time, vitamin C helps boost collagen and elastin production, which plumps up skin and smooths out fine lines and wrinkles. You’ll get the best results if you use topical vitamin C and add foods that contain vitamin C to your meal plan. That includes citrus fruits, bell peppers, and kiwis.

It Treats Dark Spots

Another thing that happens as you age or are exposed to the sun is that you may see discoloured spots forming on your skin. Vitamin C does double duty by inhibiting melanin production, which keeps more dark spots from forming. It also helps lighten those that are already visible, evening out your skin tone and creating a smooth complexion.

As you can see, vitamin C is a powerful nutrient that your skin needs to look and feel its best. Ensure you get enough in your diet and take supplements if necessary/desired.