Why should I add vitamin C to my skincare routine?

Why should I add vitamin C to my skincare routine?

While we all know cleansing, toning and moisturising is the foundation of any good skincare routine, the simple addition of vitamin C is a game-changer and the next best step if you’re looking to elevate your regime and boost your radiance. 

If vitamins were real-life personalities with traits of their own, vitamin C would be the friendliest and most helpful of the bunch. Perky, energetic and hard-working, she’d be liked by all and would always have your back.

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects against environmental stressors, evens skin tone, supports collagen production - and let’s not forget the glow factor! Our body cannot produce vitamin C by itself. It must come from external sources, whether through diet or, better yet, through a dual approach of a healthy diet and vitamin C-enriched skin.

Vitamin C can inhibit melanin production, which works to reduce uneven skin tone and pigmentation. Vitamin C also has anti-ageing on its radar and works diligently to help stimulate new collagen production.  

Pro-tip: Use vitamin C with SPF at all times (yes, even in winter). Think of vitamin C as a safety net to help absorb and neutralise any free radical damage that can occur from the penetration of UV light, despite our best efforts with sunscreen. The SPF is the star performer, the vitamin C your health and safety team.

The radiance effect of vitamin C is unmatched, and as we hunker down during winter days, who wouldn’t want a boost of brightness to their complexion!

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