If you don’t have any vitamin C skincare in your routine yet, are you even a skincare fanatic for real?
Vitamin C- a skincare active that has taken over the skincare industry like no other. It is available in the form of serums, creams, sleeping masks and even oral medication! But have you ever wondered the reason behind the sudden rise of vitamin C in skincare? If you have, we have the answer for you – increasing declination of healthy diets, a high rise in the external sources of oxidative stress, and the industry’s newfound obsession of putting every skincare active under the sun in serum bottles.
Whatever the reason, vitamin C has taken a huge role in today’s skincare. But if you’re still wondering if it’s worth following yet another skincare trend, we have news for you – YES! A hundred times yes! Our body’s daily vitamin C requirement is more than just a new skincare fad. Your skin can visibly show signs of lack of vitamin C and we’re here to discuss how.
The vitamin C requirement of an average adult human is from 65 to 90 mg per day. If you’re someone who is extremely particular about their diet, you might be able to suffice this tiny number. However, reasons ranging from dietary issues to exaggerated skin problems and many more can come in the way of meeting this daily requirement. That is when your skin will start showing you visible signs. Here’s a list of some of the major skin signals that indicate a lack of vitamin C in your body:
Vitamin C is a rich source of antioxidants that protects the skin from oxidative damage. Hence, it is present in high amounts in the topmost layer of the skin. Due to lack of vitamin C, there is not much protection from oxidative stress caused by external factors like pollution, sunrays, and screen time. Therefore, the skin gets visibly dry and damaged.
Vitamin C boosts the skin’s collagen production, which leads to smooth, soft and plump skin. lack of vitamin C can lower the collagen levels in the skin, leading to a rough and bumpy texture. Serious skin conditions like Keratosis Pilarisis can also develop in such cases.
Since a lack of vitamin C slows the collagen production down, the skin’s healing powers are also slowed down. Any acne or pimple occurrence can take more time than usual to heal in such cases.
As discussed, vitamin C is a rich source of antioxidants and a leading part of the collagen production in our body. take these both away, and your skin is exposed to oxidative stress, sans protection, or collagen to counter it. This results in premature signs of ageing due to oxidative stress like fine lines and wrinkles.
What does your skin tell you?
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