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Does Vitamin C Benefit the Skin?
Posted by Dr. Joshua Fox

Does Vitamin C Benefit the Skin?

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Let’s face it, we all want healthier skin. The trouble is, there are so many products out there that promise excellent results and it’s hard to figure out what to use. Having excellent skin is possible with the correct formulation of toners, moisturizers and a healthy beauty regime. At Advanced Dermatology, our experts stay updated on the latest research to provide you with the best products and solutions for your skin. Vitamin C, in particular, may be an excellent way to keep your immune system in check, but it’s also useful for maintaining beautiful skin. We’re excited to bring you a unique blend of essential nutrients to properly hydrate your skin and give you a smooth and clear complexion.

Benefits of Using Vitamin C for your Skin
Vitamin C is a vital portion of your skin care and dietary regime. The water soluble nutrient boosts collagen growth, treats sun damage and regenerates skin cells, which translates to glowing skin! When your body is exposed to the elements and pollutants of daily life, aging and tissue damage is accelerated. The antioxidants present in absorbic acid work to neutralize free radicals and create firmer, more youthful skin. Since our bodies do not produce Vitamin C, applying it to your skin topically is a necessity. Studies show massaging Vitamin C into your skin daily is 20 times more beneficial to the skin than ingesting the vitamin orally.

Foods Containing the most Vitamin C and Best for your Skin!
Of course we all know snacks like oranges and grapefruits are high in Vitamin C, so let’s discuss some of the more uncommon foods. You can add variety into your diet with red peppers, kale, Brussels sprouts, strawberries and broccoli. The rule of thumb is to consume around 90 milligrams of the super vitamin a day.

For brighter skin, try applying moisturizers or toners with these ingredients: rose hips, argan oil, sea buckthorn and jojoba. They not only heal damaged radicals in the skin, but work effectively to protect your body’s largest organ from future damage. These are all excellent sources of Vitamin C and lead to firmer, suppler skin when used daily. Implementing these skin-care tips at home is great, but to maintain the health of your skin it’s important to visit a dermatologist regularly.

Why Choose Advanced Dermatology, P.C.
Would you like to learn more about how to maintain a healthier appearance? Our team of highly trained dermatologists will provide you with a skin evaluation and offer you treatments and serums designed to treat your skin-care concerts. If you’re interested in obtaining more youthful and healthy skin, please contact Advanced Dermatology today for a free cosmetic consultation.

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