Your Skincare Routine May Be Missing This Key Ingredient

Vitamin C: you’ve probably heard of this vitamin before, but did you know it’s one of dermatologists’ most-recommended ingredients to add to your skincare routine? Vitamin C is one of the most universally effective and well-rounded skincare ingredients available and has been proven to yield some impressive improvements in the appearance and texture of skin. If you haven’t already added this super ingredient to your skincare routine, here’s why you should start using vitamin C products ASAP.

Brightens Skin
Vitamin C inhibits melanin synthesis by downregulating the activity of an enzyme known as tyrosinase. That’s why vitamin C is known to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation on the skin, including sun spots, age spots, and melasma. It may also help brighten your skin’s appearance, giving it the coveted “no filter” glow.

Firms Skin and Reduces Wrinkles
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body, and it’s essential to the support and repair of your skin and muscles. The long, fibrous protein gives the skin strength and elasticity. Collagen is often described as “scaffolding for the skin,” providing a supportive base structure for plump, healthy, and youthful skin. Vitamin C is well known for boosting collagen production through the process of collagen synthesis, thereby smoothing and firming the skin while reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Can Prevent Breakouts
Vitamin C is a natural anti-inflammatory, which makes it a useful tool for people who struggle with acne, blackheads, or excessive oiliness.

Protects Against Sun Damage
Recent studies have linked low vitamin C levels to increased susceptibility to sun damage. While you should apply SPF daily and never rely on vitamin C alone, pairing these ingredients in your daily skincare routine may give you an extra layer of protection against harmful UV rays.

At the Dermatology Institute and Laser Center, we put our state-of-the-art technology and years of experience to work every day as we diagnose and treat a broad range of skin conditions while giving patients the individualized attention they deserve. Call our Clifton (973-472-1000) or North Bergen (201-255-4046) location to schedule a consultation or an appointment.