Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is very necessary for the health of your skin for different reasons:
• It increases the protection and resistance of skin against the exogenous agents we are exposed to on a daily basis (the sun, CO2, tobacco or alcohol).
• It participates in the conversion process of proline to hydroxyproline, which is an essential constituent of collagen. If we increase the levels of this vitamin locally in the skin we will be significantly promoting collagen production, which in turn, will lead to fewer wrinkles and an overall improvement of the elasticity of the skin and even of capillaries.
• The formation of free radicals causes the deterioration of the chain of collagen and elastin leading to skin ageing. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals and regenerates vitamin E.
• Locally applied vitamin C prevents DNA cell from suffering damages.