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3 Reasons You Should Be Taking Vitamin C: The Beauty Vitamin for Your Skin

Remember when you were a kid and your parents wouldn't let you leave the breakfast table until you had taken all your vitamins? Yep, you might have thought they’d lay off as you get older, but now they just pester you over the phone! Would you pause in your affectionate eye-rolling though if we told you that there’s one particularly-amazing vitamin that can actually make your skin look 💯 better?

We bet you would! Especially being back in the full swing of school now and battling with all the (not so) wonderful bad skin habits you’re oh-so-desperate to break. Here are just three reasons we’re loving this beauty vitamin and why you should too:

1. Reduces Pigmentation

Let's get the technical stuff out of the way so we can move on to the good bits, shall we? Vitamin C inhibits an enzyme called tyrosinase which prevents melanin production. So what the heck does this mean for your skin? It means that if you're suffering from pigmentation (darker areas of skin), vitamin C will help to lighten those right up so you can enjoy a more even skin tone.

There are many causes of pigmentation, from annoying hormonal imbalances to spending too much time in the sun.

Vitamin C won't only treat any pigmentation you currently have, but it will prevent any future dark spots by fighting the formation of concentrated melanin patches.

2. Powerful Anti-oxidants Promote Youthful, Brighter Skin If you perk up when you hear the word "anti-oxidant," you aren't alone! Anti-oxidants are to your skin what chocolate is to strawberries; they just go together!

Vitamin C is a powerful anti-oxidant that will fight free radicals that contribute to breakouts and put your skin at risk for early aging. You may think you don't have to worry about aging just yet, but it's what you do for your skin now that will make all the difference down the road. Along with anti-oxidant activity, Vitamin C is also a powerful anti-inflammatory that will reduce redness in your skin and zap those pimples before they even know what got 'em!

3. Acts as a Natural Sunscreen The sun is the skin's worst enemy, and while that tan may look gorgeous now, you may be regretting overdoing it ten or so years from now.

What may surprise you about Vitamin C is that it has natural sun protection properties and can enhance the effectiveness of your sunscreen when the two are used together. Vitamin C will also help target any potential UV damage as your skin absorbs the rays by preventing pigmentation, reducing inflammation and stimulating collagen production. We hope it makes more sense now why we love this beauty vitamin so much. Give it a try and let the results speak for themselves!

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