How Vitamin C Can Benefit Our Skin

We’re all well aware of the important role that vitamins play in our daily lives. Key in helping our body to carry out a series of crucial tasks for the upkeep of our health and wellbeing, they ensure that we can function to the best of our ability at all times. 

But some vitamins are more equal than others, and Vitamin C is among the most vital. 

The value of Vitamin C

Vitamin C features prominently in many foods, appearing in abundance in lots of green vegetables and salad items. Regular consumption of such foodstuffs as part of a balanced diet can ensure that we remain in good health. This is because Vitamin C plays an essential role in healing wounds, repairing any damage endured by our teeth and bones and boosting our immune system. It also takes a stand against free radicals, unwanted atoms formed when food is broken down or our bodies are left at the mercy of a range of external pollutants, from tobacco to other forms of radiation. 

Vitamin C and our skin

It’s this battle against the danger of free radicals that bridges the gap between how we can enjoy the effects of Vitamin C when we both stick to a healthy diet, and incorporate Vitamin C-based skincare products into our daily skincare routines.

As studies have shown that Vitamin C works more quickly when applied topically, the use of products high in this crucial micronutrient can both reverse the unwelcome effects that age and environment have on our skin, and protect us from them altogether. 

Working as an antioxidant to negate the impact of free radicals, which can factor in the development of several health conditions, Vitamin C sures up our body’s resilience to disease and reduces the chances of these being contracted.

From a cosmetic point of view, the acidic qualities of many Vitamin C-based products mean that their regular application to our skin can bolster our own natural repair processes. Here, collagen and elastin reserves are coaxed into action to iron out the appearance of lines and wrinkles, with all dead cells stripped away to leave a lasting glow.

Vitamin C can also be used to address problems of pigmentation, with its application to the affected areas ensuring these unsightly patches are faded from view whilst not interfering with natural skin colour. 

Dermalogica’s BioLumin-C Serums

Since its release, Dermalogica’s BiouLumin-C Serum has fast become our go-to product for improving skin health and addressing the impacts of age and environment on our skin. It’s no surprise then that this highly-effective product, which performed well against its competitors in a clinical trial by providing individuals with 3x more Vitamin C than other tested brands, has recently been joined in the Dermalogica range by an equally powerful Eye Serum that focuses solely on dealing with the issues that arise around our eyes.

Designed to manage the signs of age-affected eyes by way of brightening and firming the sensitive skin around them, BioLumin-C Eye Serum should occupy an important place in your daily skincare routine in order to improve hydration, elasticity and the appearance of fine lines around this crucial area.  

A January Bargain

At k:SPA, we’re huge fans of Dermalogica and hugely passionate about helping our clients preserve the health of their skin, particularly that which sits around the eyes. That’s why we’re offering a complimentary Eye Brightener treatment (worth £20) with all purchases of this fantastic new product this January.  

To book in for your appointment with us, or to find out more about how we can meet all of your skincare needs, visit our website today: