Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant that can help protect the skin from damage caused by UV radiation.

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When UV radiation penetrates the skin, it can cause oxidative stress, leading to the production of free radicals that can damage skin cells and collagen fibers. Vitamin C can help to neutralize these free radicals, thereby reducing the damage caused by UV radiation.

Vitamin C also plays a role in collagen synthesis.

Collagen synthesis is important for maintaining the strength and elasticity of the skin. UV radiation can cause collagen breakdown, leading to the development of wrinkles and fine lines. By promoting collagen synthesis, vitamin C can help to counteract these effects.

Vitamin C is also involved in the regulation of skin pigmentation.

UV radiation can stimulate the production of melanin, leading to hyperpigmentation and age spots. Vitamin C can help to regulate the production of melanin, leading to a more even skin tone and reduced hyperpigmentation.

Vitamin C is a valuable component of a comprehensive sun protection strategy. However, it should not be relied upon as the sole means of UV protection, and should be used in conjunction with other sun protection measures, such as wearing protective clothing and using sunscreen.

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Dr. Chantelle Davidson Pharm. D

Tres Keikis Skin Health 


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