This is why we must source it by eating acidic fruits (orange, lemon etc), strawberries, and vegetables such as broccoli or spinach.
However… our body is unable to stock Vitamin C. In fact, only a quarter to a half of the Vitamin C we consume is digested: the rest of the ascorbic acid being used by the kidneys, brain, spleen and liver. Our skin thus benefits from only a tiny fraction!
This is why we must apply Vitamin C externally via targeted skincare.
Vitamin C reduces skin pigmentation, prevents the formation of dark spots and corrects existing spots.
Vitamin C has antioxidant properties which protect skin from photoaging. It also boosts skin elasticity and firmness.
Vitamin C limits the production of sebum. Limits the development of Probionibacterium, the bacteria responsible for acne.
Vitamin C hydrates the skin by encouraging cell renewal.