Vitamin C shows up in many different forms in topical applications such as moisturizers. It can appear as ascorbic acid, sodium ascorbyl phosphate, retinyl ascorbate, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, among others. Our Venice, FL dermatology center recommends that adults get at least 65 to 90 mg of this vitamin each day, but applying it in topical format to the skin also provides many benefits.
Topical vitamin C can be found topically in moisturizers and serums. It is usually paired with other skin-enhancing ingredients that can be massaged right into the skin. Benefits to using topical applications include:
One of the easiest ways to get vitamin C into your body is to ingest it. It is found in many different kinds of foods including dark, leafy greens, broccoli, bell peppers, and citrus fruits such as oranges. You can also get it by taking a daily multivitamin. It’s appropriate to get anywhere from 65 to 2000 mg each day this way.
You can also purchase serums and moisturizers that list a form of vitamin C in the ingredients or as the main ingedient. These are designed to be rubbed right into the skin and come in varying concentrations. It is not always necessary to go for the higher concentrations, however. Those as low as 0.6 percent still demonstrate anti-aging benefits. Choose the concentration you are most comfortable with and apply it to the skin daily as directed.
While you can get plenty of vitamin C by eating everyday foods, applying it in topical format provides healthier, younger-looking, radiant skin. Wasserman Ulitsky Dermatology has a wealth of information regarding skin care including vitamin C-rich moisturizers. Now is the perfect time to start an active skin care regimen by incorporating the proper amount of this amazing vitamin into your life. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions, as our experienced team is here to help.