Vitamin C and Skin Health

We hear a lot of talk about the importance of Vitamin C as a cold/flu support for the colder months. Did you know that it also has a valuable role in skin health? Antioxidants like Vitamin C, in particular, provide support to the structure of the skin by supporting collagen production. Vitamin C promotes collagen synthesis. Collagen is a protein and the primary structural component of the dermis that is responsible for strengthening the skin- as we age the building blocks of the skin’s structure deteriorate as our own production of collagen slows down. Consuming whole foods rich in natural Vitamin C can slow down the development of wrinkles, sagging skin, and hyperpigmentation. Nourish your skin from the inside out. Some of our favourite Vitamin C rich foods and herbs include rosehips (right now is the time to harvest time), leafy greens and elderberries.

Ayla Fahey