What do you know about Vitamin C? If you’d asked me that six months ago, I’d have referenced oranges, scurvy, and those giant chewable tablets my mom used to give to us that I’m sure had absolutely no health benefits at all, but boy did I feel like I was being healthy when I was taking them! That’s what we know about vitamin C, right? You take it, and it keeps you healthy.
It seems like Vitamin C skincare is all anyone is talking about these days, and for good reason! Along with keeping early explorers from losing their teeth and bleeding out from lack of fruit on board the ship, Vitamin C can do a whole pile of good things to your skin! It turns out that’s what’s good for the inside of your body, is just as good for the outside of your body!
Here are three things you might not have known about Vitamin C, and why you’ll want to start using it in your skincare routine STAT!
- It can keep your skin looking younger! Sagging skin, wrinkles...proof you’re not as young as you know you really are? Vitamin C can help! Along with boosting collagen production, Vitamin C also helps to fight free radicals and damage caused from getting too much sun! The Beauty From Bees Vitamin C Facial Cleanser is the perfect, gentle wash for getting your skin clean, clear, and looking its best!
- It can reverse the damage! Vitamin C can be used to lighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots, and even out the general appearance of your skin. It can even help to reduce the appearance of scars. Check out the Vitamin C Exfoliate Fizz. It’s an invigorating scrub that’s great for cleaning out your pores, and scrubbing your way to brighter, firmer, healthier skin!
- It can help prevent future damage. Vitamin C works to thicken the outer layer of the skin, adding a boost to your natural UV protection (but please don’t use it as a replacement for sunscreen!). I’m a huge fan of the Vitamin C Facial Spritz for a quick and refreshing way to brighten my skin, even my skin-tone, and give my skin a healthy boost of vitamin-packed hydration!
I can also be a bit particular when it comes to what I put on my face, and I’m the kind of person who uses the EWG website to search out ingredients to make sure that I’m not putting something possibly harmful onto my skin. The EWG database ranks ingredients and products based on their overall hazard to your body, known illness- and disease-causing ingredients, common allergies, and general concerns with the products. Every single ingredient Beauty From Bees has earned itself a perfect score on the EWG website, so I know what I’m using really is safe for my skin (and my kids because let’s be real...someone’s going to touch it eventually…).
It turns out my mom was right, even if she might have put a little too much faith in those Flintstones chewables. The pH of your skin is actually different than the rest of your body, so crushing those vitamins into a mask probably isn’t going to give you the benefits you’re looking for, anyway. Beauty From Bees products are all specially formulated to be best for your facial skin, taking that pH into account! Vitamin C can be a game-changer for your whole body - inside and out. And when you’re looking your best, and you’re feeling your best, there’s nothing that’s going to stand in your way!
Kelsey Kitt is a work-at-home-mom of three in northern Alberta. When she’s not chasing kids around, she is also a freelance copywriter, wine lover, social media manager, and Parental Guidance content creator. You can follow her and all her family’s adventures on Instagram at @mommydoesntlie.