Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid has many health benefits, particularly for the skin, increasing collagen protein synthesis for repairing damage. Collagen is essential for firmer, more youthful skin. So indulge in those Christmas season classics, satsumas. clementines and sprouts – all rich in vitamin C
Fruit and Veg. High in Vitamin C
Oranges, Lemons, grapefruit, kiwi, cherries, broccoli, cauliflower, peppers, and yes Brussel sprouts are all rich natural sources of Vitamin C.
To get an extra boost of Vitamin C effervescent tablets are a great way to increase your daily intake. I take 1000 mg with added zinc. They also come in 500 mg and 200 mg doses.
Applying Vitamin C. to the skin has a brightening rejuvenating effect improving collagen synthesis in the skin, slowing down ageing. My particular favourite is Clinique’s Fresh Pressed Pure Vitamin C Powder sachets. There are also many other serums available.