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Vitamin C and skin brightening

The Saigon Times

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Can vitamin C help brighten the skin and prevent skin aging, especially for women? According to Suc khoe & Doi song news site, there are several elements deciding the brightness and darkness of the skin, namely heredity, exposure to the sunlight, and the hormones of the endocrine system. In general, human complexion depends on the melanin content in the skin. In short, dark skin or melasma is caused by pigmentation. Tyrosinase is an oxidase that is the rate-limiting enzyme for controlling the production of melanin. Therefore, tyrosinase inhibition is important for skin brightening. And vitamin C can help inhibit tyrosinase activity, thus controlling the production of melanin. Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that can help decrease melanin content and brighten dark skin. Although vitamin C does not have sun protection characteristics, it can fight free radicals caused by ultraviolet radiation. The loss of collagen may cause skin aging and wrinkles; meanwhile, vitamin C plays a vital role in the formation of collagen, thus preventing collagen loss, retarding skin aging, and reducing wrinkles. However, vitamin C should be supplemented properly, since vitamin C supplement for a long time may be harmful to human health. Vitamin C is safe when it […]
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