Facts to know about Vitamin C in skin whitening

When you consider all the vitamins, Vitamin C plays a predominant role not just in lightening the skin but also by curing various health issues from a common cold to serious health problems. Let’s get deep into how? when? and why? Vitamin C can whiten the skin.


Does vitamin c help in whitening the skin?


Usually darker skin people have a compound called Melanin. This compound is produced by a group of cells “melanocytes” deep within the skin. [1] The higher melanin is produced, the darker skin gets. Melanin can be of two forms – Eumelanin which gives dark brown pigmentation and Pheomelanin which can be lighter than eumelanin. Melanin is produced for several reasons like Sun exposure, inflammation, and pollution.

  • Vitamin C has many antioxidant and antibacterial properties that can detoxify the skin by removing radicals that cause skin pigmentation.
  • Topical vitamin C can also treat suntan, sunburns.
  • Vitamin C exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin cells and regenerates skin cells. This can repair the skin damage.
  • Apparently, Vitamin C also hinders the production of tyrosinase enzyme which thereby reduces melanin production.



How to use vitamin c for skin whitening?


1.Include in your diet 

Vitamin C is not something which is produced in your body itself. So, take fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C. Including vitamin C in your diet has a lot of proven benefits like protection against skin diseases, immune system deficiencies, detoxifying body, premature ageing, skin wrinkling, health problems and also lightens the skin.

However, vitamin C deficiency can lead to weak immune system, digestive problems, weakens bones & muscles strength, skin dryness, and diarrhoea. So, don’t forget to include vitamin C foods and vegetables in your everyday diet. Such foods and fruits are oranges, lemons, guava, strawberries, broccoli, kale, parsley, pineapple, peas, cauliflower, mangoes, peppers, kiwi.


2. Take vitamin C capsules

Taking vitamin C pills will inject glutathione into the body which helps in nourishing the immune system and also lightens the skin. Furthermore, these tablets will boost the immune system, treats sun damages. Taking two doses a day is beneficient for your body else it may lead to some health issues.


3. Look for the products with vitamin C

There are plenty of products up for grabs in the markets from face washes to sunscreens for dull and flaw skin. The products with vitamin c also hydrate your skin giving a radiant appearance.


4. Blend vitamin C in face packs

Vitamin C can be used in various ways – in foods, tablets, products and face packs. It helps to produce more collagen which maintains elasticity of the skin. Vitamin C enriched face packs can yield blemish free, wrinkles free beautiful skin. Also, you can include vitamin c into serums. You just need to purchase vitamin C powder and then mix it up with water and dab it all over your skin. This is one of the cheapest ways to enhance skin tone and also to get a flawless skin.



02 Face packs with vitamin c for skin whitening


Make packs with citrusy fruits like oranges, kiwi, lemon, strawberries and vegetables like tomatoes, broccoli. Diy vitamin c face packs have a lot of beauty benefits from making your skin rejuvenated to giving an eternal glow.


Face pack with vitamin c tablets
  • 3 Vitamin c tablets
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1 tablespoon Rosewater

Make powder out of vitamin c tablets and add a tablespoon honey along with a tablespoon rose water. Apply this mix all over your face. Leave it on for 10 – 15 mins and rinse off. The antioxidant nature of vitamin c can brighten your skin.



Face pack with vitamin c fruits/vegetables
  • Orange peel powder
  • Yogurt

You need to firstly dry orange peels and then make a powder out of them. To the powder add 2 tablespoons yoghurt. Mix well. Apply and leave it on for 20 mins. This is an instant rejuvenation pack. Also, you can observe instant glow on your face.



Are you getting enough Vitamin C?


How to know whether you’re getting the required daily dose of vitamin c? Well, these factors would certainly lead to vitamin c deficiency. [2]

  • When you get exposed to pollution and sun.
  • Smoking – People who smoke often need more 35mg of vitamin C than non-smokers.
  • People who take less vitamin c foods in their diet.
  • Some sorts of medical illness also can be a reason.


So, don’t neglect to take enough doses of vitamin C to get benefited by all its amazing advantages.


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  1. dawn

    October 15, 2017 at 2:08 pm

    this is super interesting. who knew all the merits of vitamin c – i had no idea it could be used as a whitener.

    1. divya paladugu

      October 15, 2017 at 3:30 pm

      Thanks, dear!
      Yup! It has got a zillion of health and beauty benefits.

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