It's almost summer! Time to break out the sunscreen and vitamin C serum. Yes, replenishing the natural stores of this antioxidant in your skin increases the effectiveness of your sunscreen.
Did you know that most sunscreens provide more protection against UVB rays than UVA. In fact, the SPF number tells you only about protection against UVB even though UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin where they damage DNA and skin cells.
Topical vitamin C supplements your body's antioxidant defense system to neutralize the free radicals generated by UVA rays. And unlike other serums, about face vitamin C serum is inexpensive enough to use on all areas of sun-exposed skin, not just your face.
Farris 2005 Topical vitamin C: a useful agent for treating photaging and other dermatologic conditions.
Chen et al. 2012. The role of antioxidants in photoprotection: A critical review.