Should I use a skin product that contains vitamin C?

Putting vitamin C directly on your skin can improve not only wrinkles and dryness but also roughness, broken blood vessels, and sallow skin tone. But there's a hitch: Vitamin C is so unstable that just a bit of sunlight, air, heat, or water renders it ineffective. Depending on the formulation, some products may not stay active long enough to do much good.
Sharine Forbes
Geriatric Medicine
Using a topical cream that has vitamin C in it has proven to be beneficial in the production of collagen in the dermal papillae. Therefore, this means that vitamin C can help preserve the skin's vitality and even help with sun spots. It is important to mention that applying vitamin C to the skin is twenty times more effective than consuming it orally. 

So using a skin product that contains vitamin C is highly recommended, unless you have an allergy to vitamin C.

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