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Ever wondered how celebrities look glowing from inside out? It's not just the makeup they are wearing. If you've J.Lo's no-makeup look recently, you'll know that Hollywood stars take good care of their skin.

Their secret? Good ol' Vitamin C! 

C for Celebrities

"Game of Thrones" actor Kit Harington revealed a glimpse of his skincare routine. He attributes his camera-ready complexion to the Vitamin C facial products he uses on his face regularly.

Celebrity esthetician Olga Lorencin-Northrup agrees with GOT actor, noting that she too owes her flawless complexion to Vitamin C. Her go-to Vitamin C serum is SkinCeuticals E Ferulic, which she calls "the most fantastic product." One of the key ingredients of the product includes ferulic, which also doubles up as her daily sunscreen.

"In Time" actress Olivia Wilde adds to the list of celebrities that are all praises for Vitamin C skin benefits. Her current obsession is True Botanicals Renew Vitamin C Booster, which she applies several times a week on her face. The brand ambassador also uses the other products from the lineup, including their Pre-Cleanse Oil, Hydrating Renew Cleanser and Pure Radiance Oil.

It is the Vitamin C powder mixed with Vitamin C serum that she uses three times a week that makes her skin "younger without the feeling of burning off layers of skin."

Being the Chief Brand Activist of True Botanicals, Wilde said: "I wish I had this skincare line in my 20s."

So, is there truth to the stars' skincare secret? Is Vitamin C as good for your skin as the celebrities swear it is for theirs? Experts agree.

Vitamin C Skin Benefits

When we think of Vitamin C supplements, we think of a vitamin that fights the common cold. But for glowing skin? Here's what the experts agree on:

  • Vit. C boosts collagen production, making it great for anti-aging. It minimizes wrinkles and tightens sagging skin.
  • Vit. C lightens skin discoloration like fading brown spots without messing the natural pigmentation and also helps lighten acne marks. No Wonder the GOT actor sports a youthful, "Snowy" glow!
  • Vit. C hydrates skin for that soft and supple look like Olivia Wilde.
  • Vit. C speeds Up recovery of wounds, scars and sunburn. Beach buffs will love hearing the fact that serums packed with this essential vitamin can help reduce skin reddening from UVB exposure.

How to Use Vitamin C for Skin

Take your cue from Harington, Northrup and Wilde, and add Vitamin C to your regular skincare regimen. The "Pompei" actor even loads up on different Vitamin C products including serums and a Booster. Wilde does the same. 

Keep Northrup's advice in mind when looking for a Vitamin C product for your skin, making sure ferulic is one of the ingredients.

As to when to put on Vitamin C on your skin, it depends on the product. Don't be afraid to apply Vitamin C a couple of times a week. If you don't have a serum, you can add Vitamin C powder into your toner. Vitamin C serum is best applied on the skin in the morning, so it can help boost sun protection. 

However, like Wilde, you may apply it at night to promote skin repair and rejuvenation for that glow that will make you feel like a true star.

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