My Vitamin C Loading Protocol


My top tips for adding more Vitamin C into your regimen

Vitamin C is best known for improving immune function and providing high levels of antioxidant protection for cells. But did you know, vitamin C is one of the best vitamins you can be consuming for your skin? That's probably why you'll almost always find some form of vitamin C added to consumable beauty elixirs and why vitamin C serum are one of the top performing skincare products sold on the market.

Here are some of the top benefits of Vitamin C:

Helps the body synthesize new collagen and prevent wrinkle formation
Instrumental in the wound healing process (really great for acne scars)
Prevents hormonal breakouts
Antioxidant activity protects cells from UV rays
Reduces inflammation
Prevents and brightens stubborn hyperpigmentation
Gives skin a natural brightness and glow

Some of the signs of vitamin C deficiency:

Low immunity
"Angry" acne that won't heal
Rough, dull or dry skin
Slow wound healing
Red and purple scarring after breakouts
Thin and brittle nails
Facial Swelling

Luckily for most of us, it's super easy to access vitamin C both for internal health as well as for topical skin protection. Here are the products I use (in this order) to keep my collagen healthy and my pigmentation from spiraling out of control.

It may be enough to simply use one of these products, but if you're prone to pigmentation (like me), you'll want to be sure you are always protected, that's why I'll often layer them in this way.

Herbal Face Food

This serum is full of plant phytonutrients so it contains naturally derived vitamin C.

It's super potent formula is ideal for melasma, sun damage or rosacea skin.
Apply a light layer all over face and neck, you'll feel a slight burn which means it's working!

My recommendation is to start with Serum 1 and The Cure; use Serum 1 all over the face and reserve The Cure for stubborn dark spots.

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Nori Oxygen Gel

This serum contains oil soluble vitamin C, red seaweeds, hyaluronic acid and omega 3 fatty acids.

The combination of vitamins and hydration keeps skin supple, soft and healthy.

Apply a full layer also over face and neck, this helps to immediately hydrate the skin's deepest layers, but it still absorbs quickly so you won't have a greasy residue.

Omega Oils

The Beauty Shamans Omega Oils packed full with oil soluble vitamin C, omega 3 fatty acids and nourishing botanical and seaweed extracts.
Apply a very light layer over the serums to moisturize the top layer of skin and seal in hydration.

As always, use a mineral based SPF over these products during the daytime.


What to eat!

I've always believed that getting our nutrients from food is far superior to getting it through a supplement. As part of my vitamin C loading protocol, I always make sure I am consuming ample amounts of vitamin C every day to brighten the complexion, boost immunity, and get glowing skin from the inside out.

Here are some of my favorite sources of vitamin C rich foods

    • (and bonus! some are super low in sugar):

    • Bell peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage. Kale, Brussel sprouts

      Oranges, strawberries, peaches, lemons

      Herbs such as thyme and parsley



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