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Vitamin C could be the solution to your fungal skin infection. Yes, it’s true

Published on:4 August 2021, 12:45pm IST
Turns out, the intake of vitamin C doesn’t just boost your immunity; it can also prevent your skin from fungal infections.
Aayushi Gupta
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Beat your fungal skin infection during the monsoon season with vitamin C. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
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Monsoon certainly brings relief from the scorching heat, but it is also the season for various skin infections! Skin problems in the form of fungal infections arise in this season. Not just that, common cold, cough, and fevers also attack your body and weaken your immune system. And when it comes to immunity, vitamin C is an essential nutrient that can boost your immunity like no other. Turns out, vitamin C has a bigger role to play when it comes to skincare!

Let’s first see how the monsoon leads to fungal infections

Fungal infections are quite common. Many people suffer from fungal infections at least, once in their lives. It is a skin disease caused by a fungus. A fungal skin infection might cause:

  • Irritation
  • Scaly skin
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Blisters

This fungal skin infection becomes more prevalent, especially in the monsoon season. But why? What are the causes that lead to fungal infection spreading vigorously in this particular season? Read on to know more.

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Raised humidity during the monsoon season causes a host of fungal infections. The humid, wet, and damp conditions during the rainy days makes it perfect for the growth of various fungi. No wonder, fungal infections are very common!

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Consume vitamin C to take care of your skin health. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

In fact, if not treated properly, they may get aggravated and turn into stubborn skin diseases, causing severe itching, scarring, rash, and redness. 

But ladies, here’s your solution, VITAMIN C!

Wonder how it can help? Well, it is an established fact that vitamin C makes a significant contribution to boost your skin health. And if you talk about its benefits, it can work like magic for your skin! One of its most important benefits is that any skin type or age group can use vitamin C.

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Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can cure your skin woes. It has properties that can help to stave off fungal infections by fighting the fungus that causes the infection. It can help reduce redness and soothe the skin affected by the infection. In fact, vitamin C has also been proven to treat a variety of inflammatory skin conditions, which can generally be caused due to infection. It also minimizes the redness to create an even complexion. 

To prevent your skin from fungal infections, keeping your skin hydrated is most important; otherwise, it can cause skin itching. Turns out vitamin C can make sure of that! Unsurprisingly, studies have shown that increasing vitamin C intake may reduce your skin itchiness by hydrating your skin well. 

All in all, vitamin C or ascorbic acid is the ultimate solution to fungal skin infections!

Aayushi Gupta Aayushi Gupta

Candid, outspoken, but prudent--Aayushi is exploring her place in media world.