Vitamin C is one of the most popular anti-aging ingredient used in serums. People who use vitamin C serums generally say they felt that their skin became more glowy and smooth after using it for a while. I’m sure most people eat food that contain vitamin C, however it cannot be certain that eating food with vitamin C can lead to benefits for your skin. Therefore, using serums or other products is one way of using vitamin C to improve your skin.
One of the best thing about vitamin C for skin is that it is very safe. Most people won’t have any breakouts or issues with using vitamin C. In actuality, we have a lot of vitamin C levels in our skin’s outer two layers (dermis and epidermis) when we are young, however as we age, the levels of the vitamin C in our skin continues to decrease.
Vitamin C is well known for being a skin brightening ingredient. It helps your skin inhibit the melanin production. This is what causes your skin to discolour and therefore creating dark spots or hyperpigmentation. It’s a great brightening agent that prevents your dark spots from forming too.
Not only can it brighten your skin, vitamin C is an antioxidant that can also neutralise free radicals. When taken orally, it provides protection against oxidative stress induced cellular damage by searching for active oxygen species. When the skin is exposed to sunlight, vitamin C protects the skin from the oxidative stress by donating their electrons to neutralise the free radicals. In all, applying vitamin C is a great antioxidants that keep your skin healthy and glow spectacularly.
Not only the antioxidant benefits are great, vitamin C can also help produce collagen. Vitamin C can help trigger your skin into producing more collagen and elastin. Collagen is important for our skin, it helps give our skin support and as we age, collagen production decreases in our body. This eventually leads to wrinkles and lines. Therefore, by applying vitamin C topically, you can improve your collagen levels to improve your wrinkles and lines.
When looking for vitamin C product, try to look for ascorbic acid or also known as L-ascorbic acid. This is the most stable and effective version of vitamin C. Vitamin C is extremely sensitive to light and air and can easily break down when exposed to them. When you buy a serum, make sure your product is properly packaged as the effectiveness of the product will diminish under light and air.
Vitamin C is an ingredient that mixes well with other skincare products. You can use it two times a day, ideally in the morning and night. However, when you do use it in the morning, make sure you wear sunscreen to help protect your skin.
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