The sun and pollution in the environment are unapologetically savage when it comes to our skin. Long story short: they make skin cells freak out, which leads to fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, discoloration, rough texture, and zero glow. The horror!! But wait- there is one Holy Grail product that is a part of almost everybody’s skincare routine, and that is vitamin C!
Vitamin C has been crowned as one of the best anti-oxidant ingredients in the skincare market, and rightfully so. From slowing down your skin’s ageing process to adding a juicy glow to dull looking skin, there is no surprise that vitamin C skincare products have steadily made their way to everyone’s skincare shelves. But what exactly are the benefits of vitamin C for your skin? And what vitamin C skincare products should you add to your skincare routine? Well, I got your back. Here’s everything you need to know about using vitamin C for your skin.
Vitamin C: The Antioxidant with Superhero Powers
When it comes to skincare, vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant & an essential nutrient that protects your skin against free radical damage caused by sun’s harsh rays and improves your skin’s health. This supercharged antioxidant is like a shield protecting your skin against those environmental aggressors and ensuring that your skin looks healthier and younger for longer. It also helps brighten your skin and evens out your complexion, helping to fade post-inflammatory pigmentation and dark spots.
How does vitamin C benefit the skin?
Where do I even begin! Vitamin C is a powerhouse, packed with so many skin-loving benefits. Here are some of the many benefits of using vitamin c on your skin:
1. Vitamin C fights free radicals
As I mentioned, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that protects your skin against free radicals caused by the sun and pollution. It’s not considered a replacement for sunscreen, but it increases the efficacy of your SPF, too.
2. Vitamin C is an anti-ageing hero
Vitamin C is a natural collagen booster that in turn improves your skin’s elasticity, quality, and texture making it look tight and young.
3. Vitamin C quenches dehydrated skin
Vitamin C and its derivatives exhibit hydrating properties reduces Trans-Epidermal Water Loss – i.e. it strengthens your skin barrier, helps your skin lock in the moisture, and prevents moisture loss from your skin’s surface.
4. Vitamin C brightens your complexion
This is probably the most popular benefit of vitamin C. Vitamin C acts as a brightening agent that brightens the dull skin & complexion. Vitamin C skincare products, especially concentrated vitamin C serums instantly brighten up your skin tone and add a natural glow to your complexion, making your skin look and feel fresh.
5. Vitamin C reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation
Vitamin C inhibits the production of excess melanin in your skin, which, in turn, helps prevent and fade acne scars, melasma, and dark spots. This unique property of vitamin C not only lightens dark spots but it also does that without altering your normal skin’s pigmentation.
When and How to Apply Vitamin C Products
Because vitamin C protects your skin from the damage caused by harsh UV rays and pollution, it’s best to slather it on in the morning on a cleansed face. It should go on just before your moisturizer and sunscreen every single day. (Bonus: Vitamin C also increases the efficacy of your SPF too)
In what form do I use Vitamin C in my skin care routine?
I incorporate Vitamin C in my skincare routine by using it in the form of serums. Why? Well, serums are made of very small molecules, so the skin absorbs them quickly and deeply. And serum penetrates the skin’s surface for optimum effectiveness. In short, serums are more effective than moisturisers, creams or lotions.
Vitamin C Face Serum I’m currently using and absolutely love
I love using Vitamin C serums, it’s an obsession guys!! They are popular for a reason – they really work! I use it every single day in the morning. Currently, I’m using “R&G Vitamin C Face Serum”. It is formulated with the most stable derivative of Vitamin-C and is fast-absorbing face serum. It has Niacinamide, Ferulic acid and Natural Moisturizing Factors which boosts collagen and help in reducing fine lines. It also fades dark spots, evens out the skin tone and leaves your skin glowy.
If you start using vitamin C serum more regularly, let me know what your results are like in the comment section below or by DMing me on my Instagram. I see a happy, glowy skin in your future!
PS: While vitamin C is safe to use for all skin types, I recommend performing a patch test with any new vitamin C skincare product that you try for the first time, especially if you have hypersensitive skin. And if you are just starting with vitamin C products, remember to choose products with a lower concentration of vitamin C and then gradually work your way up.
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