Vitamin C in Skincare
Posted on July 14, 2020
Vitamin C has been flooding the skincare industry as one of the top products to add to your daily AM routine. We fully support the movement, and here’s why:
- It fights free radicals. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that neutralizes free radicals in the body. Free radicals are unstable molecules that are constantly searching for other atoms and molecules in order to stabilize themselves. This causes damage to your skin and body because when they bond with your molecules, they are causing oxidative distress. This damages parts of the cell and can result in premature aging. The effect of free radicals may not be noticeable at first, but the results eventually catch up to you. Adding a Vitamin C serum to your daily regimen is a great way to combat those issues and slow down the aging process.
- It increases collagen production. The citrus concentration of Vitamin C is acidic. When it is used on the skin, it triggers the body to increase its production of collagen, which is the known cause of that tight and full skin we strive for.
- It lightens dark spots. Vitamin C is the holy grail for diminishing the look of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. This happens when there is an overproduction of melanin in the body. Dark spots may be caused by many different factors, including acne scars, sun exposure, and hormonal changes. Vitamin C slows down melanin production. Over time, and with consistent use, this antioxidant can reduce the look of existing dark spots and prevent new ones from forming.
These features alone are enough to make us want to run to the store to buy some Vitamin C. So, how can you incorporate the product into your routine?
While any form of Vitamin C can do the job, serums are highly suggested. This is because serums have a higher concentration of Vitamin C than, say, a cream. Smaller percentages typically work for those with more sensitive skin. The higher the percentage of Vitamin C, the more potent the concentration, and the quicker you may see results. You should always do a patch test to ensure there is no harmful reaction to the product. If you are completely new to using Vitamin C, consider starting out slow. Try using the product every other day and build it into your everyday routine.
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