We all know how important and necessary vitamin C is in our diet and boosting our health but what about our skin? Like your body, your skin needs vitamins to maintain a healthy balance and the effects it has on your skin is amazing! Vitamin C is nothing new and has been used for years in skin care but today we are going to work out if we need it and look at its benefits.
What is it? Vitamin C is one of the most potent antioxidants available and offers some amazing skincare benefits. The most common form of Vitamin C in skincare can be found in the form of L-Ascorbic Acid. It can come in different PH levels and different levels of concentrate therefore you will need to find what works for you and what will provide the most benefits to your skin.
What are the benefits?
- Brightens the complexion
- Helps fade pigmentation and dark spots
- Protects the skin from environmental pollutants. Over 50% of skin ageing can be caused by environmental factors such as UV, pollution and lifestyle factors. Combine a vitamin c product with a high SPF it will give you maximum protection.
- Fights free radical damage
- Speeds up collagen production which will make the skin look firmer and more luminous for a more youthful appearance
- Improves skins elasticity, wrinkles and fine lines
- Light exfoliation which is great to clear pores and make a smoother and clearer complexion.
- Wakes up your skin and smells amazing!
All the other questions?
Who is it suitable for? Because of the multiple benefits Vitamin C offers any skincare condition and age can benefit from this antioxidant. Ideal for ageing skins, oily skins, dull complexions, for those with pigmentation, a great anti-ageing product for those who may find Retinols too harsh.
How often should it be used? It can be used both morning and night daily. Use an SPF in the day over the top of your Vitamin C.
Where does it go in your skincare routine? This depends on if you prefer your vitamin c in a serum form or moisturiser. If you opt for a serum, apply it after your cleanser before your other treatments/ moisturiser. If you choose to apply it in the form of a moisturiser then apply it after cleaning, eye creams and other treatments but be sure to apply an additional SPF over the top if the product doesn’t contain it already.
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