Vitamin C and what it is
It is an antioxidant and is one of the best anti-aging ingredients in the market that leaves the skin feeling smooth, even and glowing.
It can be taken through supplements or through your diet but there is no way to guarantee that it’s going straight to your skin.
Using serums and other products will benefit your skin directly.
Benefits of Vitamin C
Protects against sun damage – It may help defend against damage that UV light can cause. It helps soothes sunburns as it replaces the damaged cells with healthy new ones.
Helps even out your skin tone – It can prevent hyperpigmentation by lightening patches that are darker than the rest of your skin. It can also reduce redness caused due to inflammatory skin conditions and is also great for hypersensitive skin. It can also help with under-eye circles by plumping and hydrating this area.
Helps smooth wrinkles and prevents skin from sagging – It is a powerful anti-aging ingredient when used consistently. A reduction in collagen over time causes skin to sag therefore it boosts the production of collagen resulting in an overall tightening effect on the skin, leaving you looking young.
Helps boost wound healing – Given its effects on sunburn, it should be no surprise that vitamin C application can speed up overall wound healing. Healthy wound healing reduces your risk for inflammation, infection, and scarring.
How to use Vitamin C
Apply Vitamin C in the mornings after cleansing and before applying moisturizer and SPF.
Vitamin C serums are the best to use as they are more effective at penetrating the skin barrier than creams or toners.
A serum is typically used once or twice a day.