If you’re fighting the battle against aging skin vitamin C should be at the front line. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin that the body (including the skin around your face) needs for all sorts of reasons. Vitamin C serum is an oil- and water-based liquid that contains highly concentrated amounts of vitamin C. The high concentration of serums allow you to see more noticeable results than that from cremes and lotions.
A vitamin c serum can benefit all people of all skin types and here’s how.
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Vitamin C contains concentrated levels of antioxidants that help to boost collagen production which works to fill in fine lines and wrinkles. This can result in a more youthful looking skin without any needle involved.
Reduced skin discoloration
Redness and skin discoloration can be a frustrating and even an embarrassing matter. Especially when you are working so hard for that beautiful clear complexion. Fear not, a quality vitamin C serum is ready to fight that battle and can help you to achieve a more uniform skin tone. After just a few uses, you may see an improvement in your skin tone.
Improves hydration and moisture
Vitamin C is a godsend for those who suffer from dry skin (me, me, me, me, me). Using a topical vitamin C will provide your skin with the high concentration of vitamins that it needs to improve moisture content and overall hydration.
Protects the skin from sun damage
Topical vitamin c not only aids in anti-aging but it works to protect your skin from damage, specifically sun damage. Vitamin C is an antioxidant; therefore, it naturally works to strengthen your skin and fend off things that damage it.
If you’re like me, you crave that beautiful healthy vibrant bright glowing (I could go on) skin. Strong concentrations of Vitamin C can brighten dull skin, allowing it to look and feel beautiful, healthy, vibrant and glowing.
If you are someone who tends to sleep on your stomach you may have noticed that you wake up with puffiness around the eyes and other areas of the skin and face. In high enough concentrations vitamin C has been found to have anti-inflammatory qualities.
How to use it
I use vitamin C serum every morning and most nights depending on the other products I am using. If I decide to use an acid toner or peel at night I will skip products with vitamin C, as the ingredients of the two will neutralize each other therefore making them ineffective. I plan to dedicate a full blog post to what ingredients should and should not be used together.