FREE DELIVERY ON ALL U.S. ORDERS OVER $29.95 | 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

FREE DELIVERY ON ALL U.S. ORDERS OVER $29.95

How does Vitamin C Benefit the Skin?

December 05, 2018

How does Vitamin C Benefit the Skin?

Vitamin C is a hot trend in skin care  — from actresses to beauty bloggers, everyone’s raving about this holy grail of skin care. Learn why more and more people are adding Vitamin C to their skincare routine and why you should have it in yours too.

WHY VITAMIN C?

Vitamin C is a very important nutrient because it can neutralize free radicals which in turn benefits the skin.

Free radicals negatively impact our own DNA, damaging our cells and ultimately disrupting the skin's ability to repair itself. Our bodies generate these free radicals when exposed to the UV rays of the sun, pollution and other environmental stressors and the good news is that Vitamin C has the amazing ability to counteract them.

We all know by now that including vitamin C in our diet is good for the body but there’s no way to guarantee that vitamin C is having an impact on your skin. This is why applying concentrated skin serums and other vitamin C topical products is the most effective way of giving your skin the protection that it needs… so what are the resulting benefits?

BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C

1. IT BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION

Vitamin C plays a significant role in keeping the collagen levels of the skin at maximum. This is because it is required for the production of hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, major compounds that are needed for the production of collagen.

Collagen is the main structural protein of our skin but it depletes over time and causes visible signs of aging. Regularly applying concentrated levels of vitamin C to your skin will help increase its collagen production and as a result, you may find that you have more youthful looking skin with a minimized appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

2. IT ENHANCES SKIN HYDRATION

Vitamin C also has the ability to give your skin the moisture it needs. It contains magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, a compound proven to have a hydrating effect on our skin. This vitamin C derivative helps minimize skin’s water loss thus allowing the skin to retain more moisture.

3. IT PROTECTS AND EVENS OUT SKIN

Vitamin C protects the skin from photochemical reactions that lead to grave skin conditions such as melanoma. Besides this, vitamin C can also lighten discolorations such as dark spots, acne scars, skin freckles, age spots, and also reduce skin redness and inflammation.

4. IT PROTECTS THE SKIN FROM THE SUN

Topical application of vitamin C can also protect your skin from damage caused by the sun. Since it’s a very potent antioxidant, it neutralizes the free radicals that are caused by the UVA and UVB rays of the sun, naturally helping to strengthen your skin from the inside-out.

Note: Do not use vitamin C skincare products as a replacement for sunscreen. The protection boost that it gives your skin is more focused on the deeper layers of the skin so you still need to top off with a layer of SPF protection for maximum protection.

5. IT MAKES THE SKIN HEAL FASTER

Research findings suggest that high levels of vitamin C has the ability to speed up our body's natural healing process. Data shows that antioxidants from vitamin C can significantly improve wound healing and effectively treat burns.

 

6. IT REDUCES THE APPEARANCE OF UNDER-EYE CIRCLES

Since Vitamin C helps even out skin tone, it also has the added benefit of minimizing the look of dark bags and circles around the eye area. Perfect for those who want to achieve a bright and vibrant look without concealing with a lot of makeup.

7. IT KEEPS SKIN FIRM AND YOUTHFUL

Regularly applying Vitamin C can prevent the early appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet, sagging skin, fine lines, and other signs of skin aging. The increase in collagen production along with the ability to even and brighten the complexion helps to make your skin look and feel more youthful.

8. IT REDUCES SKIN PUFFINESS

High concentrations of vitamin C has also been found to reduce skin swelling and inflammation. If you are one of those people who wake with puffy eyes, give vitamin C a try. A little bit goes a long way especially when you’re using a serum.

9. IT MAKES SKIN BRIGHTER AND HEALTHIER

Bring back life to dull and tired skin with vitamin C! It can make the skin look brighter, clearer and more vibrant with its natural ability to slow down melanin production.

10. IT IMPROVES SKIN TEXTURE

Did you know that collagen is also responsible for maintaining the shape of the blood vessels under our skin? These blood vessels carry oxygen and nutrients that our skin needs and when they’re not in their best form, the skin can become rough and dry.

This is where vitamin C plays it part. Since it increases the skin’s collagen level, it also helps in improving the structure of the blood vessels and in turn keeps the skin looking and feeling its best.

HOW TO USE VITAMIN C FOR THE SKIN

There are tons of skincare products on the market that claim to contain vitamin C — from lotions, to creams and other moisturizers. However, you should note that to achieve the best results, you need to use a product with a really high vitamin C concentration. This is why it is best to use vitamin C in the form of a serum.

Serum

Face serums are highly-concentrated, lightweight formulas that have the unique ability to penetrate deeply into the cellular level of the skin. Among all skincare products, they are the best in doing what they claim to do since they are designed to absorb quickly and penetrate deeper to deliver high concentrations of active ingredients right into the skin cells.

Read more: Serum FAQs: Things You Need to Know About Facial Serums

How to Apply
  1. Cleanse your skin and then use a facial toner to balance out your skin’s pH.
  2. While skin is still damp, apply a few drops of vitamin C skin serum to the face and neck area.
  3. Allow the serum to completely absorb.
  4. Finish up by applying moisturizer and eye cream. If you are heading out for the day, apply a layer of sunscreen for sun protection.
Read more: Science Behind Skin: The Importance of Balancing Your Skin’s pH


Have you tried using a skincare product that contains vitamin C? Which skincare benefit do you think is best for your skin problem? Share us your thoughts in the comments down below!


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in Blog

THE YEOUTH SOLUTIONS TO YOUR FALL SKIN PROBLEMS
THE YEOUTH SOLUTIONS TO YOUR FALL SKIN PROBLEMS

October 08, 2022

The new season brings in a lot of changes in the environment that can significantly affect our skin. There are common skin problems that usually occur during autumn because of lower humidity levels and colder temperatures.

Continue Reading

The Musts in Your Skincare Routine
The Musts in Your Skincare Routine

September 16, 2022

What you do and put in your skincare routine today will contribute a lot to your beautiful and healthy skin even 30 years from now. It is a must to personalize your skincare routine, stick to it daily and you will reap the best results! Here are all the reasons why you should take the time to follow a daily skincare routine and what are the products and ingredients you should have in there!

Continue Reading

THE TOP 3 SERUMS YOUR SKIN NEEDS RIGHT NOW
THE TOP 3 SERUMS YOUR SKIN NEEDS RIGHT NOW

September 02, 2022

Serums are usually formulated with the most active skincare ingredients, this make serums effective at improving skin tone, providing extra protection against outside stressors, and treating skin that exhibit signs of aging.  Most serums are lightweight making them absorb quickly and deeper into the skin. 

Continue Reading