Why Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is great in our diet, but Vitamin C skincare it has such good benefits too.
Firstly it is an antioxidant, which means it protects the skin cells against damage from external factors. Things such as pollution, cigarette smoke and UV rays can all damage the cells of our skin.
These are all called free radicals and the damage that they do, makes our skin dry, dull and aged etc.
Antioxidants fight against free radicals. So the more antioxidants our body can receive, the better and healthier we should be.
Benefits of Vitamin C
The benefits of vitamin C for the skin are plentiful!
- Vitamin C applied topically gives extra protection to our skin.
- It also helps brighten the skin, so by regular use, you should notice brighter less dull skin.
- Over time it is thought to lighten darker pigmentation patches.
- Because of it’s high acidic content it also encourages the production of collagen in the skin too. Collagen helps keep our skin plump and firm.
Vitamin C is recommended for all skin types (sensitive skins proceed with caution as it can cause tingling on the skin), however its’ super powers are particularly good for ageing skins.
As we age; we lose collagen, are more prone to darker pigmentation and our skin becomes more dull, so it is the ideal ingredient to introduce into our skincare routine!
For further ways to boost collagen in the skin read HERE
Give your Vitamin C extra power…
Combining Vitamin C with another anti oxidant – Vitamin E being the perfect one – then you are getting a double boost of anti-ageing, free radicals fighting power.
Vitamin C skincare
Vitamin C is found in many products, and however you choose to apply it you will reap the benefits, but Vitamin C is unstable, and the most effective way to use it, is in it’s pure powdered form of Ascorbic Acid.
If you are a regular reader of my articles, you will know that I am a big fan of a daily exfoliator. This product is ideal as it combines the powdered Vitamin C, with the benefits of exfoliation.
A vitamin C powder that you can easily add to any of your other skincare products.
A serum is another excellent option as this delivers micro ingredients into the skin to have better results.
When to use vitamin C
This may vary according to the specific product you use. Vitamin C is an ‘active product’ so may tingle on the skin as it reacts and begins to work. If you are using other ‘active’ products, retinol being the main one, I suggest using each at a different time of day. As retinol should only be used at night, use your Vitamin C in the morning.