Vitamin C plays many vital roles in the body. It protects against cardiovascular disease, immune system deficiencies, and eye disease. It is also thought to prevent more serious complications of the common cold.
What many people do not realize is that vitamin C has a direct impact on the skin’s health. Vitamin C has the ability to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and create a brighter complexion. When it is added to your daily skincare routine, vitamin C can help keep your skin looking young and refreshed.
The Skin and Vitamin C Connection
Vitamin C is often found in serums and moisturizers and for good reason. Primarily found in the form of L-Ascorbic Acid, vitamin C has the power to repair the skin, boost collagen production, and slow down the signs of aging.
It also fights against free radicals which are created in the skin due to oxidative stress. This is accomplished when vitamin C neutralizes free radicals, minimizing damage from harmful stressors like the sun.
Although vitamin C does not replicate the strength offered by most SPF products, it can help prevent further damage to your skin when paired with a sunscreen.
Sun damage and the natural aging process can result in the gradual loss of collagen. Over time, this reduction in collagen can cause premature wrinkles, sagging skin, and discoloration of the skin.
Vitamin C has the ability to boost skin’s natural collagen production leading to plumper, firmer skin. It can also help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful complexion.
Vitamin C has also been found to help inhibit melanin production. In addition to lightening brown spots and hyperpigmentation, vitamin C can help even out skin tone and brighten your complexion.
Do you suffer from dull, lackluster skin? If so, try adding a vitamin C product to your skin to help create a brighter, healthier complexion. Vitamin C can leave skin looking and feeling revitalized and replenished.
In sufficient concentrations, vitamin C has also been found to provide anti-inflammatory benefits. This can be highly beneficial to people who tend to wake up in the morning with dark circles or puffiness under the eyes. The essential vitamin also hydrates the skin, giving it the moisture it needs to stay soft and supple. Of course, not all vitamin C skincare products are made equal.
How to Choose Vitamin C Products
Stop by your local drugstore and you’re bound to find numerous skincare products containing vitamin C that claim to brighten skin.
Unfortunately, not all will provide the results you’re looking for. For optimal results, try a vitamin C treatment serum containing active ingredients specifically designed to brighten skin.
It’s also formulated with Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E to stabilize the Vitamin C and to increase the serum’s ability to reduce skin damage.
Furthermore, using the serum is simple and takes just a moment. Use your Vitamin C serum after cleansing and toning in the morning. Let it set completely in your skin before applying your moisturizer or sunscreen.
You can also contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore and schedule a consultation Harvard-trained skin specialist, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez.