Vitamin C - Benefits for Skin

Wednesday, 24 August 2022  |  Admin

Vitamin C - Benefits for Skin

Vitamin C plays a large role in skin health and it is one of the best ingredients in skincare products, helping you achieve healthy, glowing skin

Anti-Ageing

Vitamin C is a key anti-ageing skincare ingredient, science-backed and a dermatologist favourite, that helps to gently brighten and smooth your skin. It can improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots and acne. One of the best effects of vitamin C is that it boosts collagen production, keeping skin firm and maintaining skin elasticity.

Protects from free radical damage

Vitamin C is one of the best power antioxidants and helps protect your skin against free radical damage (toxins) caused by the environment, ie air pollution. Free radicals can damage the skin and applying topical Vitamin C may improve the skins’ overall appearance.

Protection from harmful ultraviolet rays

Vitamin C may also help to protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays when used in combination with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Clinical studies have shown that combining Vitamin C with other topical ingredients such as Ferulic Acid and Vitamin E, can diminish redness and help protect the skin from long-term damages caused by harmful sun rays.

Age Spots and Hyper-Pigmentation

Vitamin C can minimise the appearance of dark spots and hyper-pigmentation by blocking the production of pigment in the skin. It also helps to inhibit the enzyme responsible for producing melanin which plays a key role in combating dark spots.

Anti-Inflammatory properties

It promotes the synthesis of collagen and ceramides, has anti-inflammatory activity and is thus used by dermatologists in the treatment of inflammatory skin conditions like acne. It will help reduce skin redness and soothe the skin. Ascorbic Acid and its derivatives have a strong antioxidative effect on the skin, especially in combination with Vitamin E.


When and how to use

To protect your skin from UV damage and environmental aggressors, Vitamin C is more commonly recommended for your morning regime, however you can use at night as there is some research to say that free radical damage continues to affect your skin overnight. If you are using glycolic or salicylic acid and retinol, you will need to leave some time in between before applying your vitamin C product to avoid any stinging or redness.

It may take up to 3 months of consistent use to see a noticeable improvement.

 
 

 


 

 

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