Wednesday, 28 August 2019

How Does Vitamin C Benefit My Skin?

Vitamin C is an increasingly popular ingredient in skincare products these days and you can even buy it in affordable drug stores. When vitamin C is often included in moisturizer it will hydrate your skin more but isn't as intense as a serum (which has a more silky texture) which also penetrates your skin more intensely. When you are ill with a cold, you reach for the Vitamin C medication or you use it as a preventative to a cold. So why not use it on your skin as a pretentative to damaging skin. You can take Vitamin C as in a tablet form, but it isn't going to benefit your skin as much as if you are to put it directly on there.

Improves Hydration - Vitamin C has an ingredient called Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate which is one of the main vitamin C ingredients used in skincare and it has been said that it has an active hydrating effect on the skin. It decreases transepidermal water loss and it allows your skin to retain moisture better.

Brightens - Vitamin C smooths the skin surface and reduces dullness of the skin. 

Beats Back Pigmentation - Some people suffer from age spots, sun spots and hyperpigmentation. This happens when your skin overproduces melanin in certain areas of the skin surface. It can also appear in areas where acne has healed. Vitamin C has been shown to slow melanin production and therefore help to fade dark spots and eventually give you an even-toned face. 

Helps With Collagen Production - As you get older, your skin starts to sag on your face, this is because the collagen levels are starting to drop and your skin is losing its elasticity. Vitamin C helps to restore collagen back into your skin.

Fights The Signs Of Ageing - As you start to get older, you start to get fine lines and wrinkles on your face. So Vitamin C helps to smooth your fine lines and wrinkles.

Reduces The Appearance Of Under Eye Shadows And Puffiness - We all suffer from under eye dark circles and it is worse when you are up late studying for exams or up all night with the baby! Because of the brightening purposes of Vitamin C, it will help to brighten under the eyes and also reduce some of the puffiness. 

Fights Against The Damage Of Free Radicals - When we go outside the house, we have to live with free radicals. car exhausts, sunshine, people smoking and general smog from cities. You need to use something to help balance your skin out and Vitamin C will help to fight against the free radicals. 

Vitamin C Products to try are Superdrug Vitamin C Eye Cream, a great affordable price of £4.99. Vitamin C Glow Boosting Moisturiser from Body Shop is slightly more expensive at £16, but it is a face moisturiser for dull, tired and grumpy skin. Vichy is now available in Superdrug and they sell a 
Liftactiv Vitamin C Brightening Skin Corrector for £27.99. 

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