Ah Vitamin C...🍊 we all know it is good for us, but do we all know why? We have got you covered with your next lesson on this Skincare Hero, that you will be happy to cherish after reading this! We can't mention favourites in skincare here, but Vitamin C has to be up there...
What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C, also known as absorbic acid, can be described by experts as one of the most effective and safest nutrients for your body. Vitamin C is an incredible antioxidant needed for growth and repair of tissues in your body and skin. It has an important function in forming proteins in the body, used to make skin, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. For your skin, topical Vitamin C is the ultimate dermatologist favourite😉- this can really help with dark spots, acne, improve the appearance of wrinkles, and prevent sun damage and signs of aging.
Where do I get Vitamin C from?
Eating fruit and vegetables can quickly give you a burst of Vitamin C in your body, but it is important to apply Vitamin C directly onto your skin with a conscious skincare routine to multiply on your intake of the nutrient, and revolutionise with your results, getting smooth, even and glowy skin. Take it all in!
What are the main benefits of Vitamin C for the skin?
Vitamin C serums and lotions have plenty of benefits, you might just have to get straight to shoppin'🛍️I promise you, it will deserve the permanent spot in your skincare routine from these benefits:
-reduces fine lines and wrinkles
-boosts sun protection
What is the importance of Vitamin C in my everyday skincare routine?
Using Vitamin C in your everyday skincare routine, can not only illuminate your complexion making you look bright and healthy, but will also protect your skin's barrier against skin damage caused by sun exposure and harmful free radicals within your body. Trigger your skin to regenerate itself with this skin-gredient that speeds up collagen production for improvement on elasticity and firmness. What we love is that it can be used in the AM or PM, and moisturiser can be applied over the Vitamin C to form a protective seal. Remember also, to always use SPF with your Vitamin C products, or anytime really! You just can't get enough of it. SPF everyday, always, that's our top trick.
How do I introduce Vitamin C to my skin?
Choosing your serum or lotion with the concentration of Vitamin C that is right for you is crucial. The term to look for is absorbic acid (L-absorbic acid), which is the most stable and effective form of vitamin C in skin care. We recommend introducing a lower percentage concentration to begin with, and advancing onto higher percentages. These suitable ones usually range from 10%-20%, but lower percentage formulas may have other ingredients that can be beneficial too, so always read the product description before you buy!🧡
What Vitamin should I use for glowing skin?
This is a question we get asked a lot! And of course, we would have to answer with Vitamin C, as it makes it healthy, youthful and brightened.
How do i keep Vitamin C stored?
Vitamin C is very particular about how it wants to be stored...keeping it away from light and air will improve it's shelf life, and won't hurt the ingredients! You will often find Vitamin C products in dark coloured or covered packaging to protect it. Seal the lid tightly and stash it somewhere cool, dark and dry. If the product changes colour or oxidises, it may loose it's benefits. We wanna make the most out of this bottle of our skin fave, don't we?😊
Is Vitamin C good for dark spots?
Vitamin C is incredible for pigmentation and for reducing dark spots, and it can heal and repair your skin while protecting it from any further damage. Once you add vitamin C to your skincare regimen, you may start seeing noticeable improvements in three weeks. It can help significantly fade hyperpigmentation in about two months.
Can I use Vitamin C with any skincare products?
Watch out! We don't want angry skin up in here. Be careful when mixing skincare. Don't use Retinoids or Hydroxy acids alongside Vitamin C. Remember to use vitamin C before your other daily products. For best results, follow up the Vitamin C with other products that contain vitamin C in the ingredients, like a moisturizer, eye cream, or sunscreen.
So what do we think of this HERO skincare ingredient? Have you added it to your skincare routine yet? ✨