April 4th is national Vitamin C day: here’s 4 reasons you need a Vitamin C Serum right now
Vitamin C skincare can seem like quite the investment, but the proven benefits are very powerful, well-studied and well-worth it! Everyone should be using Vitamin C as part of a daily regimen, and when used over time, it can make an astounding, remarkable difference in your skin.
Here are the top reasons you need to be using it right now:
- Protects against sun damage
Vitamin C is not a sunscreen, so you still need your daily SPF, however, it is a natural, potent antioxidant. What does that mean? It means that it neutralizes (oxidizes) free radicals in the skin. Free radicals form from environmental factors such as the sun (UV rays), pollution, cigarette smoke, excess alcohol, etc. and they ultimately damage the cell structure of skin, which leads to those lines and wrinkles we all work tireless to keep away. Using a vitamin C serum under your daily sunscreen is the best double-duty action for shielding your skin from any future damage.
- A powerful wrinkle eraser
The best benefit is its age-fighting ability to smooth, plump and erase wrinkles. Vitamin C stimulates the production of new collagen, which unfortunately slows as we age. Collagen is the most important component of the skin’s connective tissue and responsible for the skin’s elasticity and firmness. By boosting our skin’s ability to produce more collagen with a simple Vitamin C serum, the result is smoother, plumper skin with far less visible wrinkles.
- Lighten dark spots & brighten skin tone
A daily dose of Vitamin C not only has the power to lighten any existing discoloration, but it also prevents future dark spots from forming. We’ll get a little scientific here…Vitamin C stops the tyrosinase enzyme in our skin from producing melanin. Melanin is what gives our skin pigment -ie: why our skin tans from overexposure to sunlight. The result? An even, brighter, more youthful complexion!
- Kick acne and acne scars to the curb
Vitamin C is naturally anti-inflammatory, therefore it is a wonderful option for people suffering from acne, as it will heal the skin faster, reduce redness associated with blemishes and improve the skin’s texture. Plus, the added benefit from above, to lighten and reduce dark spots (acne scars). Tip: if you have acne, exfoliate prior to applying a vitamin C serum, to obtain maximum absorption into the skin.
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