Vitamin C is one powerful little beauty booster. Supporting our immune system, aiding in iron absorption, and repairing tissues, are just a few honorable mentions on its impressive resume! Not only does it help our nails stay manicure ready and our hair radiant, but it also boasts exciting results in the war of anti-aging. This queen of antioxidants helps rejuvenate aged and damaged skin with production and maintenance of collagen.
As we age, our levels of this necessary antioxidant declines, leaving us less defensive in our ability to fight off the environmental pollutants and UV radiation. As a result, our skin’s natural ability to produce and maintain collagen is hindered.
Benefits of a Topical Application
Although Vitamin C supplements are good for your health, they don’t do much for your skin: a topical form is much more effective. Applied directly to the skin, this antioxidant positively impacts the production of collagen and brightens the skin and pigmentation.
And as if that wasn’t enough, we know the importance of sun protection, it can boost the effectiveness of your sunscreen too! Positive Health Wellness shares ” UV rays are extremely harmful, and you want to give your body as much protection as possible. Vitamin C is worth applying with or before the application of your sunscreen. It will boost the effectiveness and help it get into the lower layers of your skin. Your cells will be protected from future damage. The vitamin C is a good layer of protection against the UV rays.”
But remember, you can’t always judge a formula by its label. So if you are looking to add Vitamin C to your regimen, keep the following things in mind:
- Vitamin C is an ideal addition to moisturizers and serums. However, if you have to choose just one then go for the serum. A good serum has deeper penetration that a moisturizer, therefore, providing maximum results.
- Check your label for an active Vitamin C ingredient like L-Ascorbic Acid or Vitamin C Esters.
- Look for your product to be packaged in an airless opaque container. Light is an active ingredient’s worst enemy.
Disclaimer: The material on this blog is for informational purposes only. This is general information and is not a substitute for your own doctor’s or esthetician’s care or advice.