The Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is one of the most important products for the skin. Common complexion concerns like uneven skin tone, rough texture, fine lines, acne scars, general dullness and pigmentation can all be improved with a healthy dose of vitamin C.
Vitamin C and collagen work together!
Vitamin C is a co-factor in the production of collagen, without good levels of vitamin C you can’t synthesise or store collagen. Collagen occurs naturally in the skin, and over time the body naturally slows down collagen production, and your collagen will start breaking down at a faster rate.
After the age of 50 and after menopause we are not manufacturing as much collagen. This depletion of collagen will make the skin thinner, leading to fine lines and wrinkles.
It inhibits your skin’s melanin production
Melanin causes skin discoloration like dark spots and hyperpigmentation. Vitamin C acts as a lightener and brightener, and helps to fade dark spots, pigmentation and photo damage, really improving the surface texture to improve the quality of the skin, and provide a great glow.
Improvement of under eye circles, helps the delicate tissue under the eyelids, plumping and hydrating. Helps to reduce the under eye pigmentation when it comes from Melanin, and it also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
It is a great antioxidant
We are exposed to high levels of oxidative damage to the skin on a daily basis. Sunlight and environmental pollution will cause free radicals which react with cells by stealing their electrons through a process called oxidation. This will increase the visible signs of ageing and will also increase the risk of cancer.
Also we get damage from infrared light and blue light of computer screens or mobile phone screens which will all contribute to accelerating skin ageing and skin damage.
By applying a mosituriser containing antioxidants like Vitamin C, this will help to counteract the damaging effects of these free radicals. Some of the free radicals which can cause DNA damage can actually be mopped up and neutralised by antioxidants rendering these free radicals harmless.
When to apply your Vitamin C
To receive the best outcome from your Vitamin C moisturiser, introduce it to your daily skin care routine as soon as visible signs of sun damage, dark patches and uneven skin tone become visible. Apply twice a day, once in the morning and once in the evening for optimum results.
Choose a formula that offers long-lasting activity in the skin with maximum stability. A product that relies exclusively on ascorbic acid or l-ascorbic acid will not deliver the full benefits if the formula can’t hold up. If you need help deciding on the best Vitamin C formula, speak with your facial aesthetics practitioner and they will be able to direct you to the best formula for your skin.