What Is Vitamin C & What can it do for our skin?

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1. What is Vitamin C

As far as your skin is concerned, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals, Because of its antioxidant properties, vitamin C aids in your skin’s natural regeneration process, which helps your body repair damaged skin cells. Vitamin C helps the skin by offsetting the daily aggressors like UV damage and exposure to air pollution. This free-radical fighting power isn’t just important for helping to keep signs of premature aging at bay, it may also help protect skin from precancerous changes caused by UV exposure.

2. What it can do for our skin

anti aging

Vitamin C has a lot of skin-healing properties. For one, because it’s highly acidic, when vitamin C is used topically the skin is triggered to heal itself by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin. Remember: Collagen and elastin are both naturally occurring protein fibers that help keep skin plump and firm. So, in helping to promote collagen production, topical vitamin C can help prevent premature aging of the skin.

evening out skin tone

With continued topical use, vitamin C can help prevent dark spots from forming in the first place. This is because It contains a property that inhibits your skin’s melanin production, which is what causes skin discoloration like dark spots and hyperpigmentation. It’s a superior brightening agent that works to fade brown spots without altering normal skin pigmentation

4. How do I use products containing them? 

I think it is best is to start from the lowest concentration and work your way upwards. It’s important to take your time to help your skin adjust because it can sting and make your skin irritated. You can also do the opposite an purchasing one with a high percentage (around 20%) and combine a small amount to your moisturizer before applying to your skin. This lowers the chances of inflammation or irritation on the skin, and it is also cost efficient so that you will only need to buy one product instead of many products with differing percentages. 

3. why some people should avoid Vitamin C

Since Vitamin C can be very unstable and potent, it can be quite irritating to some people, especially if you have sensitive skin. Luckily, there are many products formulated using Vitamin C derivatives. They can provide similar effects as Vitamin C but since they are stable they are less irritating to the skin. You can also start with a lower concentration or try testing it on a small area first to make sure that you don’t get an allergic reaction.

4. Here are some of my favorite Vitamin C products

Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C Serum

This serum has a stabilized form of vitamin C witch makes it last very long. This is a very gentle vitamin c serum. The consistency of this oil is very lightweight and sinks into the skin easily. This oil did not cause any clogs or congestion and didn’t disrupt my hydrating products.

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Timeless Skin Vitamin C + E & Ferulic Acid Serum

Give your skin a mega dose of Vitamin C. Our 20% Vitamin C + E + Ferulic Acid serum brightens skin, builds collagen and evens out tone. Enhanced with Vitamin E & Ferulic Acid, this serum is a great pick me up for dull, discoloured and stressed skin, while providing 24/7 protection against environmental pollutants.

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The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 23% & HA Spheres

This is a very affordable product but that does not make it work any less amazing. If this is to strong for you then you should definitely dilute it with your moisturizer.

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And some Vitamin C Derivatives

Biossance Squalane & Vitamin C Rose Oil 

The Vitamin C Derivative it contains is able to penetrate deep in to the skin and one’s its in there it converts to the most potent form of vitamin c (l ascorbic acid). This makes it a good morning and night serum. It also has a lot of skin firming ingredients and it is really good at making your skin brighter.

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