We all know how important and essential vitamin C is when it comes to boosting our immune systems, and most of us probably take vitamin C supplements every day – or do our best to consume as many vitamin C-rich foods as we can, such as citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, and the like. But vitamin C, while popular for boosting the immune system of the body, is fast becoming popular for the skin as well. There are now plenty of vitamin C and other vitamin combination serums available, and these serums loaded with vitamin C have indeed become the best way for your skin to get the nourishment and care it needs. So what else should you know about why vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants for your skin? Here are the real benefits of vitamin C on skincare.
- It’s safe and effective for most types of skin
Vitamin C is excellent in terms of its safety profile, and most of us can make use of vitamin C topically for a long period of time and not experience any adverse effects. One other great aspect about vitamin C is that you can safely use it along with other active ingredients for skincare, such as alpha-hydroxy acids, SPF, and retinol. In fact, vitamin C, when combined with other vitamins such as vitamin E and compounds such as ferulic acid (in products like SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic) can be even more powerful and effective.
- It can hydrate your skin
Another excellent benefit brought by vitamin C is that it can greatly hydrate your skin. One of the major derivatives of vitamin C, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, has been shown to hydrate the skin, and it also reduces the loss of transepidermal water, which allows your skin to retain moisture more readily and easily.
- It can brighten your skin
Vitamin C is known for its benefits for skin brightening as well. It can help decrease pigmentation and make it fade, and it is also known for smoothing the surface of the skin so as to decrease dullness. With this, your skin can have a natural, youthful, and beautiful glow.
- It can help even out the skin tone and decrease redness
Here’s another benefit brought by vitamin C applied topically: it can help even out the skin tone and decrease redness because vitamin C is naturally anti-inflammatory. When your skin isn’t so red and patchy, your skin tone will even out as well.
- It can help reduce hyperpigmentation
Hyperpigmentation includes conditions such as melasma, sun spots, and age spots. It can occur when your body overproduces melanin, especially in particular areas. It can also occur in areas or places where you had acne in the past. When vitamin C is applied to the skin, it may impede the production of melanin, and it can also help reduce the appearance of dark spots and age spots.
- It can help deal with eye-bags or dark under-eyes
A good vitamin C serum may help you deal with those pesky eye-bags or dark under-eyes since it smoothens lines and hydrates and plumps the area underneath the eyes. Although the vitamin is known for being more effective at tackling redness, it may also help eliminate discolouration, which is often associated with eye-bags and under-eye circles.
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