- A well-balanced diet is crucial to maintaining a healthy and glowing complexion! However, the body delivers only a certain percentage of vitamins to your skin, regardless how much you ingest. Moreover, there is no technical way to send the vitamins in fruits and veggies to your brown spots. Hence, the solution is clear: Applying vitamins topically delivers maximum benefits, and in this short article, we explore how Vitamin C particularly and positively impacts your skin.
- When there is a significant lack of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), both intrinsic and extrinsic, the skin will falter – and if there is too much excess blood sugar in your system, you’ll have sagging swags of tissue in addition to deep, cross-linked wrinkles. Here, Vitamin C is necessary to promote the production of collagen, keeping skin firmer, brighter, and healthier looking. It is also packed with antioxidants, known to help fight against cancer, boost the immune system, and prevent signs of aging by protecting the cells from free radicals.
- It is highly recommended that you use serums formulated with Vitamin C to mop up the free radicals that trigger wrinkling, sagging, and brown spots. In only few weeks, Vitamin C is able to diminish wrinkles while fighting against cells’ inflammation through boost of collagen and augmentation of the density of our dermal papillae.
To make the right choice, it is tremendously important to understand the formulation!!
Vitamin C is very unstable! It can’t stand water, UV, or heat. However, some brands have managed to stabilize it in their formulas thanks to a PH acid (generally PH 3 whereas our skin’s PH is approximately 4.7). DISADVANTAGE: With a PH 3, Vitamin C becomes an AHA (or fruit acid) that can be very irritating. How would you know? Simply ask your skin therapist for guidance as some of you may need to use it daily and others only once or twice a week! In either case, if you’re using a Vitamin C serum that gives you a sensation of tingling and discomfort, then it is better to discontinue using it.
VITAMIN C: Unravel the true from the fake.
- No, the high concentration of Vitamin C in a product is not synonymous with aggressiveness. It all depends on the other key active ingredients that are with it.
- Yes, you can absolutely use your Vitamin C serum before heading out to the sun since it will protect your cells from oxidation caused by UV. However, NEVER forget to apply your sun protection on top!
- Yes, Vitamin C goes well with most of the ingredients contained in your usual beauty and skin care. Only precautions: No glycol acid, salicylic creams if your Vitamin C product has an acid PH.