You would probably know about Vitamin C if you are interested in skincare. Vitamin C is a good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient that contains in many skincare products.
But if you are new to skincare and hoping to buy a vitamin C product for your skin without knowing its benefits, this guide will be helpful to you.
In today’s post, I’m going to discuss the benefits of Vitamin C for face and skin care. So let’s begin.
What Is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is actually a nutrient. You can get Vitamin C from various vegetables and fruits like Cauliflower, Broccoli, Tomato, Guava, Pineapple, lemon, and many more.
But in the cosmetic industry, Vitamin C is a widely used ingredient legend for cosmetic items due to its wide range of benefits. There are many Vitamin C serums, soothing gels, toners, sun protection, and many others in drug stores and cosmetics shops.
So, what are the benefits of using Vitamin C for face care?
Vitamin C Reduces Undereye Circles.
Including me, there are many people who have undereye circles and darkness. If you haven’t proper sleep, using screens usually, for genetic reasons, and even for stress, you may have undereye darkness.
Personally, I have undereye circles for genetic reasons, because my mother has undereye circles, and me too.
Vitamin C can plump your undereye skin and hydrate it. You can add Vitamin C cosmetics products to your daily skincare routine or add vitamin C-enriched vegetables and fruits to your meal if you are working to reduce undereye circles.
Promotes Collagen Production
Collagen is very important to hold your body, which means tight your skin. In simple forms, collagen makes your skin more youthful without sagging. Usually, collagen is produced throughout the body and especially in the skin, bones, and connective tissues.
The collagen production in your body can be reduced with age. When you are getting older and older, your collagen production is reduced and your skin is getting wrinkles and fine lines and begin to sag.
In order to boost collagen production, Vitamin C is very important. Through the process of collagen synthesis, Vitamin C can increase collagen production in your body.
If you are fighting fine lines and wrinkles, you can use a vitamin c product. It can boost your collagen production and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Then the elasticity of your skin improves and you can get young skin.
That’s how vitamin C act as an anti-aging ingredient. If you hope to buy an anti-aging product for your skin, it’s better if it contains Vitamin C.
Prevent From Sun Damages
If you are exposed to the sun more and more your skin tone can be dark due to the UVA and UVB rays.
But if you know that Vitamin C can prevent your skin from sun damage? Yes, it is. You can make Vitamin C your summertime partner. Here is how.
We all know that Vitamin C is a good antioxidant. Vitamin C can boost your antioxidant properties to fight against the damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. This will help to fade the signs of sun damage.
A study shows that 10% of topical vitamin C applications can reduce sunburns from 40%-60%.
Also, another research has shown that topical Vitamin C can reduce UVB sunburns and a combination of Vitamin C with Vitamin E can act as a more effective UVA sunscreen.
So, make sure to buy sunscreen or sunblock that contains vitamin C.
Brighten Your Skin
Usually, all we want is to brighten our skin. That’s why we spend so much money on skincare products. But did you know that Vitamin c can brighten your skin?
Vitamin C is not just only an ingredient. It’s a benefits package. Due to the following top 3 benefits, Vitamin C can brighten your skin and gives you a shiny look as well.
- It hydrates your skin
- Repair damaged skin
- Tones the skin
If your skin does not have sufficient moisture, your skin may look dull and dry. Your skin may have itchy and peeling also.
Vitamin C can hydrate your skin by giving natural moisture to your skin. Also, Vitamin C can retain the water by giving a plumpy look and radiant to your skin.
Also, vitamin C can repair your damaged skin such as sunburns and reduces the scars on your face. Vitamin C can also fade hyperpigmentation such as age spots and sunspots.
Also if you have a wound or surgical scars on your face, vitamin C can heal your wound by assisting the production of collagen.
Vitamin C contains a property that can help to inhibit the melanin production of the skin. Using vitamin C can prevent your skin from discoloration by reducing scars, and hydrating your skin while toning up skin.
Isn’t Vitamin C a beneficial package that hydrates your skin, repairing your damaged skin while reducing discoloration, at the same time? One ingredient and pack of benefits.
How to use Vitamin C?
You have 3 ways to add Vitamin C to your body.
- You can eat natural fruits and vegetables that riched in Vitamin C such as pineapple, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.
- Secondly, you can use any cosmetic product that contains Vitamin C. (don’t forget to match it with your skin type.)
- You can use Vitamin C as a tablet (under the guidance of your physician)
But I personally recommend following the first method. The result may be late/ but 100% natural and long-lasting.
You can add a cup of lemon juice or pineapple juice to your meal. Also, you can add one vegetable to your meals that contain Vitamin C.
You can see the results within 2-3 months if you practice this daily.
Keep In Mind
Those who have sensitive skin can occur allergies when using Vitamin C.
Also, it’s better if you can use Vitamin C products after your 30s. That is the right age that you should use Vitamin C because after the 30s you may experience your skin dulling, start drying, and aging signs on your skin.
1. Can I use Vitamin C every day?
Yes, you can. You can use Vitamin c cosmetic items twice a day. Applying Vitamin c twice a day will help you to protect your skin from damage while repairing it. You can apply it to your cleansed face and then apply your moisturizer and sunscreen.
Also, if you are using Vitamin C tablets, you can use them according to the guidance of your Doctor.
2. What happens if you use Vitamin C without sunscreen?
Basically, If you use a Vitamin C product like serums or creams, they can not provide the ultimate protection alone for your skin from the sun. You can apply sunscreen at least has SPF of 30, after applying your Vitamin C product.
Plus, make sure to have a good understanding of using different types of products at once on your skin.