The Importance of Vitamin C
If you’re looking for products that will help to brighten your skin and address the signs of aging, look no further than Vitamin C!
Also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is not naturally produced by your body, but instead comes from various sources such as supplements or additions to your diet. The most well-known source of Vitamin C is citrus fruits, primarily oranges and grapefruits.
We know that consuming Vitamin C stimulates your immune system and is essential in tissue repair, but what exactly does it do for your skin? And how can we utilize Vitamin C in ways other than consumption? Let’s take a look!
The best way to get enough Vitamin C for internal use is consumption – no surprise there! But for your skin, there’s no competition for topical use, which is approximately twenty times more potent than ingestion.
And what does it do? The short answer? Everything.
Vitamin C is crucial in collagen production, which will reduce fine lines and wrinkles and promote youthful, firm skin. Functioning as an antioxidant, Vitamin C protects your skin cells from damage caused by UVA and UVB rays, and inhibits melanin production, which will reduce and lighten hyperpigmentation, even skin tone, and enhance brightness. One of Vitamin C’s most important functions is encouraging cell turnover and regeneration, which results in increased brightness and evenness of skin tone.
The most effective Vitamin C products are typically serums, which are more effective when it comes to penetrating your skin than creams or toners. Coupling Vitamin C with other antioxidants can maximize the benefits of both, particularly when used with Vitamin E and ferulic acid. The combination of products have been known to noticeably reduce the signs of aging as well as increase brightness. Vitamin B and hyaluronic acid also make good partners for Vitamin C, but it is suggested to avoid mixing it with retinols or niacinamides, as their pH levels are often incompatible. This can be mitigated by waiting thirty minutes to an hour between product applications.
At Skincare & Moore, we offer a variety of services, including facials, that incorporate Vitamin C, with the ultimate goal of brightening your skin and evening the tone. If you’re interested in exploring treatment and production options, be sure to reach out and let us help to pair you with the most effective options!