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Skin Benefits of Vitamin C & How to Use It

skin benefits of vitamin c

In our pursuit of products that evoke that “Aha!” feeling after use, we’ve noticed many contain Vitamin C. It’s an ingredient that cosmetic product manufacturers often advertise (in bold) on bottles to get you to buy on an impulse. We instinctively know it is good for us, but what are the benefits of Vitamin C for our skin?

Well, applying skincare products rich in Vitamin C works to improve your skin in a variety of ways. It has numerous properties that make it an active cofactor for improved metabolism, particularly the detoxification process. 

Some of the top properties that make Vitamin C good for your skin include:

  • Anti-aging
  • Antiviral
  • Antibacterial
  • Immunity enhancer

What are the Skin Benefits of Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is the ingredient in skincare products that help reduce signs of aging. That’s because it stimulates collagen reproduction, preventing wrinkles and fine lines by thickening the dermis. 

On top of that, it has other benefits:

  • It’s an antioxidant, protecting the skin from the damaging effects of UV rays.
  • Inhibits melanin production in the skin, lightening hyper-pigmented skin for a radiant complexion.
  • Repairs damage caused by sun exposure by encouraging rapid cell regeneration.

How to Use Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a topical skin treatment. It’s non-invasive and has minimal side effects. Still, it would be best to do a patch test to assess any risks for allergic reactions. 

How to do a skin patch test:

  • Choose an easy-to-conceal body part, such as the forearm.
  • Rub a small amount of the skincare product in that area – as you would lotion – and wait for 24 hours.
  • If you experience no side effects, apply it to the face with high adherence to the directions on the product label.

 

Generally, it’s recommended to apply Vitamin C serum once or twice a day. For the best results, you should follow this procedure:

  • Cleanse the skin
  • Use a toner
  • Apply Vitamin C serum
  • Moisturize

How to Pick the Right Vitamin C Product

There’re many Vitamin C serum products in the consumer market today. Unfortunately, not all the available products will work for your skin. Don’t gamble with your facial beauty; here are some practical tricks for finding the best products to integrate Vitamin C into your skincare routine. 

Ensure your Vitamin C serum:

  • Is formulated for all skin types,
  • Meets safety standards,
  • And uses hydrating or moisturizing ingredients.

 

You can also safely use Vitamin C products with other clean beauty products to achieve flawless, radiant skin. Just be sure to include sunscreen in your routine since Vitamin C can make you more prone to burns.

If you’d like to get more helpful advice and guides for creating effective skincare routines, visit our magazine. And don’t forget to add our clean beauty soap to your skincare lineup!

 

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