We’ve all had our skincare struggles. In your pursuit of products that evoke that “aha!” feeling after use, you’ve probably noticed that many contain vitamin C.
It’s an ingredient that cosmetic product manufacturers often advertise on bottles to get you to buy on impulse.
So, you may instinctively know it’s good for you. And it is! But what, exactly, are the benefits of applying this vitamin to your skin?
Well, applying skincare products that are rich in vitamin C helps improve your skin in a variety of ways. For example, it has numerous properties that help in the detoxification process.
Some of the top properties that make vitamin C good for your skin include:
Okay, let’s dig deeper and examine the above benefits in more detail. As mentioned, one benefit of vitamin C is that it helps 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:
That’s a lot of amazing benefits, right? So, how should you use this wonder vitamin? That’s what we’ll look at next.
Vitamin C is a topical skin treatment (although you can also eat foods that contain it, like oranges and lemons). So, it’s non-invasive and has minimal side effects (if any). If you’ve never used it before on your skin, though, it’s always a good idea to do a patch test first.
Generally, you can apply it about once a day. For best results, you should follow this procedure at night:
Because it’s such a popular and effective ingredient, there are many vitamin C serums on the market today.
Unfortunately, not all of them will work for your skin. So, here are some practical tricks for finding the best products to integrate this vitamin into your skincare routine.
Remember: You can safely use vitamin C with other clean beauty products to get healthier skin.
Pro tip: As mentioned above, it’s best to use it at night and apply sunscreen in the morning; that’s because this vitamin can make your skin more sensitive to the sun.