A Short Guide to Vitamin C and Beauty

Posted on October 4th, 2021 by Skin Care Fairfield

Vitamin C

There are so many skincare ingredients out there, but Vitamin C might be one of the most effective! It addresses a whole host of problems, including uneven skin tone and acne scars! If you’ve been struggling with your complexion, Vitamin C should make an appearance in your beauty routine. It’s about as close to a miracle ingredient we get!

All About Vitamin C

Vitamin C is an antioxidant. That means it battles sources of oxidative stress called free radicals that contribute to aging. It does this by propping up your body’s natural regeneration processes, repairing damage from sun damage, pollution, aging, and much more!

Aside from its antioxidant properties, Vitamin C’s acidity promotes collagen growth, and it has also been known to inhibit the production of melanin, so it makes a fantastic treatment for age-related dark spots. All these benefits work in concert to make Vitamin C a titan of anti-aging skincare.

What product works the best?

You might be using Vitamin C already, and you don’t even know it! Check your labels for an ingredient called ascorbic acid. Because of all of the benefits it provides, it is an extremely common ingredient in many different skincare products.

Although Vitamin C is in a variety of products, to see the most direct effect from it, choose a serum. You’ll be able to see a quicker, more pronounced result.

How to use Vitamin C Serum

The key to using serum effectively is starting slow. You’ll want both a lower concentration of Vitamin C (around 5%) and a small amount of the actual product. Give your skin time to get used to it, and then after a while, you can increase the concentration and the amount you use. This will ensure you don’t end up irritating your skin, since Vitamin C is highly acidic.

Who Vitamin C Is For

If you want to get rid of dark spots, acne scars, and wrinkles like a pro then Vitamin C is worth a try, but some people should steer clear. Those with sensitive skin or conditions such as eczema should use this product with caution, and use a low concentration if they do. 5% should be fine for sensitive skin, but you should always be on the lookout for burning, redness, and allergic reactions.

Overwhelmed by the sheer number of products, and want some advice from an experienced professional? Get in contact with us today! A dermatologist’s opinion can give you valuable insight into your skin’s individual needs, and help you create an individualized skincare plan that uses Vitamin C to the best of your needs.

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