What is a good vitamin C in skin care and what exactly does it do? We get this question regularly in the clinic. Vitamin C is one of the most beloved and popular active ingredients in skin care, alongside Vitamin A, because it offers numerous benefits for our skin. Vitamin C is used for skin rejuvenation, skin improvement and additional skin protection. In this article, read all about the benefits of vitamin C in your skincare! How do you use it and what is best for your skin?
What is vitamin C in skincare?
Vitamin C is one of the most researched ingredients in skincare. This powerful ingredient can help improve skin texture, reduce pigmentation, protect against sun damage and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Vitamin C in skincare improves skin texture & wrinkles
Vitamin C can help improve skin texture and appearance. It is a powerful ingredient that protects the skin from sun damage and stimulates collagen production. Collagen is a protein that is naturally present in the skin and is responsible for skin firmness and elasticity. As we age, collagen production decreases, leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. By stimulating the production of collagen, vitamin C can help firm the skin and improve its texture.
Vitamin C reduces dark spots and discoloration
One of the most notable benefits of vitamin C in skincare is its ability to reduce dark spots and discoloration. Vitamin C inhibits the production of pigment, this is why vitamin C can help skin look more even and radiant.
Vitamin C protects skin from sun damage
Sun damage is one of the main causes of premature skin aging. UV rays can damage the skin by producing “free radicals. These can damage the structure of skin cells and lead to spots, wrinkles and fine lines. Vitamin C in your skin care can help protect the skin from this. Vitamin C can additionally help reduce inflammation, redness and irritation caused by sun exposure.
Did you know that vitamin C as an antioxidant in skincare enhances the effect of your sunscreen? Vitamin C can enhance sunscreen protection by strengthening the skin’s natural defenses against UV rays and reducing the effects of sun damage.
Vitamin C improves skin barrier, hydration and elasticity
The skin barrier is an important part of healthy skin. It protects the skin from external influences, such as pollution and bacteria, and helps to retain moisture, keeping the skin hydrated. Vitamin C can help improve the skin barrier by stimulating the production of necessary natural skin fats, which are an essential component of the skin barrier. As a result, vitamin C in skincare can help improve skin hydration and elasticity.
Vitamin C helps reduce acne
Acne is a common skin problem caused by inflammation and clogged pores. Vitamin C can help reduce acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to protect the skin from external damage.
Which vitamin C in skincare?
Vitamin C can be used in various forms in skin care, including serums and creams. Note that the purest form is called ascorbic acid. It is effective from 5%. It is very important here that vitamin C be in an opaque container, with an airtight container such as a pump. This is because Vitamin C dissipates and oxidizes quickly, which is how you retain its effects. Different percentages of vitamin C and combinations with other ingredients are also possible.
Tip: Make sure your skin barrier is in good condition so you can take full advantage of vitamin C in your skincare routine.
The skin therapist can help you with this and advise what is the best vitamin C in your skincare for you (depending on your skin problem and needs). We at The Laser Clinic have several types of creams and serums with vitamin C. ranging from 7 to as many as 30! From Dermaceutic the C25 Cream and TriVita C30 and from Endocare the C Ferulic serum.
In short, by using vitamin C properly as part of your daily skincare routine, you can get the best results and enjoy healthy, glowing skin for a long time!
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