The Vitamin-C serum is on everybody’s lips as it is a great way to achieve brighter skin, helping heal sun damage and fights fine lines and wrinkles. But what exactly is a Vitamin-C serum and how does it give it’s great results? That is what we are going to dive into right now!
When most people think about anti-aging products, our minds go to collagen. And what most people don’t know is that Vitamin-C will stimulate the level of collagen, which is what binds cells together, giving you that youthful firm look and feel! Vitamin-C is known to help the skin produce collagen in a natural way as the serum has a highly concentrated L-ascorbic acid. Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you can pick a serum that has a lower concentration of L-ascorbic acid (10%) and as you test it on your skin and your skin gets used to it, you can move on to a higher concentration (15-20%). We prefer to let the serum properly absorb into your skin before adding a moisturizer and a sunscreen, however if you have sensitive skin you can also mix it in with your daily moisturizer for a milder touch.
Vitamin-C is also a very powerful anti-oxidant. The process of oxidation on your skin will damage your skin cells, which can lead to an early aging process. As the Vitamin-C serum is packed with anti-oxidants, it will help repair the damaged skin by accelerating the process of skin-cell renewal, also acting as a chemical form of exfoliation. A perfect way to achieve a healthier glow! This also means that if you have acne scarring, the Vitamin-C serum will help fade those scars, as it is a powerful free-radical fighter.
As the Vitamin-C serum has some serious brightening power, helping eliminating and avoiding pigmentation spots from the sun, it is still so important to use additional sun protection. The Vitamin-C serum will help protect your skin from sun damage from within, however your skin will still need protection for the outer layers as well. So a high SPF in combination with a vitamin-C serum is going to make your skin so happy are ready for sunnier and brighter times!