Vitamin C is one of the beneficial element for our well being but did you know that it is also important for our skin?
Well if this is your first time coming across this type of topic today on the blog I am going to share with you what is Vitamin c, different role of Vitamin C for the skin, where to find it and Why you should use products with vitamin c on your skin.
Make sure you check out my guide for beginners in developing a skin care routine 5-basic-steps-of-skin-care-routine-for-beginners
WHAT IS VITAMIN C?
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient found mainly in fruits and vegetables, it is a water soluble vitamin, one that cannot be stored by the body expect in insignificant amounts.” Source: medicinenet.com
This is the simple definition I found on Google that can help you have an understanding of what vitamin C is.
The most effective and purest form of vitamin C is Ascorbic acid also called L- ascorbic acid, it is the most bioavailable form which means it is readily absorbed by the body through the bloodstream.
WHERE TO FIND VITAMIN C ?
After knowing what vitamin C is we are going to see where you can find vitamin C.
Vitamin C can be taken orally through fruits and vegetables like oranges( orange juices), spinach, paprika, red and green peppers, strawberries, broccoli, potatoes, tomatoes.
You can also apply vitamin c directly on your skin through serum, creams for a topical use, It is better to use serum because serum are more effective than creams and toners which was suggest by the dermatologist Wexler from NY.
THE ROLE OF VITAMIN C
Vitamin C has different benefits for our skin and health in general, in this blog I am going to share with you 5 different roles of vitamin C.
- PROTECT THE SKIN FROM DAMAGING FREE RADICALS
Vitamin C is an antioxidant meaning it protects the skin cells from damaging free radical caused by UV exposures.
Due to its antioxidant properties vitamin C aids in your skin regeneration (repair damaged skin cells) and also help prevent and treat ultraviolet (UV) induced photo damage.
- PREVENT PREMATURE AGING
Vitamin C also help prevent premature aging of the skin by accelerating the production of collagen and elastin.
Vitamin C regulates the synthesis of the structural protein called collagen which help the skin heal itself. Collagen is responsible for firmness and elasticity of the skin, so it ensure the skin remain young, firm and supple.
- MAINTAINING SMOOTH , HYDRATED AND GLOWY COMPLEXION
Vitamin C also help maintain a smooth, even, hydrated and glowy skin complexion due to ascorbyl phosphate one of the main vitamin C derivative used in skin care products which has been shown to have hydrating effect on the skin.
- WORK AS A BRIGHTENING AGENT
Vitamin C can help fade pigmentation and also prevent dark spot from forming which gives the skin a youthful glow.
It also helps fade hyperpigmentation including sun spot, age spot which lead to a more even toned complexion.
PRODUCTS WITH VITAMIN C YOU CAN TRY
Now that we know what is vitamin C and it’s role here is some of the products you can add to your skincare routine for more vitamin C in your life.
i suggest you use PIXI BEAUTY , they have a range of vitamin c products you can try.
Also make sure that in your skin care there is a product with vitamin C by checking the ingredients of the product before you buy it.
Remember if you have sensitive skin to first try the product on a small area to see the reaction, if there is no allergy you can then apply it on the whole area you want.
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