We all know that Vitamin C is basically used to boost your immune system. So, whenever we feel the sniffles coming along, popping a pill or getting a good dose of freshly squeezed OJ or lemonade is common cold fighting protocol. Of course, being healthy does reflect on your beauty, but did you know that applying vitamin C directly on your skin can do some pretty amazing things too?
That’s right. Studies have actually shown that when it comes to skin care, applying Vitamin C topically, like in a face serum, can be up to a whopping 20 times more effective than if you were to take an ascorbic acid pill orally.
Anyway, you’re probably wondering just what those “pretty amazing things” mentioned earlier are. Well, read on to find out. Here are the benefits of using a Vitamin C face serum.
Vitamin C for Collagen
Aside from giving your immune system a big boost, one of the most important roles Vitamin C plays is in the production of collagen. You see, the older you get, the lower your collagen levels are- and this reflects on your skin, on your face. Collagen is basically what keeps your skin soft, supple, and wrinkle free. It gives your skin the elasticity to snap back instead of sag down. So, a vitamin C face serum would help promote collagen production, which means that it would combat wrinkles and sag.
As A Super Antioxidant
A vitamin C face serum is also a super strong antioxidant, and if you have been following us here at Be Youthful, you should know by now that ANTIOXIDANTS= ANTI AGING, especially when it comes to protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun. You see, antioxidants fight off free radicals that come from those nasty UV rays, toxins, a bad diet, and a couple of other damaging environmental factors like cigarette smoke of pollution.
If not taken care of, those free radicals can lead to sun spots, wrinkles, and an uneven skin tone too. But it’s not only your beauty that takes a hit. Serious cases may lead to a compromised immune system and if it’s really bad, even cancer. Antioxidants neutralize free radicals and prevent all that bad stuff from happening.
But do know that sunscreen is not be replaced by a vitamin C face serum. You should still slather on that good stuff everyday.
To Enhance Effects Of Other Procedures
Aside from just doing your skin good on it’s own, a vitamin C face serum can also enhance the effects of other cosmetic procedures too when applied afterwards, kind of like a skin care maintenance of sorts. It is actually really good to use after you have a chemical peel or microdermabrasion.
To recap, let’s list down the benefits that you can get from using vitamin C face serum.
- Produces collagen
- Smoothens skin
- Fights off wrinkles
- Prevents sag
- Sun protection
- Reduces/removes age spots
- Evens out skin tone
- Boosts benefits of skin peels and microdermabrasion
- Reduces inflammation
- Speeds up the healing of wounds
- Thickens the dermis