As you know Vitamin C is an organic substance that is found in orange, lemon, and other sour fruits and vegetables. It strengthens our immune system to protect us from environmental stressors. But do you ever think, about what will happen when you apply it to your face? Here we will discuss the benefits of Vitamin C for our skin, so let’s get started.
Is Vitamin C Serum really useful for our skin?
Vitamin C is very crucial for building blocks for collagen production in your skin. Collagen is a structural protein that makes up the skin itself and contributes to its firmness and thickness. With aging, we lose collagen, which contributes to laxity and results in fine wrinkles. Vitamin C encourages the skin to make more collagen.
When you apply Vitamin C serum, it builds collagen by combating the free radical damage that results from everyday exposure to the sun’s UV rays and environmental pollutants by donating to neutralize the free radicals that cause oxidative stress. Also, reduces inflammation and reorganizes the skin structure to look younger, and helps in build-up lost collagen. After using Vitamin C-related serum, you will see the difference when you look in the mirror. Your skin may appear brighter and more even.
How to apply Vitamin C to your skin
If you are following a multi-step skincare routine, experts recommend applying the lightest products first and going to the heaviest. Vitamin C serum comes into the former category, so apply the serum after toning and before moisturizing your face.
When to Use Vitamin C Serums?
The best time to use Vitamin C Serums is in the PM, but it doesn’t mean you can not apply it during the day. At night, our skin is in regenerating mode, it maintains the oxidative stress and free radical damage that takes place during the day.
If you are applying Vitamin C serum to prevent sun damage, we want to tell you that Vitamin C fights against oxidative stress and free radical damage that leads to the breakdown of collagen, but it doesn’t protect your skin from UV rays and further damage. To avoid sun damage, you will have to follow the broad-spectrum sun protection with Vitamin C serum.
Side Effects of Vitamin C
In general, Vitamin C suits all skin types, however, if you notice redness, dryness, or stinging after applying a vitamin C serum, layering on a moisturizer should reduce these side effects.
If you are nervous to apply the serum, start with the lower concentration of Vitamin C. if you have acne-prone skin, you don’t need to worry that Vitamin C serum can worsen the situation. It doesn’t clog skin’s pores while reducing irritation that is caused by acne.
Before start using Vitamin C serum, you can ask your dermatologist for recommendations if you are worried or read product labels thoroughly. If you not, you should include the Vitamin C serum in your daily skincare routine.
Here is the list of some recommended Vitamin C serum:
- Some By Mi Galactomyces Pure Vitamin C Glow Serum – 30ml
- Tiam My Signature Red C Serum – 30ml
- Iunik Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum – 50ml
- Jumiso All Day Vitamin Brightening & Balancing Facial Serum – 30ml
- Goodal Green Tangrine Vita C Dark Spot Serum