What does Vitamin C do for your skin? Get ready to fall in love with this ingredient!
When we say Vitamin C, what comes to your mind? Probably a chilled glass of orange juice or lemon water on a sunny day. We all know that Vitamin C is essential to any immune-boosting diet, but did you know it's also one of the most effective skincare ingredients?
Vitamin C is a dermatologist favourite for its ability to brighten skin, buff away hyperpigmentation, and slow signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. It is also an affordable skincare powerhouse.
However, because Vitamin C is a naturally unstable ingredient, achieving bright, even-toned skin isn't as simple as rubbing an orange on your face. Here's how to incorporate Vitamin C into your skincare routine to achieve supple, glowing skin in weeks.
Let's quickly go through what exactly is Vitamin C
Because of its potent antioxidant and anti-aging properties, Vitamin C, also a natural antioxidant, is often used in skincare. In general, look for the word "L-ascorbic" on the label of any topical skin care product.
But Vitamin C has benefits that go beyond its antioxidant properties. Because Vitamin C is highly acidic, it is effective in skin-healing processes. It works instantly to heal a wound when applied topically by accelerating collagen and elastin production.
Collagen and elastin are protein fibers that promote skin cell regeneration while making your skin firm and tight. Collagen also aids in the prevention of dark pigmentation and the slowing of the aging process of the skin.
How you can incorporate this magic ingredient in your skincare
Numerous options include Vitamin C-containing lotions, moisturisers, serums, and creams. Many dermatologists, however, recommend serum for the best skincare results because it is a lighter formulation than a moisturiser and absorbs quickly into the skin.
Also, remember to apply DeBelle Mineral Sunscreen with Vitamin C before going outside. If this is too much to follow, then you can start small by putting on a Vitamin C infused sheet mask like the DeBelle Bio-Cellulose Sheet Mask in the variant Repair & Nourishing.
Here are some wonders that Vitamin C does for your skin!
1. When the Sun is out, Vitamin C protects throughout
Prolonged sun exposure can have disastrous effects on your skin, such as skin tanning, rough skin, redness, and so on. Vitamin C applied topically acts as an antioxidant to protect your skin from UV rays. Combinations of Vitamin C and E are more effective than alone in protecting the skin from sun damage. Luckily there are some common ingredients found in DeBelle Mineral Sunscreen too!
2. It heals your skin from within
A study found that ascorbic acid found in Vitamin C plays a vital role in all phases of healing, from inflammation to collagen production. It is more effective when applied topically rather than taken orally.
Combining Vitamin C and E with other oral therapies for pressure ulcers and burns aids in the recovery process. So when using Vitamin C skin care products, you're healing your skin from within.
3. Dark spots will be happy spots
Dark pigmentation, also known as hyperpigmentation of the skin, is caused by increased melanin production. Melanin is a pigment that gives your skin colour. Hyperpigmentation is generally not harmful, but topical Vitamin C application can lighten dark patches for cosmetic purposes.
4. Look younger, feel younger
It can be very depressing when your skin shows signs of aging, such as wrinkles. As mentioned previously, by increasing collagen synthesis in your body, Vitamin C prevents and reduces these unwanted signs. Studies found that a higher intake of Vitamin C was associated with better skin appearances, and topical application of Vitamin C for 12 weeks has been shown to reduce wrinkling, smooth the skin, and increase collagen production.
5. Tackle redness with tropical power
Vitamin C is an excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant that aids in the reduction of inflammation-related symptoms such as rash, redness, and irritation. Topical Vitamin C reduces inflammation in various skin conditions, including acne and psoriasis.
Even if you consume a Vitamin C-based diet, there is no guarantee that it will reach your skin. You must apply it religiously to achieve the best skin results. Vitamin C has numerous skincare advantages.
It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the ability to prevent and repair sun damage, improve skin appearance, and increase collagen production.
We hope that you are convinced by now that you can rule the world with the power of this antioxdiant and we'll (Vitamin) C you next time!