Anyone who knows me well knows how much I go on about the importance of using a vitamin C serum on your skin. We already know that vitamin C is great for fending off colds and flu as well as decreasing stress levels, but if you didn’t know already it also works wonders on your skin.
1. It Fades and Prevents Spots
Vitamin C blocks the effects of tyrosinase (an enzyme responsible for pigment production in skin cells) while simultaneously reducing oxidation of already present pigment, preventing it from getting darker.
2. It Smooth’s Lines
Vitamin C can stimulate collagen production to reduce wrinkles and increase skin’s firmness.
3. Improves Skin Texture
Vitamin C increases the formation of elastin, which thickens, protects, and heals the skin cells. The thickening effect helps retain moisture, increases skin circulation, and plumps up the skin surface. Moreover, it repairs tired or lackluster complexions.
4. It Boosts Sunscreen
SPF is critical for protecting skin — but it’s not perfect. That’s where vitamin C comes in. Layered under your sunscreen (or as a part of the formula), it helps neutralise free-radical damage from UV exposure.
5. All Ages Should Use It
The best thing about it is that it can be incorporated into your skincare routine at any age, in fact, the earlier the better. As well as being an anti-ageing skincare ingredient which generally helps to gently brighten and smooth your skin, it’s one of the most powerful antioxidants out there.
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