3 Reasons to Add Vitamin C to Your Skincare Routine
Happy National Vitamin C Day! We love a good dose of vita-C every day and here’s why!
Vitamin C has been known for its health benefits for as long as we can remember – helping with inflammation, detoxifying, and increasing immunity. However, skincare enthusiasts have been raving over Vitamin C serums day and night and I finally understand why. Here’s three of many reasons you should add a Vitamin C product to your daily routine.
It’s an antioxidant. Vitamin C is an antioxidant protecting our skin of free radical damage caused by our environment and slowing the aging process. It also works as a good defense to protect your skin from harsh sun rays and speeds up the sunburn healing process. Keep in mind, one can’t depend solely on a the vitamin; pair it with a good SPF sunscreen during your skincare regimen for the ultimate protection duo.
It’s beneficial to your skin quality. Acne scars, sun damage, and skin texture are just a couple of problems we deal with in our every day live. Vitamin C works to solve a lot of those issues by softening and plumping skin’s texture and reverse pigmentation.
Pro tip: Use a derma roller with your Vitamin C and other serums allowing them to sink deeper into your skin and in turn are more effective.
It minimizes fine lines and wrinkles. Unfortunately, with age comes unwanted wrinkles and fine lines. Fortunately Vitamin C stimulates collagen production. With concentrated levels of Vitamin C and its anti-flammatory properties, it works to fight aging and keep our skin looking brighter, more even-toned, and youthful. No one ever got mad about supple skin, right?
100% Pure is a vegan and cruelty free cosmetics and skincare line that I swear by. I tried out their stable, potent Vitamin C Serum and over a week noticed some unexpected results within a week. My skin felt firmer and I noticed reduced redness in my cheeks – a pigmentation problem area.
Preferred use: Mornings after toner and before moisturizer.
OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum | $12-130
Fun fact: OLEHENRIKSEN was one of the first brands to use vitamin C in their skincare line. From the packaging to its citrus aroma, the Truth Serum packs a punch leaving you skin feeling hydrated and healthy. A tiny bit goes a long way and absorbs into skin beautifully.
Preferred use: This serum contains aloe and is gel-like, so I prefer to use it during in the evening like a hydrating sleep mask.