Why Vitamin C Is Vital In Your Skin Care Routine
The extreme hot and cold weather temperatures, the UV rays, and the pollution tend to take a toll on your skin, especially your face. Whenever you go for a walk, your face is the most exposed part of your body. Thus it tends to become dull, show signs of pigmentation, and fine lines.
If you want brighter, tighter, and overall better-looking skin, there’s a powerhouse ingredient for that- Vitamin C.
And, if you thought it is just something in your morning orange juice, think again.
The ingredient is a potent antioxidant that helps reduce skin inflammation, irregular pigmentation, and promotes healthy collagen production, explains Dr. Tahsini, from Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance.
Dr. Tahsini, a board-certified Medical Director in Aesthetic Medicine, further explains how this vitamin works and highlights its benefits:
WHAT IS VITAMIN C AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
To understand why vitamin C is an important addition to any skin care routine, you should first understand the role of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules triggered by various environmental factors, including sun exposure, pollution, and smoke. When free radicals are exposed to the skin, they can begin to break down collagen so skin shows more visible signs of aging—wrinkles, fine lines, and skin dryness. To protect your skin and form a barrier against free radicals (the bad guys), you wear broad-spectrum SPF each and every day (right?!). You should also be wearing topical antioxidants to provide an extra line of defense.
You’ve heard of how important antioxidants are for your skin, but do you know what ingredients are considered antioxidants? Hint: Vitamin C is one! Vitamin C is a great antioxidant that can be used in skin care products to help address changes associated with visibly aging skin. That’s where vitamin C comes in.
“Vitamin C is a great antioxidant,” says Dr. Tahsini. “It can safely interact with free radicals and terminate the chain reaction before vital molecules are damaged.” He further shares the benefits of this powerful antioxidant.
It Prevents Signs Of Aging
A 2007 study published in the American Journal of clinical nutrition found that middle-aged women who consumed more
A 2007 study published in the American Journal of clinical nutrition found that middle-aged women who consumed more Vitamin C from food sources appeared to have fewer wrinkles and less skin dryness. As Dr. Tahsini shared Vitamin C is an anti-aging superstar that delays the signs of aging by fighting free radical damage.
It Firms And Tightens Your Skin
Vitamin C is responsible for creating and maintaining collagen—the “glue that holds the body together.” Collagen rejuvenates the skin from the roots and reduces wrinkles and symptoms of aging. Having enough Vitamin C is essential to ensure you’re producing enough collagen for perfectly plump and healthy skin!
Creates Brighter Skin
In addition to improving your skin’s overall complexion, vitamin C can also brighten dull skin. Strong concentrations of this vitamin leave the skin looking and feeling replenished and revitalized, and make your skin look healthier and more vibrant.
Reduces Under-Eye Circles
Vitamin C has also been found to help even out skin tone and reduce the appearance of under-eye circles. This is great for those who are tired of trying to conceal the dark circles under their eyes and want to enjoy a more youthful, bright, and vibrant appearance.
It has also been found that vitamin C, in high enough concentrations, has inflammation-reducing qualities. This is ideal for people who tend to wake up in the morning with unsightly puffiness around the eyes or other areas of the skin/face. A little bit of vitamin C serum can go a long way here.
Improves Skin Hydration
Do you suffer from dry skin? In that case, vitamin C is a must. This is especially true if you have tried using moisturizers in the past, only to find that your skin is still dry and flaky. With topical vitamin C products, you can enjoy the high concentration of vitamins that your body truly needs to improve moisture content and overall hydration.
Protects Skin From Sun Damage
Did you know in addition to its anti-aging benefits, vitamin C is also great for protecting your skin from damage—especially from the sun’s UVA and UVB rays. That’s because vitamin C is an antioxidant, so it naturally helps to strengthen your skin and repel things that could damage it. Of course, Dr. Tahsini warns that topical vitamin C should not be considered an alternative to wearing sunscreen, but when combined with regular sunscreen application, it can really work wonders for your skin.
Speeds Up Healing Of Sunburns
Last but not least, in addition to protecting your skin from sun damage, vitamin C can also be effective in helping to speed up healing of sunburns.
Protects Against Skin Discoloration
Vitamin C is also a key component to many skin brightening regimens, as it interferes with pigment production.
It lightens dark discoloration like skin freckles and age spots and helps you get younger and smoother skin.
HOW TO USE VITAMIN C IN YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE
If you’re looking to add vitamin C into your skin care routine, Dr. Tahsini form Skin Works Medical Spa, Torrance, notes that a serum is the best vehicle in which to do so. “A vitamin C serum will be most effective in delivering to the cellular level,” he says. “Serums have the highest concentration of active ingredients, and they have smaller molecules which allow actives to penetrate further.”
Do you want a brighter, tighter, and overall better-looking skin?
If you want to look like a 20-something well into your 40’s, you should do something more than pray that your youthful good genes kick in. Follow the road many a celebrity like Victoria Secret models Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio have taken, and commit to using anti-aging vitamin C serum.
Skin Works Medical Spa in Torrance, California, provides it’s own anti-aging Vitamin C + Serum treatment that will refresh your complexion and produce rapid results.
This Vitamin C + Serum treatment will help your skin fill in lines and wrinkles, restore your skin vitality and remove dead skin cells resulting in a radiant complexion.
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