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Vitamin C is popularly known for its benefits to our immune system and overall health. It's hyped as the scents that stimulate your senses and a supplement that wards-off various ailments.
But do you know the benefits it has for your skin?
When included in your daily routine, it’s an antioxidant and treats several skincare problems such as fine lines, dark spots, uneven skin texture and wrinkles leaving you with a youthful, radiant look.
Even though vitamin C is extremely effective, you can only see results when you use it correctly.
The body doesn't produce Vitamin C; you can only get it through your diet or supplements. Fruits such as citrus are famously rich in Vitamin C. However, the skin will reap its most benefit when applied topically versus when ingested through your diet or supplements.
When ingested, there is no guarantee it's delivered straight to the skin in optimum concentrations. Using topical products such as moisturisers, serums and oils that contain Vitamin C is a guaranteed way it will benefit the skin.
Here are some reasons why you should include Vitamin C in your skincare routine;
Being an antioxidant, Vitamin C is used to fight off harmful free radicals. Most of which are formed when the body comes into contact with ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Basically, free radicals are unpaired electrons which are chemically uneven that tries to find other electrons to assist them in becoming stable. Lack of antioxidants such as Vitamin C in the body leaves you with no ability to fight them off naturally. Vitamin C gives the free radicals an electron that neutralises them and renders them harmless. It also helps to heal any damage caused by free radicals such as slowing down any signs of ageing.
Vitamin C is praised for its astounding brightening properties. Melanin is the brown pigment that produces our skin colour. It is produced by cells called melanocytes. This process is facilitated by an enzyme called Tyrosinase.
Skin brightening is generally induced by 3 mechanisms: inhibition of tyrosinase activity, suppression of tyrosinase formation, and reduction of melanin formation all of which can be achieved through the use of skin care actives ingredients. Vitamin C brightens the skin through inhibiting tyrosinase activity. Lactic Acid is an example of tyrosinase suppressor and Licorice Root Extract reduces the melanin formation.
In addition, Vitamin C exfoliates the skin making the darker layer and dead skin cells to disappear forever and the lighter one to surface.
Vit-C Advanced Nightly Repair Nectar contains stable vitamin C in high levels that stimulates evenly toned, noticeably brighter and radiant skin whilst still delivering lasting anti-ageing benefits. It reduces discolouration and prevents its recurrence.
Vitamin C regulates collagen production. Collagen is a major component of our skin as it strengthens the skin by supporting epidermis. It helps to fight wrinkles and ageing by increasing skin firmness and elasticity. It restores the skin's natural barrier functions resulting in increased moisture retention and softer skin texture. To prevent premature ageing include Daily Vitamin-C Brightening Serum in your daily skincare routine. To get optimum results, apply it to your skin after cleansing and toning both in the morning and evening. Take a small amount of the product, massage it onto the face, and neck until fully absorbed. This serum contains a group of clinically proven bio-active compounds along with Vitamin C. It helps to reduce hyperpigmentation to promote an evenly-toned, radiant and healthy complexion. High levels of Vitamin C in the serum is designed to penetrate into deeper layers while strengthening collagen and elastin for a luminous complexion.
Vitamin C reduces the damage induced by exposure to the ultraviolet light. Vitamin C is not categorised as a sunscreen because it does not absorb light in the spectrum of UVA or UVB. However, it’s antioxidant properties assist in reducing the damage caused by free radicals. The body can't produce or store more collagen when there are inadequate levels of vitamin C.
Health benefits of Vitamin C to the skin are primarily attributed to the value it adds in supporting healthy collagen. Vitamin C boosts collagen synthesis leading to a firmer and evenly toned complexion with fewer wrinkles hence an overall more youthful appearance.