Vitamin C has become a popular ingredient in skin care. It is mentioned as making the skin look more even and glowy. Here we explain what a vitamin C is, what effects you get and how to use vitamin C in your skin care.
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a water-soluble vitamin that is mainly found in fruits and vegetables. Humans can’t produce vitamin C themselves, they need to add it either through their diet or directly to their skin. In skin care, vitamin C has many good effects on the skin. Vitamin C helps stimulate collagen production which is so important for skin elasticity, suppleness and fullness.
Why you should use vitamin C in your skin care
Do you feel that your skin is dull and gray? Then it is vitamin C you should look for!
In the skin, vitamin C has many good effects. It is used in skin care to even out pigmentation, protect against free radicals, even out skin structure & fine lines. Vitamin C is also the only antioxidant that has been proven to stimulate collagen production, minimize fine lines, scars and wrinkles.
What is important to keep in mind with vitamin C?
Vitamin C actually suits all skin types, but something you can think of if you have not used it before in your skin care, is to gradually introduce the product. Some people may experience a milder irritation at first. Ascorbic acid is a powerful acid that makes the skin sensitive. It is important to be careful with SPF.
Effects of vitamin C in skin care
- - Smoothes out pigmentation & can whiten scars
- - Protects against free radicals
- - Smoothes skin structure & fine lines
- - Gives fantastic glow
- - More even skin tone
Tip! Feel free to combine skin care products that contain vitamin C together with other antioxidants such as vitamin E and vitamin A (Retinol). These strengthen the effect of vitamin C on the skin.