Effects of vitamin c on your skin

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How vitamin C benefits to skin

Vitamin c also known as ascorbic acid it is a water soluble nutrient that plays an important role in keeping your skin healthy. The antioxidants in vitamin c may help defend against the damage that UV light can cause. But that doesn’t mean you can replace serum or sunscreen. Because vitamin c cannot absorb UVA or UVB rays.  But if UV light does get into your skin, some research suggests that vitamin C can help blunt the harm.

  • Safe for most of skin types
  • Heal wounds
  • Reduce the appearance of dark spots
  • Prevent premature aging
  • Even skin tone
  • Reduce hyper pigmentation
  • Promotes the collagen production
  • Reduce the appearance dark circles
  • Keep skin youthful and plump

How to use vitamin C  for skin care

Whether your skin is dry, oily, or a combination, vitamin C is beneficial for skin health, helping it look and feel healthier and younger longer. There are two ways to use vitamin C for skin care: nutritional intake and applying it topically.

Nutritional intake of vitamin C

Foods rich in vitamin c such as oranges and berries offer many health benefits. We can get plenty of vitamin c by eating lots of fruits and vegetables, dietary vitamin c generally won’t provide enough for you to see a noticeable improvement in your skin. This diet can help you to reach lower levels of your skin, but generally won’t reach the top layers of the skin. So eating oranges and berries isn’t likely to help your skin get that youthful glow even if it’s great for the rest of your body.

Applying in topical vitamin C

Topical vitamin C is absorbed directly into the topmost layers of the skin, allowing it to get to work immediately on smoothing the skin, reducing fine lines and dark spots and protecting against free radicals.  Vitamin C is available in facial moisturizers and serums. Serums are more concentrated than moisturizers and more easily absorb into the skin, which is why more skincare specialists recommend vitamin c serum .

Skin care routine is

  • Cleanser
  • Toner
  • Vitamin c serum
  • Moisturizer
  • Sunscreen

Before going for all vitamin C you have to do a patch test with lower concentration of  Vitamin c .

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