Nowadays the hype of vitamin C is at the top. You can find this ingredient in beauty products. But do you know What really Vitamin C is? and what benefits you can have after using it.
Well in this article, we’ll exactly talk about this, and you will be able to know about the shocking benefits of Vitamin C after I’ve used it.
What is Vitamin C?
It is a vitamin C ingredient within skincare or ascorbic acid as it’s sometimes labelled. It is an anti-ageing ingredient primarily. Mainly you’ll find it within serums and moisturisers but it has lots of other good benefits as well, such as skin brightening and more we’ll go into in a minute.
It’s one of the most powerful antioxidants to protect your skin against environmental factors, free radical damage, ageing, wrinkles all that kind of stuff. So you can see kind of why is a very popular ingredient ’cause it’s a good all-rounder.
There are several types of vitamin C that you’ll see on the market and labelled on your ingredients. They all pretty much do the same thing, some are more potent than others, some are better for particular skin types. And it is worth noting that when it’s in its purest form, say in the serum, when antioxidants are exposed to light and air too frequently they break down, so they kind of like oxidise. So it’s best to keep these products in airtight packaging in the cupboard, in their boxes, keep them out of light.
The Shocking Benefits –
It can do pretty much anything you want it to do, it can pretty much do according to a lot of brands claims. There also are varying opinions, especially between dermatologists. Some people think Vitamin C is amazing, some people think it doesn’t do anything at all and that we’re stupid for using it’ Here are some of the main benefits that people claim Vitamin C gives, and what I experienced as well from using Vitamin C.
- It can fade hyper-pigmentation. This is a big one for me. So that’s the brown spots, dark leftover from acne, sun damage, scars, all that kind of stuff. This is because it can slow down melanin production. And melanin is what makes your skin that bit darker. So at least fading these dark spots and evening out your skin tone.
- It’s a very popular anti-ageing ingredient and because it can promote collagen production. So obviously collagen is tied to the firmness of our skin, the elasticity of our skin as well. But as we get older, obviously the collagen production kind of just gets a little bit lazy, it’s like I’m not doing that anymore. So using vitamin C can re-boost that collagen production and make our skin feel a little bit tighter and firmer.
- It can protect you against sun damage. So sun damage is caused by free radicals. And obviously, Vitamin C is full of antioxidants, so basically this kind of stops the free radicals in their track and renders them useless. It can reverse and prevent sun damage.
- It reduces redness as well. So Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory. So whether you got that redness from sun damage or maybe bad acne, or you just, I don’t know, like a little bit puffy and itchy. Vitamin C can reduce the appearance of this redness.
You can make vitamin c serum at home. Watch the YouTube video: How to make vitamin c serum at home? Comment down if you find it useful.