Vitamin C is basically the first thing you learn in Supplements 101! It’s known for its immunity-boosting benefits, as the star of your favorite breakfast beverage, and for chasing colds away when you’re sick. But did you know that Vitamin C is vital to skincare?
Vitamin C is one of the best and most effective skincare ingredients on the market. It’s absolutely essential to maintain a glowing, youthful complexion, and using a serum is the quickest way to reap the benefits.
Here are a few reasons you should be using a Vitamin C serum.
It’s good for everyone
It doesn’t matter whether or not your skin is normal, dry, or oily, there are benefits of Vitamin C for you. Most people can use Vitamin C for extended periods without experiencing any side effects, and it plays well with other active ingredients like SPF and retinol, making it one of the most versatile ingredients in skincare.
It promotes a youthful glow
Because Vitamin C is highly acidic, a topical product like a serum will encourage the skin to produce more collagen and elastin. Since collagen and elastin production decreases as we age, any increase in their production makes Vitamin C serum a frontline product in your fight against aging. If you want plumper, firmer skin, a Vitamin C serum should be your first stop.
It corrects and prevents discoloration
Vitamin C has a property that inhibits the production of melanin, which is what contributes to brown spots due to aging, scarring, and hyperpigmentation. If you’re looking for a flawless, even complexion without foundation, Vitamin C is the first step.
It protects against skin cancer
Vitamin C is full of antioxidants, which fight the effects of free radicals on the body. Not only does this prevent premature aging, but it also helps stop precancerous conditions caused by exposure to UV rays.
So should you add a Vitamin C serum to your regimen?
Vitamin C is perfect for most skin types, although some people with sensitive skin may want to check with a dermatologist before using it, and always do a small patch test of any new product before applying it to your whole face.
If you’d like to ask your dermatologist if a Vitamin C serum would be right for you, schedule an appointment with Advanced Dermatology today, and we’ll put you in contact with a board-certified dermatologist who will help you on your way to great skin!