Vitamin C is touted as one of the best anti-ageing ingredients on the market, loved for its ability to maintain a smooth, even and glowing complexion. Even though you’re probably getting vitamin C from your diet, there’s no way to guarantee that it’s going to your skin, so using serums and other topical products is best. Here are eight benefits of adding vitamin C serum to your skincare routine.1. It’s safe for most skin types
Most people can use topical vitamin C for a long time without experiencing any bad side effects. It’s also safe to use in combination with other aesthetic treatments.
2. It hydrates your skin
One of the main vitamin C derivates used in skincare has a hydrating effect on skin. It decreases water loss, allowing your skin to better retain moisture and maintain its glow.
3. It brightens your skin and fades pigmentation
Vitamin C can help fade unwanted pigmentation and smooth the skin’s surface to reduce dullness. Hyperpigmentation (including sun spots, age spots and melasma) occurs when melanin is overproduced in certain areas of the skin, or in areas where acne has healed. Vitamin C has been shown to impede melanin production, helping to fade dark spots.
4. It reduces redness and evens skin tone
Minimising redness can create a more even complexion, and vitamin C serum can treat a variety of inflammatory skin conditions to help achieve this.
5. It reduces under-eye circles
Vitamin C serum can help smooth out wrinkles and lines by plumping and hydrating the under-eye area, and alleviating discolouration associated with under-eye circles. It is also a great tool for preparing the skin in this area for aesthetic procedures and maintaining healthy skin after treatments.
6. It promotes collagen production
Collagen is a naturally occurring protein – responsible for skin elasticity and firmness – that depletes over time, leading to skin sagging, wrinkles and lines. Vitamin C can help boost collagen production to tighten your skin and delay early signs of ageing.
7. It protects against sun damage
The sun is a leading cause of skin concerns such as unwanted pigmentation, sun spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants which protect healthy skin cells from sun damage. However, sunscreen and other sun protection measures are still essential.
8. It soothes sunburn and wounds
In addition to minimising redness, vitamin C accelerates cell turnover, which can help replace sun-damaged cells with healthy new ones and speed up overall wound healing.
As part of your skin treatment plan, your Aesthetic Doctor may recommend vitamin C serum in conjunction with other aesthetic procedures to achieve healthy, glowing skin. You can give us a call or pick up your serum at our centre.