6 WAYS VITAMIN C FACE SERUM SUPPORTS SKIN HEALTH

6 WAYS VITAMIN C FACE SERUM SUPPORTS SKIN HEALTH

From what seems like the beginning of time, people have been looking for ways to slow down the aging process. While we have not yet discovered the fountain of youth, vitamin C face serum is touting as a great way to keep your complexion looking smooth and young.

THE BENEFITS OF USING VITAMIN C FACE SERUM

Most of us get some vitamin C in our diets, and some of us might take supplements to boost our levels even further. But vitamin C serum goes directly on the skin, imparting its anti-aging benefits without having to go through the rest of your body first. Here are six benefits to adding vitamin C face serum to your daily skincare routine.

1.  ADDS MOISTURIZE BACK INTO DEHYDRATED SKIN

If you have dry skin or dry spots, you know the frustration of dealing with the itchiness, tightness, and general discomfort. Vitamin C face serum not only hydrates your skin but also helps to prevent the loss of moisture. The critical component is magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, which derives from vitamin C. This super ingredient helps your skin to retain the moisture it desperately needs.

2.  WORKS WELL FOR ALL SKIN TYPES

Lest you think that this face serum is not appropriate for oily skin, we want you to think again! Vitamin C serum is suitable for all skin types – normal, oily, dry, combination, and sensitive. We already talked about how it will help hydrate uncomfortably dry skin. Still, it will also hydrate oily skin without leading to increased breakouts.

It can even be used on sensitive skin. We recommend trying it slowly if you have sensitive skin, though, because in rare cases, it might be a bit irritating. If that is the case, you might be able to use it every few days or once per week rather than every day. If irritation persists, talk to your dermatologist for help.

3.  EVENS OUT SKIN TONE

Vitamin C face serum can help brighten skin and create a more even skin tone. It does this by reducing redness and also reducing hyperpigmentation. So, if you have darker or redder areas of your skin, the serum can help even those out.

It smooths the skin’s surface, too, so the light will reflect off it more evenly. If you have sun spots, melasma, or other darker areas, vitamin C can smooth those out and lighten them, too. All in all, you will notice a youthful glow when you start using this face serum.

4.  BOOSTS COLLAGEN PRODUCTION IN SKIN

Collagen is a protein that plumps up the skin and reduces the fine lines and wrinkles that start accumulating around the eyes and mouth when you are in your 30s, in most cases. Some people notice subtle lines in their 20s, and few lucky people do not see them until their late 40s!

Vitamin C helps to raise your collagen levels, which allows you to look younger longer! There are other ways to boost your collagen levels, too; you might try a collagen supplement, for example.

5.  FIRMS, TIGHTENS + LIFTS SKIN

As we age and as gravity makes it mark on our skin, we all notice some sagging and, in some cases, under-eye sagging and circles. Vitamin C serum can help with all of that by firming up the skin. The extra collagen production helps, too.

These will work together to plump up and hydrate the areas looking a bit less-than-firm, contributing to a youthful look in general. And since it also brightens up darker areas, you will see less of the shadowing and redness (especially around the eyes) that can make you look older.

6.  TREATS + REVERSES SUN-DAMAGED SKIN

Perhaps one of the lesser thought-about benefits of using vitamin C is that it can prevent and treat sun damage. Of course, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, so wear your sunscreen and stay out of the sun’s strongest rays in the middle of the day. But since all of us do have sun damage to some extent, vitamin C serum can help.

It contains antioxidants that neutralize skin-damaging free radicals. It also helps to encourage your skin cells’ turnover, allowing you to recover from sunburn more quickly. Do keep in mind that sunburned skin is more sensitive, though, and use caution when applying vitamin C serum if the skin is sore or inflamed.

MORE WAYS TO SLOW DOWN SKIN AGING

In addition to using vitamin C serum, we have some more tips on slowing down the aging process, at least as far as your skin goes:

  • USE SUNSCREEN DAILY. Yes, even in the winter! Smooth it on every morning as part of your skincare routine and keep a bottle handy, so you can reapply it as needed if you end up spending extended time outside.
  • GET ENOUGH SLEEP. Your skin heals and rejuvenates itself overnight, so it is essential to get in seven to nine hours of shuteye each night, if possible. Keep your bedroom cool, wind down with a good bedtime routine, and consider using a natural sleep-enhancer like melatonin if you are having trouble nodding off.
  • EAT A BALANCED DIET. Focusing your diet on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and lean protein sources will give your skin the fuel it needs to look great. Your waistline will not complain, either!
  • DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Keeping your skin hydrated starts with keeping the rest of you hydrated. Suppose you are applying face serum that moisturizes from the outside. Still, it is also important to hydrate from the inside. Aim for eight glasses of water or other non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beverages per day, and more if you are thirsty or working up a sweat.

Consider adding vitamin C serum to your daily routine and follow it up with other skin-healthy lifestyle changes to look as young as you feel.

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