Vitamin C for Skin: Why You Should Try It
By Genevieve Cunningham
It seems as though tips for taking care of the skin change all of the time. Use this product, not that one. Try this amount of face wash or sunscreen. Change your makeup or lotions or cleaner. It’s tough to know what to do! If you stay up on skincare, you probably already know that one of the newest trends is all about the Vitamin C. Vitamin C serum is hot right now, and even though many people dismiss it as yet another fad, this might actually be a tip worth giving a shot. Take a look at why this product may become one of your new all-time favorites.
Vitamin C Limits Sun Damage
You cannot skip the sunscreen, but applying Vitamin C might help to minimize the damage caused by the sun. It’s thought that the product can limit inflammation and help to defeat free radicals that cause significant damage. Use the product every day as a preventative, and apply another layer on the days when sun exposure is more than usual.
Vitamin C Helps With Wrinkles
Partly because of its ability to ward off damage from the sun, and partly because of its high antioxidant count, this vitamin has been known to help keep away fine lines and wrinkles. And if you already have wrinkles, it may help to minimize their appearance. For the most effectiveness, use this product on the face, the neck, the upper chest, and the backs of the hands, as these are the places that see the most exposure and therefore see wrinkles happen the fastest.
Vitamin C Might Help With Skin Hydration
Dry skin looks and feels bad. When the skin stays dry, it can lead to cracks, wrinkles, and other frustrating side effects. Vitamin C may help to keep these problems away by keeping the skin hydrated. But it’s not that this vitamin actually rehydrates the skin, but rather that it helps prevent the loss of water from the skin. No matter how it works, many find that the application of a Vitamin C serum makes the skin feel moist and look soft.
If you haven’t given this a thought yet, it’s time to do a little research and maybe give it a try. More and more people are trying this new trend, and more importantly, are loving the results! Give your skin some Vitamin C, and you may have a new beauty routine that you’ll never miss again.
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