The Benefits Of Adding Vitamin C To Your Skin Care Routine

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If you are into skincare, you’ve probably seen a lot of serums with vitamin C in them on the market. Vitamin C is applauded for being one of the best anti-aging ingredients on the market. Vitamin C is a holy grail product for your skin and if you are looking to reap the benefits and take your skincare and your skin’s glow to the next level, we’ll go over why you should be adding our Rosy Radiant Vitamin C Serum to your daily skincare regimen. 

1. Vitamin C Helps Fade Hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is responsible for dark spots on the skin including sun spots, age spots, and melasma. Vitamin C application has been shown to impede the production of melanin, which can help fade dark spots and leave you with a more even skin tone. When hyperpigmentation fades, you are left with skin that is less dull, more smooth, and a youthful glow.

2. Vitamin C Boosts Collagen Production

Collagen is a protein that occurs naturally and depletes over time. Lower levels of collagen lead to fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C helps boost your body’s collagen production by teaming up with specific enzymes that are responsible for effective collagen molecules. Vitamin C also enhances the collagen “gene expression” and helps your body regulate collagen synthesis.

3. Vitamin C Can Help Prevent Skin Sagging

Another benefit of the extra collagen tied to vitamin C is that dropping collagen levels create sagging skin, so when those levels are boosted you will see tighter, less saggy skin.

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4. Vitamin C Protects Against Sun Damage

Sun damage is caused by molecules that are referred to as free radicals. The problem with these molecules is they are missing an electron, so they search for other atoms that they can “steal” an electron from— this leads to significant sun damage to the skin. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants and these antioxidants protect the healthy skin cells by “giving” these free radicals an electron, rendering them harmless because they now don’t have to “steal” one. The powerful antioxidant side effects of vitamin C assist the body in forming new cells and flushing out harmful chemicals.

5. Vitamin C Prevents Premature Aging

While vitamin C can’t reverse the appearance of wrinkles that develop over time, it can reduce premature aging by protecting your skin from the premature wrinkles that are caused by the sun, in addition to the collagen boost that we talked about earlier.

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6. Vitamin C Hydrates the Skin

One of the main vitamin C derivatives that is used in skincare is called Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate and it has been shown to hydrate the skin. It does so by decreasing the transepidermal water loss and allows your skin to retain moisture better.

7. Vitamin C Reduces Under-Eye Circles

One sign of aging and getting more tired is the dark circles that form under our eyes. A vitamin C serum can help smooth out the fine lines and hydrate and plump the area under the eyes.

8. Vitamin C Can Soothe Sunburns

As Vitamin C works to reduce redness, it also accelerates cell turnover. This means when our cells are damaged from a sunburn, vitamin C can help speed up the process of replacing damaged cells with healthy ones and get that sunburn soothed and healed.

9. Vitamin C Helps Heal Wounds

Vitamin C helps provide support for connective tissues plus the healing of both wounds and blemishes that appear on the skin. Vitamin C is often associated with wound healing because of its role in collagen formation.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Vitamin C Serums 

    How do I use a vitamin C serum? 

    Follow the instructions on the product’s label for proper use. Vitamin C can be applied once or twice a day. It’s best to cleanse your face, tone, apply your vitamin C serum, and then use a moisturizer to lock in the benefits.

    Vitamin C is well-tolerated by most, but before starting any new products on your skin, it’s best to do a patch test to make sure you are not allergic. To do that you should: 

    1. Select a small patch of skin that is easy to conceal in case of a reaction, for example, your arm or hand. 

    2. Apply a small amount of the serum and wait 24 hours 

    3. If no side effects of reaction happen, it is safe to apply to your face and neck. 

     If you do have a reaction, don’t use the product. 

    Can’t I just eat some oranges for vitamin C benefits? 

    While eating foods high in vitamin C is a good way to get your daily dose, it’s not the same as applying the product on your skin. Using vitamin C topically via a serum allows the antioxidant to perform its skin-brightening, color correcting, and glow-boosting benefits. Though vitamin C is naturally found in most citrus fruits and some vegetables, there’s no way to guarantee that it’s going straight to your skin. Serums are the most direct way to reap these benefits.

    When should I use a vitamin C serum? 

    Vitamin C serum can be a part of your morning and nighttime skincare routine. In the day, vitamin C is another layer of protection against UV and free radicals. At night, it is a way to undo extensive damage from the day. 

    Why should I add the Rosy Radiant Vitamin C Serum into my skincare regimen?

    In addition to all of the benefits we went over above, the Rosy Radiant Vitamin C Serum is suitable for every skin type. It brightens, reduces fine lines, treats dark spots on your face, and will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Due to the highly stable and oil-soluble formula of Vitamin C that we use, our serum is able to quickly penetrate the skin to leave it visibly smooth and bright.

    It’s easy to see why vitamin C is considered a holy grail product of skincare. It can help heal blemishes and discoloration while increasing collagen and giving your skin a Hollywood glow! For best results, use vitamin C serum regularly. If you have any questions about our vitamin C serum, please feel free to contact us today!