The Benefits Of Vitamin C
High in Anti-oxidants, Vitamin C serums and creams have many uses and are potent products when used as part of your daily skincare routine.
Vitamin C products provide a range of benefits, including evening out your skin tone and texture, helping protect the skin from the visible signs of pollution and improving skin hydration; as we know, our skin seems to feel dryer as we age and keeping your skin looking and feeling youthful - no matter what your type - Vitamin C is a must.
The regular use of vitamin C products can help combat the fine lines that appear with age because of their concentrated levels of antioxidant-rich vitamin C - as it helps boost collagen production that naturally declines as we get older.
In addition, topical vitamin C is great for protecting your skin from UVA and UVB ray damage, although you still need to use your daily sun-screen protection.
Vitamin C has also been found to help even out the skin tone and reduce under-eye circles and other dark spots that appear on our skin. This is great news for those who suffer from these issues, as they can also be ageing.
When antioxidants are exposed to light and air they can break-down, so it's best to choose formulations in air-tight packaging, pumps or darkened glass bottles. I keep mine in a cupboard under the sink rather than on a shelf so I know they’re being preserved as best they can.
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