What is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is one of the most well-studied and effective vitamins that can be applied topically. It is available in a variety of ways, the most well-studied of which is ascorbic acid. Other types of vitamin C used in skincare include magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, L-ascorbic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, ascorbyl palmitate, ascorbyl glucosamine, and ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate. Vitamin C, in any type, offers powerful antioxidant defense, protecting skin from harmful environmental stressors.
Ongoing use has been shown to enhance the appearance of various ageing symptoms, brighten an unhealthy skin tone, and have skin-restoring and healing effects.
How Vitamin C Works
Vitamin C is an antioxidant, which means it prevents or delays the effects of environmental and sun damage on cells. Although your morning orange juice is a healthy defense for your body, the most efficient way to get vitamin C's benefits is to apply it directly to your skin.
That's how we only get a percentage of the benefits of vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, whether we feed, drink, or supplement it. However, pressing vitamin C in serum form after it has been chemically altered allows our skin to consume more of it more effectively.
What Vitamin C Does To The Skin
Vitamin C has photoprotective properties and protects against oxidative stress caused by the free radicals we encounter during the day. The defence and free radical-fighting abilities of vitamin C gradually wear off, but you can build up a reservoir for sufficient photoprotection. Applying every eight hours will accomplish this.
The benefits of Vitamin for the skin includes;
Wrinkle -reduction, collagen-preserving, aids in wound healing, and protects against sun harm.
It can also even out the skin tone and brightens the complexion by serving as a shield against pollution and other free radicals.
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