The Amazing Vitamin C Benefits
Vitamin C serums are fantastic products to add to your daily skin care routine. These serums are packed with lots of benefits that brighten skin and ward off the aging process.
1. It Protects Your Skin From Harmful UV Rays.
When you use Vitamin C in conjunction with your sunscreen you are adding an extra layer of protection to your skin. There are studies that have found that Vitamin C reduces the formation of sunburn cells, also known as UVB damage. Since sunburn cells increase your risk of skin cancer, if you reduce the presence of these cells you can reduce your risk of skin cancer.
2. Brightens Skin and Combats Pigmentation.
If you are looking for that oh so popular glowing skin, vitamin C is the way to do it naturally. It will brighten and even our your skin tone.
3. Fights Free Radicals.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. So what is an antioxidant? It is what is used to fight free radicals. Free radicals are chemicals with one or more unpaired electrons, making them unstable and potentially toxic. They play a part in normal biological functions and your body has a pretty good way of neutralizing them naturally.
Free radicals start to pose a threat when they start to outweigh the antioxidants in your body. There are several "stressers" that can cause that, some of them are:
- UV Exposure
- Alcohol Consumption
- Emotional Stress
When free radicals outweigh antioxidants, they cause cellular and oxidative damage. Among more serious diseases, this can lead to things like wrinkles, browns spots and premature aging.
Antioxidants are what fights free radicals. They seek out the free radicals in order to stablize them. This stalls the oxidation, thereby saving your skin from the potential damage.
4. Vitamin C Suppresses Collagen Degradation.
Vitamin C also has some great anti-aging benefits. It is an essential part of the collagen synthesis. So unlike some of its rival products, if helps your skin to create more collagen. And that can make a huge difference in your skin! A study found that topical applications of Vitamin C effectively increases pro-collagen enzymes.
So for part of a great anti-aging skin care regime I always recommend Vitamin C serum to my clients!