The ABC’s on Vitamin C
With all the “newest and greatest” skin care products on the market Vitamin C is not just for treating your common cold anymore. Vita C is a super boosting topic and digestible addition to any routine. Let’s face it aging skin sucks, and 2 of the main reasons our skin ages are lack of vitamins and exposure to free radicals i.e. sun, pollution and radiation.
Vita C helps combat both areas. Topically, vitamin C is a powerhouse of antioxidant boosting fun. It helps brighten skin, make skin appear younger by increasing collagen and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps even out skin tone and improve elasticity. Vita C also targets the upper layers of the dermis to help produce hyaluronic acid and moisturize the skin. Vitamin C has also been shown to speed up wound healing and prevention in raised scares. When fighting Free Radicals vita C neutralizes them by binding them together before they can cause damages and interfere with cell renewal.
So what does all this mean to you? Well in addition to you daily moisturizer and sunscreen, adding a serum with vitamin c can kick up your game and get you to the next level in skin care. There are more products than I can count that have some sort of Vitamin C in them. I personally can recommend Dr Schwab C.S. Citrasome night time serum. The serum has a healthy dose of vita c, grape stem cells and peptides that helps balance and brighten the skin.