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Vitamin C for vitality

The best anti-aging ingredient and the key to maintaining a smooth, even, and glowing complexion
Using serums and other topical products is the best way to ensure that Vitamin C is going straight to your skin

Ishrat Ansar   |     |   Published 09.09.20, 11:52 PM

Vitamin C is as one of the best anti-aging ingredients in the market and the key to maintaining a smooth, even, and glowing complexion.

Although you’re probably getting Vitamin C from your diet, there’s no way to guarantee that it’s going straight to your skin. Using serums and other topical products is the best way to ensure that.

Why you should use Vitamin C serum:

1. Safe for most skin types

Vitamin C has an excellent safety profile. People can use Vitamin C topically for an extended period of time without experiencing any adverse reaction.

2. Hydrating

It decreases transepidermal water loss, allowing your skin to retain moisture better.

3. Brightening

Vitamin C can help fade pigmentation and smooth the skin’s surface to reduce dullness. This gives skin a youthful glow.

4. Reduces redness

Minimising redness can create a more even complexion.

5. Fades hyperpigmentation

Vitamin C application has been shown to reduce melanin production, which cause hyperpigmentation. This can help fade dark spots and lead to a more even-toned complexion.

 6. Reduces dark circles

Vitamin C serum helps to smooth out fine lines by plumping and hydrating the under-eye area.

7. Reduces wrinkles

It promotes producing collagen which helps to reduce wrinkles .

8. Protects against sun

Too much exposure to UV light and pollutants may reduce Vitamin C contentin the epidermis.

The serum can be applied once or twice a day. A rule of thumb is to cleanse, tone, apply Vitamin C serum and moisturise.

For sensitive skin, do a 24-hour patch test and then use the serum.

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