If you know me, you know I don’t like to call attention to myself all that much. Bragging is something my mother felt strongly against so when I say this, know that I do so in the most non-braggy sort of way, but I don’t look my age – largely thanks, I believe, to Vitamin C skin care.
Defying age is something most women aspire to achieve, unfortunately, because of many factors that affect our lifestyle and skin, this is not always achievable to many. The good news is that with all the breakthroughs right now in skin care, there are more and more opportunities for women everywhere to look and feel younger than they actually are.
One of the best discoveries cosmetic giants have come upon is the use of vitamin C skin care. Yes, we are all familiar with loading up on vitamin C to when we feel a flu coming on. However, vitamin C in skin care is just as helpful and the use of this knowledge will reap amazing results to those who want it.
First of all, vitamin C is a natural antioxidant. It combats free radicals that affect the skin adversely. Studies have shown that with constant use, vitamin C promotes great skin and even help protects it from harsh elements that we subject our skin to. This vitamin is also said to help accelerate the healing of wounds, scars and other skin problems.
Vitamin C is a good aide in preventing hyperpigmentation. Hyperpigmentation is having uneven skin tone, usually because of the sun. When one applies vitamin C directly on the problem areas, the darkened skin lightens and will eventually return to its normal skin tone. For those of you who are worried, it is important to note that vitamin C only corrects the problem areas so if you accidentally put on a lot of this vitamin on other skin areas, it won’t lighten—it only corrects hyperpigmentation problem areas.
Perhaps one of the best benefits of vitamin C is its major role in the production of collagen. Collagen is a protein found in our body that triggers cell skin renewal. With an abundance of this protein, the skin remains supple and resistant to fine lines and wrinkles. Since our collagen production gets depleted as we grow older, it is imperative to stimulate collagen synthesis through supplements, and this is where vitamin C serums are the most useful.
Given the many benefits of vitamin C to our skin, you can imagine the significant improvement applying this sort of serum to our face. Now, while we all know what a good investment this is to our daily skin care regimen, you have to choose the right vitamin C serum you will be using every day.
Yes, that means that not all vitamin C serums are created equal. Some facial serums that claim to have vitamin C only have a minimal amount of it, thus rendering it ineffective. A 20% vitamin C concentrate is optimal because this will get absorbed in the skin properly thereby giving you the best results.
When you buy your serum, you have to use it at least once a day consistently so you can see the results quickly. Wash your face with a gentle cleanser, and pat your face dry softly. Never scrub your face dry because it is too abrasive and will pull on your skin too much. Massage the vitamin C serum on your face for a couple of minutes to stimulate the cells under the skin and ensures maximum absorption. Wait for 5 to 10 minutes to let your skin soak in the nutrients in the serum. Then you can apply your sunscreen (at least 30 minutes before you go out) and make-up.
Depending on how your skin is, you will see
the results within a few weeks of application. You might think you don’t need it yet, but it is better to start a good skin care regimen as early as possible. Remember to protect your face with a good sunscreen because frequent sun exposure has been known to cause skin problems and other serious skin diseases.
Of course, don’t neglect your inner well-being as you take care of your skin. Make an effort to live a healthy lifestyle, laugh a lot and enjoy your life. The real secret of looking young is feeling young and being the best version of yourself because as we all know— a truly beautiful person never grows old.