We all know that vitamin c, also known and ascorbic acid, is good for our health. It gives a boost to our immune system and helps in combating flu and cold. What you probably do not know is how vitamin C is also beneficial to your skin health.
Vitamin C is the key to producing collagen. Some of you might not know this, but collagen is a good friend to know when it comes to skin care. Collagen is a type of protein that aids in the regeneration and growth of blood vessels. It also gives the skin the needed firmness, strength and elasticity. Not only that, vitamin C also helps your skin repair itself by creating scar tissues and ligaments.
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant that helps combat the skin damaging effects of free radicals. Free radicals causes aging. They are unstable molecules that damage collagen thereby causing wrinkles, fine lines and dryness. Studies have shown that the derivative of vitamin c which is the ascorbic acid 2-phosphate neutralizes the effect of free radicals and also
reverses DNA damage.
Studies also have concluded that vitamin C may also diminish sunburn that is caused by ultraviolet B radiation. It can also prevent the long term effects of sun exposure, which can eventually lead to skin cancer.
Now that we have tackled the relevance of vitamin C in your skin care routine let us now enumerate a few reminders when it comes to choosing the best skin care product you may buy.
First, you have to take note that though vitamin C is quite beneficial to one’s skin, it is also a very unstable element. If it is not packaged properly it might oxidized and be more harmful rather than helpful to your skin. So when it comes to choosing your skin care product, examine the package and bottle first. Make sure that it is compact and w
ithout any air pockets.
Second, vitamin C will only be as effective as it’s concentration. Anything lower than a concentration of 10% will render the vitamin C skin care product ineffective. So make sure to look for a product with a higher concentration.
Lastly, the best concentration is 20%. This will ensure that the vitamin c in the skin care product will be absorbed much efficiently.
Remember when it comes to products with vitamin C it is essential to be vigilant about the packaging and concentration of the product.