Vitamin C for Skin Health. What does it do for the skin?
Learn about the benefits of Vitamin C serums and creams, and how to choose the best Vitamin C treatment for your skin.
It’s no news to us that Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and has many benefits for our immune system and healing but what part does it play in protecting our skin from the effects of the sun and ageing?
What Does Vitamin C Do for The Skin?
Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body and is found in connective tissues, such as skin, tendons, ligaments, cartilage, bones, teeth, heart valves, and the cornea. Collagen requires Vitamin C and iron to form healthy protein fibers. If Vitamin C is lacking then collagen forms abnormal fibers resulting in fragile skin, blood vessels, and skin lesions.
The skin becomes dull, and dry, and sun or UV damage will be evident as well as the unwanted early signs of ageing. Collagen is tough and does not stretch easily. It provides strength to the skin and most importantly holds the skin together. Vitamin C has been dermatologically proven to help prevent and improve wrinkles.
5 Tips for Using Vitamin C in Your Skin Routine
Use your Vitamin C product correctly by knowing how to incorporate them into your routine. Here are 5 tips that we would like to share with you:
Go For Vitamin C!
Start incorporating this antioxidant into your every day skin care routine. Germaine de Capuccini’s Radiance C+ line, is a pure vitamin C formulation tha will show visible results within a few weeks of use.
Use Your Vitamin C in The Morning
We say morning for obvious reasons. You’re preparing to take on the day, along with its pollutants including UV rays. The vitamin C will not only protect your skin, it has the added benefit of giving dull skin a healthy glow.
If you prefer using a Vitamin C concentrate or serum at night, it should be used on a clean skin after cleansing and toning.
Vitamin C has proven benefits for protecting cells against sun damage, which is great news, but you still need sun protection. Don's skimp on your SPF. We use and recommend a CC cream for everyday use paired with our vitamin C serum. A good antioxidant will protect your skin from long term sun damage.
The secret lies in layering with other products in your routine. As a rule, apply from lightest to heaviest. Serums are applied after cleansing and toning your face, moisturise with a cream or emulsion then finish with an SPF.
Know Your Skin
Active ingredients and antioxidants are an amazing combination but it is also about finding what works for you. It you would like to know what is best for your skin. Please contact us or chat to your Skin Expert to decide if vitamin C is right for you.