Using a product on the skin goes far beyond the aesthetic effects it will cause, it is also important to
know what benefits it has, at this point you understand the importance of always reading the label of your cosmetics
to know what it is made of and how it will work in the your skin.
And when we talk about benefits for him, one of the actives that has been used the most in cosmetics
in recent years, is vitamin C, recommended for all skin types, it is a powerful antioxidant that leaves the skin
much more beautiful and bright, in addition to having numerous benefits. See below how to use and the effects of vitamin C.
What is vitamin C?
Vitamin C can also be called l-ascorbic acid, it is not produced by our body, so it is necessary to
ingest through food or apply topically through products, on the skin, it has the function of potentiating the effects
of the sunscreen, activating the production of collagen and making the skin clearer and brighter, in the body, it acts
on cellular functioning, improves immunity, maintains the health of the skin and the body.
Benefits of Vitamin C
- Prevents and treats fine wrinkles and fine lines
- Helps in skin whitening
- Leaves skin more luminous
- Helps in the production of new collagen and elastin fibers
- Prevents premature aging
- Keeps skin firmer
- Enhances the protection of sunscreen
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Foods that have Vitamin C
Our body needs to be well for the skin to be, so it is necessary to eat foods with vitamin
C to make a supplement to the products that have this vitamin, some foods that you should consume:
Orange: it is a fruit rich in fiber, improves the digestive system, hydrates and provides energy, you can eat the fruit alone or in juices and fruit salads.
Lemon: citrus fruits contain a large amount of vitamin C, lemon is one of the main fruits, it helps to detoxify the body and fights diseases.
Broccoli: broccoli is low in calories, rich in fiber and healthy nutrients.
Tomato: tomato is rich in lycopene (an antioxidant that prevents and repairs cell damage caused by free radicals), it strengthens the immune system and fights inflammation.
Papaya:the fruit is rich in vitamin A, , improves vision and strengthens skin and hair.
Yellow peppers: peppers of this color are rich in vitamin C, especially when eaten raw because the nutrients are greater, in addition to being a source of fiber, iron and calcium.
Mango: mango is rich, its pulp has B, A, C, E, K complex vitamins.
How to choose the ideal product with vitamin C?
It is possible to find vitamin C in different types of products (creams, exfoliator, serum, etc.), which varies from one product to the next is the amount of vitamin C that it contains, to have an effective action the cosmetic must have a concentration from 2%, it is possible to find products with up to 20%, the higher the concentration, the greater the results for the skin.
Vitamin C works for all skin types
It doesn’t matter if you have normal, dry or oily skin, can be used by all skin types, even for those who have acne and rosacea and it works well for all skin colors, thanks to the inflammatory properties that exist in it, but you need to have the right texture for your skin. If your skin is oily, use cosmetics that have quick absorption. If you have dry or sensitive skin, you should supplement your care with a hydrant.
Vitamin C can be used every day, by all ages, the sooner you start using this, the prevention against the first signs of aging will be greater, for teenagers they help to improve acne spots, for women between 25 and 30 years old the use should be used in a disciplinary way, people over 30 lose 1% of collagen per year, that is, this is a product also indicated for mature skin.
How and when to use on the skin?
Do you have questions about how or when to use vitamin C on your skin? See this step by step.
1– Clean with soap suitable for your skin
2– Spread facial vitamin C with your fingers
3– Wait for the skin to dry before applying another product such as moisturizer or sunscreen.
Day: must be applied before the sunscreen to enhance the protection effects and protect against sun, pollution and external factors.
Night: after cleaning the skin, apply the product before bed, the use can be complemented with another moisturizing cream suitable for your skin type.
What to do when vitamin C oxidizes?
Vitamin C is a fragile substance and it oxidizes quickly, either because it is poorly stored or because of contact with sunlight, if your vitamin C product has a strong or sour smell, or if it is dark with a yellowish or brownish tone it means that it has oxidized. In that case, stop using and throw it away, if you use the vitamin in this way it can cause allergic reactions and burns on your skin.
Does vitamin cause acne?
No, the vitamin does not cause acne, including it can be used for acne skins and to eliminate acne blemishes, research and read the formula carefully before use, if you have any reaction, stop using it.
- Before inserting vitamin C in your beauty routine, consult a dermatologist to indicate the best product for your skin.
A product and many benefits, consume foods with vitamin C and use cosmetics that in a short time the results began to appear, a much brighter, hydrated skin with more collagen production.