Potent Vitamin C+E; Prevent, Treat & Reverse the Signs of Aging
You may hear the word Vitamin C thrown around in the skincare world and think OK? But what does it do and why do I need it?
What is Vitamin C?
Also known as ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues including our skin. Our bodies do not store or produce Vitamin C, therefore we can only receive it's benefits by ingesting it through sources such as dark, leafy greens and citrus fruits OR by applying it topically through a potent facial serum like the Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum.
Other popular sources of Vitamin C include:
- citrus fruit, such as oranges and orange juice.
- brussels sprouts
What Does It Do?
A Vitamin C serum is responsible for helping your skin age slower. We are exposed to millions, literally MILLIONS of environmental stressors Every. Single. Day. Things like pollutants (both environmental sources and household chemicals - even your delicious smelling candles), UV rays, blue light exposure (think phones, computers, tablets & TV) and free radicals (unstable electrons in the environment that attack healthy cells).
All of these environmental stressors trigger oxidative damage in our skin that present as dryness, irritation and premature aging.
How Does It Help?
Fights free radicals
- Neutralizes and removes free radicals
- Minimizes visible impact of environmental stress
Supports skin's moisture barrier
- Enhances the production of barrier lipids
- Limits transepidermal water loss
Minimizes fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduces free radical damage to collagen and elastin
- Contributes to firmer and more elastic skin
- Impedes melanin production
- Minimizes the appearance of dark spots
Boosts skin cell regeneration
- Removes dead and damaged skin cells
- Speed's up the skin's natural turnover process
Increases collagen production
- Activates skin's fibroblasts to produce collagen
- Stabilizes the skin's existing collagen
How to Use a Vitamin C Serum...
Since most vitamin C serums have a fast absorbing and quick delivery system, you'll want to apply the serum to freshly cleansed and toned skin in the morning.
Step 1: Cleanse your skin with a facial cleanser of choice or rinse with water.
Step 2: Spritz freshly cleansed skin with a hydrating mist of your choice or splash with an Essence like this one - Birch Water Purifying Essence.
Step 3: Apply the vitamin c serum directly to face, neck and décolleté. Follow with the rest of your skincare routine such as serum(s), concentrate(s), moisturizer and SPF.
Every one can benefit from being on a daily Vitamin C serum. It's for all skin types and concerns and will ultimately help you age slower as well as help reverse the damage that's already been done.
My top recommendations for Vitamin C Serums
Citrus & Kale Potent C+E Serum
What do you think? Are you ready to introduce Vitamin C into your routine to help slow the aging process and reduce the effects of oxidative stressors? I think you should :) Remember, prevention is always easier than correction.
Sources: Éminence Organic Skincare