Top 5 Benefits Of Using Vitamin C Serum For Your Face
- Promotes the production of collagen and reduce wrinkle formation
Collagen is a protein that is present within the skin’s dermal layer which is the layer beneath the skin you see in the mirror. Collagen is very abundant and makes up 75% of the skin’s dermal layer providing smoothness and elasticity to the skin. But as age progresses, there is the decline of collagen resulting in wrinkles and sagginess.
For collagen to properly form within the skin without breaking down, it needs vitamin C. Without Vitamin C, the formation of collagen is disrupted. Therefore the addition of vitamin C interacts with the amino acid within the collagen and adds hydrogen and oxygen to boost collagen production.
So vitamin C serum generally helps boost collagen levels to give you that bouncier, firmer, and healthy skin.
- Protects The Skin From Sun Damage
Vitamin C serum is a very powerful antioxidant meaning it neutralizes and removes free radicals that could potentially damage the skin. It protects the skin from toxins from the environment and also UV radiation. Vitamin C has shown to be the most potent in providing antioxidant protection through enzymatic and non-enzymatic ways.
For vitamin C serum to be a very effective antioxidant, it must be used together with vitamin E and/or Ferulic Acid. This combination makes vitamin C able to recycle vitamin E into its active form thereby regenerating the antioxidant protection.
- Reduce Hyperpigmentation/Dark Spots
Hyperpigmentation is a common skin problem that is very undesirable. It can happen to any skin type but it is more prominent in the skin of colour. The gold standard for treating hyperpigmentation is by using hydroquinone.
However, using vitamin C serum to treat hyperpigmentation also works because the antioxidant effect of vitamin C inhibits melanin production. Also, the application of vitamin C serum on the skin stays on the skin without getting easily washed off like sunscreens. This gives it protection from hyperpigmentation caused by the sun.
- Hydrates The Skin
As we age, the skin begins to lose its natural moisturizing factors such as ceramides, and cell renewal is reduced. This makes the skin looks dry, dull, and rough. Studies have shown that the addition of vitamin C serum protects the skin from losing water and helps decrease skin roughness.
- Promotes Wound Healing
Due to the anti-inflammatory properties of vitamin C and its ability to increase collagen production, it promotes wound healing. It can also be helpful in skin conditions such as acne and rosacea.