Vitamin C is our skin’s best friend. It’s anti-aging benefits have been proven over and over again, and it’s a natural protectant from damage – especially the sun’s harmful UVA and UBV rays. Vitamin C is an antioxidant and the sole purpose of antioxidants are to protect our cells from damage. Think about it. We drink it when we’re sick to strengthen our immune response from the inside out. Surely it would be just as beneficial on our skin too, right? Yes! When we apply vitamin C to our skin, it not only strengthens and repairs it, but also builds a barrier that repels anything that could potentially damage it. Sounds like a no-brainer, right?
Well, if science doesn’t persuade you, take it from Victoria’s Secret models Adrianna Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. In a recent interview, they both swore by using anti-aging vitamin C serum to help maintain their healthy, youthful complexion long into their future. Um… sold!
A few more amazing benefits of a vitamin C serum:
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Promotes collagen production
Creates brighter, healthier skin
Reduces under-eye circles
Improves hydration and moisture
Speeds up the healing of sun burns
Reduces skin discoloration
Speeds up the body’s natural healing process, making it perfect for small cuts, acne scars and blemishes
Perhaps the best part about a vitamin C serum is that it’s completely natural, devoid of hard chemicals other serums and skincare products contain. Because of this, there is no concern over how your skin is going to react. It’s ideal for women of all ages and skin types, and it’s gentle enough for everyday use.
You can find vitamin C serums and moisturizers just about anywhere. I’ve had the opportunity to try out this one by SkinCeuticals, C E Ferulic, and I’m rendered speechless by the results. When I told my mom I was trying this, her jaw dropped and she said “oh my gosh, Jen, you are going to love this!” She was right. It’s pricey, but the immediate change you see in your skin will make it so worth it.
If you’re not quite ready to try out a serum but you do want to dip your toe into the Vitamin C skincare world, Whole Foods has a great vitamin C moisturizer my mom and I swear by!