Vitamin C for Skin Care - What are the benefits?
There’s a lot of science that backs up all of the touted benefits of the antioxidant, vitamin C. Yes, there’s proof that these benefits:
- Improved skin texture
- Affects overall appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Evens out skin tone
- Lightens dark spots
- Slows the skin aging process
- Improves skin that is prone to acne
are real and the reason why you want to include this antioxidant in your skincare routine.
Vitamin C is a dermatologist's favorite recommendation for all of the above reasons plus it’s a skincare ingredient that is safe for most all skin types.
What are antioxidants?
We hear a lot about antioxidants, and we know that they’re beneficial but, what are they really doing for our skin. Antioxidants are the things that neutralize the free radicals (toxins) in our bodies and skin that cause damage at the cellular level. Antioxidants are mostly found in plant foods and once in or on our bodies, they go to work neutralizing those free radicals (toxins). Those toxins contribute to changes in our skin texture, fine lines, wrinkles and age spots among other effects.
Vitamin C and protection from the sun
Vitamin C may also help protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays when used in combination with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Clinical studies have reported that application of vitamin C to the skin caused significant improvement in wrinkling and photo aging.
How does it feel on my skin?
There are also effects of Vitamin C application that can cause stinging and skin redness that are found to be diminished when it is combined with ferulic acid and vitamin E. LoveBodyNaturals CEF Skin Serum contains ferulic acid and vitamin E to increase Vitamin C’s effectiveness .
How long before I notice a difference?
While results will differ from person to person you will start feeling the difference immediately. Your skin may feel smoother, tighter and have a glowing shine after the first few applications. Overall and for long term results, including Vitamin C in your healthy botanical skincare routine is something that can have visible results within about 3 months with daily application.