Two skincare experts have emphasized the benefits of including vitamin C in your daily routine. Vitamin C helps to revitalize skin complexion, stimulate collagen production, moisturize the skin, control pigmentation, reduce redness, and protect against sun damage. It also has a significant role in tissue repair and collagen formation. When applied topically, it accelerates the production of collagen and elastin, improving the skin’s wound healing capacity. To benefit from the anti-oxidant nature of Vitamin C, FDA recommends consumption between 75-90 milligrams daily.
When purchasing a vitamin C serum, choose one that has the appropriate percentage and pH value suitable for your skin type, and ask your skin doctor for recommendations. If you have sensitive skin, consider purchasing a formula with a pH level between five and seven. Overuse of vitamin C can cause irritation and harm to dry or sensitive skin. Avoid applying it near the corner of the mouth, under the eyes, and at the corner of the nose. Combining vitamin C with other skincare ingredients such as vitamin E, hyaluronic acid, and ferulic acid provides more benefits. Adding Vitamin E helps to stabilize the formula, while Ferulic acid improves its photoprotective capabilities. Always apply moisturizer and sunscreen after Vitamin C serum application in the morning. You may use Niacinamide and vitamin C at night for acne and dull skin. Keep the serum in a dark place to avoid degradation. Vitamin C is an essential ingredient suitable for all skin types when applied correctly, be it through supplements, food, or skincare products.