New Delhi: Vitamin C is touted as one of the best anti-aging ingredients on the market and the key to maintaining a smooth, even, and glowy complexion. Although you’re probably getting vitamin C in your diet, there’s no way to guarantee that it’s going straight to your skin. Using serums and other topical products is the most direct way to reap these benefits.
Increases collagen production within your skin cells
Collagen is the most abundant form of protein in the body, and what’s responsible for giving your skin that plump, young, dewy glow. It also helps keep skin flexible, which prevents stretch marks. Increasing collagen can fill in the fine lines and wrinkles on your skin and prevent sagging. This means you can really get younger and firmer skin without having to get expensive, risky, and painful plastic surgery.
Reduces under-eye circles and skin discoloration
If you suffer from dark eye circles, skin redness, or other discoloration of the skin, then a quality vitamin C serum may also be able to help you achieve a more uniform skin tone and better complexion.
Protects skin from sun damage
Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, so applying it topically to your skin via creams and serums has been shown to protect your skin from damage against the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also naturally helps to neutralize free radicals already present in the body, while reducing the formation of new free radicals due to prolonged exposure to the sun. This results in increased strength and elasticity of the skin, causing fewer sunspots and skin damage along the way.
Reduces puffiness and inflammation
In high enough concentrations such as a high-quality serum, it’s been found that vitamin C also has major anti-inflammatory qualities. This is ideal for people who tend to wake up in the morning with an unusual amount of puffiness around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline.