If you have your head in the skincare game, then you might have heard of Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known as one of the best anti-aging ingredients that works like magic on all skin types. No matter whether you have dry, combination, or oily skin – Vitamin C works for all. Sounds amazing, right!? Well, there’s more to it!
Adding Vitamin C products to the regime can actually help you in getting a luminous glow. Not just the glow, but protection as well. Vitamin C products neutralise free radicals that cause oxidative damage to your skin. Another reason why you should use Vitamin C products is that just by eating right you are not going to get that picture-perfect skin!
Of course, eating citrus fruits can help you a bit but not much. Fruits rich in Vitamin C only reach the lower levels of your skin. As a result, the epidermis is not at all affected. This is the reason why using Vitamin C products is necessary.
Now, here arises a question, i.e., how Vitamin C supports skincare? Well, Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that keeps your skin healthy and even-toned. The ingredient is also used clinically because of its antioxidant and anti-pigmentation properties.
In this article, you will find all the information that you need to know about Vitamin C – the benefits, uses, and best products to try! So, without further ado, let’s begin!
Benefits of Vitamin C:
Reduces Under Eye Circle:
Lack of sleep, work stress, and environmental factors can lead to dark circles. And, we do not want them! So, how to get rid of this? Well, Vitamin C is the answer. The ingredient boosts collagen production in the skin while improving skin elasticity. The antioxidants present in Vitamin C make your skin resilient while helping you conceal and treat dark circles. Need we say more?
Being an anti-inflammatory agent, Vitamin C soothes your skin and reduces puffiness and redness caused due to external factors. Dry and oily skin often contracts environmental factors easily that result in rashes and redness. Thus, it is essential to use Vitamin C products to neutralize free radicals and optimize the skin.
Hyperpigmentation is a skin condition wherein dark spots on the skin are developed due to sun rays. Hyperpigmentation makes you appear older, thereby leading to skin sagging. So, to get rid of unwanted dark spots on your face, it is best to treat it with Vitamin C. The ingredient treats skin discoloration and secretes enzymes that aid in the production of melanin, thereby treating the dark spots on your face. Opt for a Vitamin C enriched sunscreen with SPF 50 to shield your skin against the harmful rays of the sun.
Stimulates Collagen Production:
Vitamin C is absolutely essential for the skin and body. Collagen is stimulated in the body which is a building block of skin, hair, muscles, etc. Vitamin C is a great way of replenishing your skin and making it look almost ten years younger. As we age, the collagen in the body reduces. Thus, thorough use of Vitamin C products like serums, face washes, creams, etc., will help you combat skin sagging and heal damaged cells. The serum lightens dark spots and restores the moisture in the skin. Not to mention, it’s anti-aging as well! Try it and get healthy skin in no time!
Hydrates The Skin:
Dry skin people, listen up! Without sufficient moisture, the epidermis starts to dry out which leads to premature, dry, and flaky skin. Therefore, hydration is vital to keep your skin healthy and youthful. And what’s better than Vitamin C? Dry skin often needs intense moisturization and nothing beats 10% Vitamin C & 2% Natural Retinol Face Serum by TAC. The synergized blend of Retinol and Vitamin C makes your skin even and reduces dark circles. It intensely nourishes your skin and provides you with younger-looking, healthy skin. Thus, for improving overall skin texture, this product is a must-try!
Don’t forget the Lips!:
The lips are an integral part of the body. If you feel that you can treat the entire body and leave out the lips, then this is not fair! Lips also require deep nourishment. They do not have any oil glands present in them. Therefore, regular scrubbing and daily application of lip balm are necessary. To avoid chapped lips, you can use Vitamin C Lip Scrub by TAC. Enriched with Vitamin C and E, this lip scrub gently exfoliates your lips and removes the dead skin layer. The scrub doesn’t dry out your lips. It rather moisturises them immensely, thereby healing cracks and providing you with soft, luscious lips. After exfoliating with the scrub, you can follow up with an Ayurvedic lip balm.
Vitamin C is Brightening
Vitamin C fades pigmentation and smoothes the skin’s surface to give your skin a youthful glow. The topical application of Vitamin C helps in boosting melanin in the skin, thereby brightening the skin colour. Not just the complexion, but Vitamin C serums, face, washes, face packs, etc., can help in eliminating the dark spots, thereby giving you that dewy glow.
Prevents Skin Sagging
It is very essential to maintain skin elasticity because as we age our skin begins to lose collagen. As the collagen levels drop, our skin sags. Now sagging is a natural phenomenon that can happen due to weight loss, oxidative stress, as well as due to aging skin. To overcome such situations, it is best to apply Vitamin C products to our skin. Vitamin C has skin-tightening properties that help prevent sagging, thereby making your skin look firm and tone. Now, to maintain skin elasticity, you can use/ try 10% Natural Vitamin C Face Serum for Glowing Skin with 1% Hyaluronic Acid by TAC.
The blend of Hyaluronic Acid and Vitamin C will prevent premature aging of the skin. Hyaluronic Acid is a skin firming agent as well. Also, the anti-inflammatory properties of the serum help in healing damaged cells, thereby giving a fresh and clear look to the skin. Thus, revitalize your skin and rejuvenate it with this amazing product!
By now, you might know why Vitamin C is important for the skin. The damage done by the environmental stressors can easily be reversed by the topical application of Vitamin C. Having known the benefits, let us now have a look at how we can add Vitamin C products to our skincare regimen.
How to add Vitamin C to your skincare?Between brightening skin and protecting it from the harmful rays of the sun, there’s so much Vitamin C can do. But all this depends upon the type of products you use. No matter whether you choose a face wash, a serum, or any other product, there are some things that you need to keep in mind. Below are the points mentioned as to how you can add Vitamin C to your skincare routine.
Use Vitamin C Serum in the Morning
With the Vitamin C serums mentioned above, you must keep one more thing in mind - always use them in the morning. They are the most beneficial when applied during the daytime. The main reason for this is that when you head out of your home, your skin needs protection. You can think of them as a shield against the free radicals that damage your skin.
Follow proper skincare regime
Using Vitamin C products in your skincare routine can help you get the perfect, glowing skin. For instance, always start by using Natural Vitamin C Foaming Face Wash by TAC. Cleansing your face is very important twice a day. Thus, before heading out, it is best to clear clogged pores, dirt, and grime from your face by using an Ayurvedic product. Remove all the skin impurities and then move on to moisturization. Apply the serums mentioned in the above section to your cleansed skin. Let the serum absorb into your skin and voila! You are ready to head out in the sun!
Use the Right Concentration
Using the right concentration of Vitamin C can help affect your skin positively. For instance, if you have dry or sensitive skin, then you must use 5-10% of Vitamin C concentration. Similarly, if you have normal skin, then you can use 20% of the Vitamin C concentration in serums. Adding it with Hyaluronic acid or retinol will also be beneficial. But make sure they are not more than 1-2%.
Storing Vitamin C products
Topical Vitamin C products are sensitive to light and air. Thus, make sure that they are stored in a cool and dry place along with opaque packaging. Also, make sure they are closed properly otherwise they could change their colour which is not safe to use at all.
Also, as a general rule of thumb, before going all-in for the Vitamin C products; do a patch test. Test the concentrated formula on your skin. A minor tingling is normal. But if you experience something intense, then you must stop using the product and see your dermatologist immediately.
With TAC’s innovative range of plant-based vitamin C derivatives, even people with sensitive skin can use it daily without any worries. All our products mentioned are 100% Ayurvedic and dermatologically tested. Get your hands on the latest Ayurvedic skincare range from TheAyurvedaCo. and give your skin a refreshing boost of glow and radiance