If not then you should.
And here’s why; Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect the skin and enhance its metabolism, topical use of Vitamin C has so many skin boosting benefits.
Vitamin C topically applied has a brightening effect on the skin, slowing down the production of melanin. Bye bye brown spots and uneven skin tone, hello glowing skin.
Topical use also has the ability to help strengthen capillary walls helping to prevent visible dilated blood vessels and can be of particular benefit to smokers who can suffer with weakened vessels and deoxygenated skin giving a sallow appearance.
Vitamin C works with our skin to aid in collagen production and to help stabilise existing collagen structure, which is especially important as we get older by keeping the skin firmer and line free longer.
But there is one other amazing thing it can do when you apply it to your face under your sunblock which could not be any more important as we go into the warmer months….
Researchers have found that vitamin C boosts your body’s natural defense system against UVA-induced free radicals. This has been scientifically proven guys!!!
What are free radicals you ask? Free radicals are the result of exposure to things like UV rays from the sun, pollution, smoking and sometimes from the body’s own immune system and they cause destruction to our cells.
It’s important to note that Vitamin C does not work as a barrier to UV rays. Rather, once rays enter the skin, it slows the rate of free radical damage to collagen and aids in skin repair by reducing oxidation damage to the skin cells.
Protect your skin from the daily onslaught of free radical damage caused by sun exposure simply by applying a good quality, stable Vitamin C serum under your zinc based sunblock and the Vitamin C will cleverly work to increase the sunblock’s protective ability. The benefit for you, less skin loosening sun damage, pigmentation and premature aging… Who doesn’t want younger skin for longer!!!
My Favourite Vitamin C Products!
Direct Delivery Vitamin C by DMK is highly recommended for men and women of all ages and is suitable for ageing, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, pigmentation and scarring. The Vitamin C serum contains a specially designed high concentration of a Pharmaceutical grade blend of stabilised Vitamin C, three additional powerful antioxidants and Vitamin B5 for faster and superior results.
For younger skins or those with some oil flow my choice would be Pure C + BHA by O Cosmedics. Protect your skin from free radical damage using the most powerful antioxidant benefit of fresh chirally corrected Vitamin C. This pure L’Ascorbic Acid with encapsulated BHA offers daily exfoliation and antioxidant benefits second to none. Radiance plus!
If you would like to know more about how to best protect your skin from the environment write me a comment here and I will be sure to answer or email the clinic directly.