Like many of us, you were most likely encouraged to drink orange juice in order to get all of your vitamin C. This magical ingredient may first come to mind when thinking of what vitamins to take to battle a cold, but did you know that this powerful antioxidant is a key ingredient to take your skincare regimen to the next level? You may wonder if drinking a cool glass of OJ in the morning will be enough to get your skin all of the vitamin C it needs to be vibrant and glowing, but unfortunately, drinking it is not enough. To get the full effects of this dermatologist-recommended antioxidant serum, it needs to be applied topically on a regular basis, and you’ll have to wait at least six weeks before you expect to see results. But, after those six weeks, prepare for radiant skin! Vitamin C can both be ingested and applied topically, both touting incredible results for your body, both inside and out. Read on to learn more.
What does vitamin C do for the skin?
Vitamin C serums for skin are a total game-changer. This antioxidant is best used in the morning after you cleanse your skin. Your morning routine should look something like this: cleanser, toner/essence, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, moisturizer, SPF. The reason vitamin C is used in the morning and not at night is that it works in full force with your SPF to prevent UV damage and fight free radicals in the skin. Many may think that sun exposure is not so worrisome, but sun damage is a leading cause of loss of collagen, wrinkles, and fine lines. Adding this ingredient to your daily skincare routine will help fade discoloration, increase collagen production, and help fade acne scars. Vitamin C is generally tolerated very well and is low in reactivity, but it is always advised to perform a skin patch sensitivity test when incorporating a new product into your schedule. You can do this by placing a small amount on your inner wrist and leaving it on overnight to see if there is any adverse reaction.
Isn’t vitamin C unstable?
Some skincare enthusiasts will argue that because vitamin C is highly unstable and, when exposed to air and sunlight, quickly loses potency, it serves no place on your shelf. However, if Susan Yara has this serum in her routine, then so should you! The efficacy of this topical serum is at its highest when stored in a dark and cool place, and you should use it every morning so that you don’t have the expiration date creep up on you, rendering your product useless. The average woman spends a whopping $225,360 on maintaining her appearance in a lifetime, so it is important to maximize the benefits of your skincare products.
It’s beneficial to drink vitamin C as well.
Your grandma wasn’t wrong when she was encouraging you to down multiple glasses of orange juice when you caught a cold as a child. However, the days of multiple glasses of juice are behind you as modern science has developed a packaged dietary supplement that you can take with you on the go or store in your kitchen for days that you’re feeling run down. Lypo-Spheric vitamin C is highly bioavailable, which means it’s easier for the body to absorb and utilize by transporting the nutritional benefits throughout the bloodstream. Taking this supplement will help protect the body from free radicals and oxidative stress. These same antioxidants also help maintain a healthy immune system, which supports healthy aging and helps fight off illness.
Now, put together these two powerhouse products, and you’ll be well on your way to vibrant skin on the outside and a healthy immune system on the inside.