How to Prevent Premature Skin Aging with Vitamin C Serum

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Find out why everyone can benefit from this amazing antioxidant ingredient...

Love the skin you’re in by protecting your face with vitamin c serum! The most visible place that aging shows up is on the surface of your skin. Fine lines, increased skin pigmentation, skin laxity, and changes in skin texture are some features of aging skin, and these changes become more common and pronounced with age. Most women notice that these changes become more apparent after menopause. But there is some good news: you have more control over skin aging than you think.
Research shows that 80 to 90% of skin aging is “extrinsic,” due to outside factors such as sun exposure and exposure to pollutants such as cigarette smoking. Only 10 to 20% is “intrinsic,” or inherent to the aging process itself. So, your lifestyle and the steps you take to protect your skin against aging can slow the aging process and help keep your skin youthful.

Vitamin C Serum and Its Benefits for Skin Aging

One type of skincare product dermatologists recommend for aging skin is vitamin C serum. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin and powerful antioxidant that helps protect the skin against environmental damage. When ultraviolet rays from the sun strike your skin, it creates free radicals that damage key proteins like collagen and elastin, that keep your skin firm and youthful.
Vitamin C also promotes collagen and elastin production and reduces inflammation, which is why it’s such an effective anti-aging ingredient in skincare products. With age, natural collagen production declines, which results in wrinkles, loss of elasticity, and sagging skin. By boosting collagen and elastin, vitamin C helps slow this process. Science supports the benefit of vitamin C serum. A study found that participants who used vitamin C consistently for three months experienced an improvement in wrinkles and fine lines and improved skin texture.

Improves Skin Texture and Tone

Beyond the ability of vitamin C to protect skin against free radical damage and promote healthy collagen and elastin production, vitamin C also improves skin tone. It helps fade dark spots and even out skin tone. By using vitamin C serum, you’ll notice brighter and firmer skin and lightening of discolorations and dark spots. One way it fades dark discoloration is by blocking an enzyme that produces melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. Vitamin C is also a mild exfoliant that helps remove dead skin cells, so you have smoother, more radiant skin.

What About Sensitive Skin?

A high quality vitamin C is beneficial for sensitive skin because it has anti-inflammatory properties. Yes, it can be mildly irritating when you first start using it, particularly if you have sensitive skin. You’re more likely to experience skin irritation if you use a concentrated vitamin C serum. However, your skin adapts over time, and the irritation lessens. That’s why it’s best to start with a lower concentration of vitamin C and work up to a higher concentration as your skin adapts. It’s also helpful to do a patch test by applying it to a small area of skin to see how your skin reacts.

Is Vitamin C Serum Beneficial for Oily Skin?

Oily skin is more prone to acne, a skin condition marked by inflammation deep inside pores. Vitamin C actually helps reduce inflammation. Plus, a high quality serum won’t clog your pores or trigger acne outbreaks. Over time, it may dramatically reduce the frequency of acne flares. The slightly acidic pH (acid-base balance) of vitamin C serums also helps discourage acne-causing bacteria. Vitamin C serum can be part of an anti-aging plan for all skin types, including oily skin. Most dermatologists recommend applying it twice per day, morning and evening, after cleansing.

Vitamin C Serum is Safe and Effective for Preventing Premature Aging

Vitamin C serum is safe and beneficial for most skin types. It fights skin aging by reducing skin-aging radicals and inflammation. It also boosts the production of collagen and elastin that keep your skin youthful. Plus, it also improves skin texture and skin tone, leading to a smoother, more even complexion.
You will discover your skin looks more radiant within weeks of starting vitamin C serum, and the benefits will increase over time as it attacks aging at a deeper level. The sooner you start using it, the better. Dermatologists recommend starting vitamin C serum in your 20s, but you can still get benefits even if you start later.

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