Did you know that the powerful ingredients in topical Vitamin C have been shown to prevent early aging, improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, prevent sun damage, and combat acne? Keep reading to learn why you should consider including a topical Vitamin C product in your skincare regimen from the experts at SomaSou.
What is topical Vitamin C?
You are most likely ingesting Vitamin C through your daily diet, but the beauty of topical Vitamin C serums is that you can ensure those nutrients are going directly on your skin for the best possible results. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that has been proven to protect against photoaging of the skin. Vitamin C is also a potent anti-inflammatory, which explains why the ingredient can help improve the appearance of acne.
What are the benefits of Vitamin C?
Now that you have a better understanding of what Vitamin C is, we can now discuss the many benefits this ingredient has on the skin:
- Protects against UV-induced free radical damage
- Boosts collagen production
- Improves the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Helps prevent the breakdown of existing collagen
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Reduces inflammation, including acne
- Provides hydration
- It may help soothe sunburn and heal wounds
Who should use topical Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is a very safe product to use on all skin types. Very few people will experience adverse reactions to applying a topical Vitamin C serum to their skin. However, many studies have found that lower concentrations of Vitamin C are actually better for the skin. Any product that includes Vitamin C concentrations of 20% or more has been shown to cause some minor skin irritations. That is why we recommend looking for products that have between 10-20% concentration of Vitamin C.
How to use topical Vitamin C
You can easily start to incorporate topical Vitamin C into your skincare routine. Start by using a gentle cleanser. Then on a clean face, apply a few drops of Vitamin C serum to your face and neck. Continue on with the rest of your skincare routine by applying moisturizer and sunscreen.
When will I start to see results?
If you incorporate Vitamin C serums or products into your skincare routines, you can expect to see some of the results above in around six to twelve weeks. Typically it takes six weeks to see improved skin hydration and reduced hyperpigmentation. It takes around 12 weeks to see wrinkle reduction, which is around the same time it takes for new collagen to fully form.
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Are you interested in incorporating more products with Vitamin C into your skincare routine? Contact SomaSou, Del Ray’s first MedSpa offering services to help our community regain vitality, strength, and confidence in themselves. SomaSou means “your body,” and we give you options to help you feel confident about it. Start your journey by taking an active role in your well-being and schedule a consultation with us today. For more information about our services and to schedule a treatment, please contact us here.