Why vitamin c is your best friend

Why vitamin c is your best friend

If you’re a skincare junkie like myself then you have probably heard of vitamin c and live by it, ever since I implemented it in my routine back in 2016, I literally can no longer live without it. I’m not even exaggerating when I say its life-changing.  In terms of science, vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and ascorbate, is a vitamin found in various foods and sold as a dietary supplement. It is used to prevent and treat scurvy. Vitamin C is an essential nutrient involved in the repair of tissue and the enzymatic production of certain neurotransmitters but at the same time, it is also known to be one of the best anti-ageing ingredients and the key to maintaining a smooth, even, and glowy complexion.

Although you’re probably getting vitamin C in your diet, there’s no way to guarantee that it’s going straight to your skin, in fact, very little vitamin C ever makes it to the skin so using serums and other topical products is the most direct way to reap these benefits.

So why should you add vitamin C serum to your routine?
  • It’s safe for most skin types and can be used in conjunction with other ingredients such as retinols, SPF, alpha hydroxy etc
  • It’s hydrating as it decreases transepidermal water loss, allowing your skin to better retain moisture.
  • It’s brightening and can help reduces dullness giving the skin a youthful glow
  • It helps to reduce redness and even out your skin tone
  • It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation whilst also reducing under-eye circles
  • It promotes collagen production – this is a naturally occurring protein and low levels can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin due to lack of skin elasticity.
  • It helps to protect against sun damage as it is rich in antioxidants
  • It helps to boost wound healing reducing scarring

Vitamin C serum is typically applied once or twice per day. I usually of cleanse, tone, apply vitamin C serum, moisturise, then apply my eye cream. The best thing to due in terms of skin is to apply the thinnest products first so generally a serum is more watery hence it’s the first thing I apply after toner.

Skincare Routine; How I got clear skin in less than a month

Skincare Routine; How I got clear skin in less than a month

Lets talk skincare routines! Every women at some stage in their life is conscience about their skin. We spend hundreds of pounds every year looking for new ways to get clearer and better skin. And spend years trying to perfect our skin care routines. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t, it’s a win or lose kind of situation. 

As a teenager my skin is so important to me so I try maintain it as best I can. Who has the effort to wear makeup every single day, especially when they’re going to school or college? Definitely not me. That is why I have spent the last few months trialling a range of skincare products looking for my favourite ones. And I think I may have finally perfected my skin care routine (hopefully).

Recently I have been getting a bunch of comments from people on how glowy and clear my skin is, So I thought that i’d share my secret with you because a healthy glow is a way of life!

My Skincare Routine;