If you are a beauty product lover like me, then you have probably tried about a million products. I have no less than five serums that I currently alternate between to maximize hydration, reduce fine lines and obtain that coveted youthful glow.
I know it’s overkill. In fact, you only need 4-5 products in your skincare arsenal for great, glowing skin and to prevent the damage that causes wrinkling, sagging, pigmentation and other effects of aging.
If you are going to use one vitamin on your skin, I believe it should be vitamin C. My personal favorite is an antioxidant serum with a 10% concentration of pure vitamin C from SkinCeuticals called Phloretin CF. Vitamin C serums are absorb more readily by the skin than creams and other formulations, so you really are getting the most effective product with a serum and not wasting your money on something that doesn’t work.
So why is vitamin C *the* skin vitamin of choice, you ask? Well for starters, there is a ton of research supporting the abilities of this powerful antioxidant to reduces the signs of aging and prevent further damage.
Studies have shown that topically-applied C can:
- Reduce pigmentation (goodbye unattractive age spots)
- Protect your skin from damaging effects from the sun
- Aid in collagen synthesis (hello firmness and elasticity)
- Reduce inflammation, helping with conditions such as acne & rosacea
While vitamin C isn’t the only vitamin that an help give you great younger-looking skin, it’s a really important one. If you are only going to invest in one topical skin product, then topical C will give you a lot of bang for your buck.
For additional benefits, take a multivitamin with at least 100 milligrams of vitamin C and eat foods rich in C like papaya, bell peppers, broccoli and strawberries.
Do you want to learn more about how you can get the amazing skin you’ve always wanted?