Are you looking to improve your skin care routine? Then it’s time to start using vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that prevents and reduces damage to skin cells by neutralizing free radicals.
In other words, vitamin C helps in the skin’s natural regeneration process and protects against external factors such as air pollutants and sun damage.
Vitamin C is a nutrient also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, depending on the way it is obtained. Structurally, it is similar to glucose and is soluble in water. Plants and some animals are able to produce vitamin C on their own, but humans cannot, so we need to rely on external sources such as citrus fruits and supplements to obtain the required daily dose.
When it is advisable to apply vitamin C
“Vitamin C is best applied in the morning, because the antioxidant properties help to protect the skin against pollutants and stressors during the day,” recommends Dr. Morgan Rabach, dermatologist and co-founder of LM Medical in NYC.
The expert says that it is important to know that vitamin C can decompose and become less effective when exposed to light or air, so they should be stored in dark bottles, in a dark and dry environment.
While everyone can take advantage of the multiple benefits of vitamin C, Dr. Rabach recommends that persons with sensitive skin start with a lower concentration (e.g. 5% instead of 20%) and use the serum only once or twice a day two times a week before beginning to use it daily.
The results will appear after about a month.