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How Vitamin C Serum Restores And Brightens Skin5 min read

How Vitamin C Serum Restores And Brightens Skin
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Ever wondered what the secret sauce behind radiant, Instagram-worthy skin is? Hint, it’s not a Valencia filter. Vitamin C skincare is the secret! Let’s peel back the layers (pun intended) and uncover how Vitamin C serums, paired with the latest skincare marvels, can elevate your skincare game to superstar status.

Why Your Skin Needs Vitamin C

Vitamin C is directly linked to beautiful vibrant skin. In a study run at Oregon State University Linus Pauling Institute titled Vitamin C and Skin Health, scientists found vitamin C in both dietary and topical forms has been linked to improved appearance and skin health. 

The study reviewed areas like photoprotection (biochemical processes that help protect organisms from sun-damage), photodamage such as wrinkling, wound healing, and dry skin. Scientists also studied the most effective ways to deliver this remarkable nutrient to skin.

Found abundantly in the skin’s epidermis and dermis, Vitamin C is pivotal due to its antioxidant capabilities, aiding in vital collagen synthesis. The epidermis, our skin’s protective barrier, shields us from external aggressors, while the dermis below houses crucial structures like connective tissues and hair follicles.

By bolstering collagen production, Vitamin C bestows the skin with a supple, youthful demeanor. It’s also pivotal in countering oxidation, a UV-induced chemical reaction that spurs free radicals and cellular damage. To harness its full potential, incorporating Vitamin C in your diet and applying it directly to the skin is paramount. This vitamin thrives in citrus fruits, pineapples, berries, and broccoli. And when it comes to topical application, serums lead the way.

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How Vitamin C Serum Is Different

Facial serum is a lightweight fluid formulated to moisturize and give skin a fresh appearance.
Serum usually comes in a glass container with a dropper for application. You only need a few
drops directly on clean skin. Light tends to break down the formula, however, so the liquid must be stored in a dark glass bottle and preferably in a cupboard to preserve its benefits. Additionally, vitamin C serum should be worn underneath your daily or restorative moisturizer.

How Vitamin C Serum Works

Serum is more easily absorbed and has been proven to be the best delivery system for topical vitamin C. It stimulates collagen production, plumping the skin’s appearance. It also provides antioxidant protection preventing the formation of free radicals that age skin. Vitamin C brightens skin, giving it a youthful glow.

Look for L-Ascorbic Acid (LAA) as that is the type of vitamin C that works topically on skin. The serum boosts naturally occurring levels of the vitamin found in the skin keeping it youthful. The human body does not produce its own vitamin C like vitamin D from sunlight. Therefore, applying vitamin C serum to dull, scarred, fine-lined, rough-textured and acne-scarred skin will provide a noticeably brighter smoother complexion for people of all ages.

The antioxidant properties in vitamin C serum work best when combined with vitamin E, to further reduce UV damage while helping to nourish and protect skin from damage.

Vitamin C providing fruits

What Vitamin C Treats

Free-radicals can prematurely age skin. Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals preventing oxidation and helping to protect from precancerous changes caused by exposure to UV rays.

Serums are easy to apply and work well in tandem with exfoliation to absorb into layers of the skin. They may be applied underneath moisturizers as part of a daily routine. The vitamin C also fades dark spots in the epidermis, restoring a more even appearance to skin.

How To Apply Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C is safe to use as part of a daily beauty regime for both men and women. Further, it’s beneficial for restoring areas scarred by acne. Apply in the morning before going outside. 

For a daily routine, use cleanser and follow with a few drops of vitamin C serum spread gently over face. Treat sensitive areas around eyes gingerly. Don’t forget to pat neck and around ears if your hair is styled short. Follow serum with a good moisturizer to allow vitamin C to work at full strength and to protect against the aging effects of UV rays. Then apply makeup as usual.

Power Partners: Vitamin C and Advanced Skincare Treatments

While Vitamin C serums are a cornerstone in modern skincare, combining them with other treatments can amplify results. Treatments like microneedling can enhance serum absorption, while peels can exfoliate the skin, allowing the serum to penetrate deeper. 

ForeverYoung BBL (BroadBand Light) is an innovative treatment that complements Vitamin C by addressing skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity. 

Profractional Laser System targets deeper skin layers, promoting collagen growth — an effect that Vitamin C serums can sustain post-treatment.

Do you want glowing, youthful skin?

If you have more questions about vitamin C serums or skin rejuvenation procedures, we invite you to simply come in for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Chang or one of the cosmetic laser and injection nurses to explore whether you would make a good candidate. 

Meet us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Also, remember to check out our blog and social media for more information on cosmetic surgery trends!

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