When you’re busy jet-setting around the world, it can take a serious toll on your beautiful skin. When we’re young, our skin is full of vitamin C. But as we age, we lose this important vitamin due to a multitude of factors— pollution, smoking, UV rays, etc. So how do we maintain our fresh-faced skin? We turned to our Victoria’s Secret angel, Alessandra Ambrosio who revealed that a good vitamin C serum, sunblock, and maybe some eye cream is all you need. “Those are the basics that we should all probably be doing every morning. Then at work I get a full face of makeup, so when I’m not working I try to stay away from wearing makeup, with the exception of maybe a little bronzer on the cheeks. It keeps me looking healthy and nice!”
Here are the benefits of why you need to jump on vitamin C serums:
- It fights wrinkles and age spots
Vitamin C acts as a natural antioxidant, which helps reverse any damages done to the skin, giving your skin a healthier glow. Plus, known for it’s extreme effects on age spots, skincare products packed with Vitamin C have the reputation to be just as effective as chemical peels and laser treatments!
- It acts as a natural face lift
With vitamin C’s natural production of collagen, it will give your skin a firmer and tighter feel. Say goodbye to any cosmetic procedures; this is nature’s facelift!
- It protects your skin from the sun
Vitamin C can be used to help reverse the damages done to your skin from the sun. Sun exposure is known to cause hyperpigmentation and age spots. A vitamin C product can defer the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays and can reduce chances of skin cancer by actually thickening your skin layers; particularly the dermis layer.
- It can reverse the effects of acne
If you have scars or skin damage from acne, vitamin C can help them fade when used on a regular basis. More effective than bio oil, vitamin C has also been known to significantly reduce any signs of acne scarring.
Now, if you’re wondering if you can just up your vitamin C intake on a daily basis through food and supplements, the answer is no. Although vitamin C supplementation is good for your health, it has no impact on the way your skin ages. Applying a vitamin C product topically, rather than ingesting through diet, is known to be 20 times more effective!
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- Ole Henriksen Truth Vitamin C Collagen Booster
- Korres Wild Rose + Vitamin C Advanced Brightening Sleeping Facial
- Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Eye Serum
- Drunk Elephant C-Firma™ Day Serum
- Peter Thomas Roth Camu Camu Power C X 30™ Vitamin C Brightening Serum
- Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hydra-Pure™ Vitamin C Brightening Serum
Natural beauty, fresh-faced, makeup free with son, Noah.
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