4 Reasons Why You Should Use Moisturizer with Vitamin C

4 Reasons Why You Should Use Moisturizer with Vitamin C

Vitamin C isn’t just good when consumed in food and drinks; it’s also a highly effective skin care ingredient that can help beautify most skin types. If you want to have radiant, healthy-looking skin you should try to incorporate this beautifying antioxidant into your skin care routine. Vitamin C can be found in a variety of products but it’s particularly effective in moisturizer. We’re outlining four ways in which Vitamin C can improve your skin’s texture and appearance.

Why Use Vitamin C On Your Skin?

1. It Helps Protect From Free Radicals

Free radicals are your skin’s enemy. They are tiny particles that can accelerate aging and cause damage to your skin. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that can help fight free radicals. “Vitamin C helps to neutralize these reactive oxygen species by capturing them and protecting our cells from daily damage,” says Garnier board-certified dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes. “Vitamin C also inhibits tyrosinase, the enzyme that makes dark spots in the skin.” To get the antioxidant effect of Vitamin C use a daily moisturizer that can help protect your skin. Garnier SkinActive’s Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 is a fast absorbing, non-greasy formula that turns dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin with a more radiant, even tone.

2. Brightening

Is your skin looking dull? Vitamin C can help make it look brighter. It does this by encouraging surface skin cell turnover which helps reveal a more radiant layer of skin while shedding older and dead skin cells. It will help reveal a new dimension of skin and your skin will look more energized and feel softer.

3. Tightens The Appearance Of Your Skin

As we grow older our skin begins to sag and also changes its texture which can be disconcerting. Vitamin C can help your skin appear tighter and more youthful. “As we age, our collagen production slows down giving the appearance of wrinkles, and other signs of aging,” says Dr. Madfes. “Our skin relies on Vitamin C as a co-factor for the enzymes responsible for stabilizing and giving our skin strength.” Use a moisturizer formulated with Vitamin C after your cleansing routine at night to help strengthen your skin and to help it achieve an improved texture over time.

4. Helps Fade The Appearance Of Dark Spots

Vitamin C has naturally exfoliating qualities which can help with skin issues such as dark spots. The antioxidant is particularly effective when used over a longer period of time to fade the appearance of hyperpigmented areas of your skin. “Dark spots in the skin are caused by excess melanin production as well as sun damage,” says Dr. Madfes. “Topical Vitamin C is a mild exfoliator as well and can help lighten the appearance of brown spots with daily use.” Daily usage of a moisturizer formulated with Vitamin C will lessen the appearance of dark spots and give you luminous skin. Remember to always apply a broad-spectrum SPF of 15 or higher to prevent new spots from forming.