Vitamin C for Healthy Skin

Let’s look at the importance of vitamin C for healthy skin.

What a time to be alive for consumers who want healthy beauty indeed! Current technology has given us a range of ingredients that improve the effectiveness of skin care products. Thanks to the advancement of science, we discovered that a substance we have known about for years is a “miracle” molecule. It’s none other than Vitamin C!Vitamin C for healthy skin


Vitamin C for healthy skin is science-backed and considered to be an all-time dermatologist and medical aesthetician’s favorite. Its properties help slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. Moreover, Vitamin C is an antioxidant that fights harmful free radicals or toxins that come in contact with your skin from air pollution, or from inside the body. For some, Vitamin C is considered a holy grail for its ability to boost the skin’s natural regeneration process. It repairs damaged skin cells by boosting collagen and elastin in the body.


A lot of us know Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid, is a nutrient our body needs to heal wounds. However, many  of us don’t know exactly how to incorporate it into our skincare routine. At L-Aesthetics & Longevity MedSpa, we are here to help teach you how to use Vitamin C in your skincare routine!


Although you are most likely getting vitamin C from your diet, there is no guarantee that it is reaching your skin. The most direct way to reap these benefits is to use serums. It is proven by numerous research that daily use of a vitamin C formulation for at least 3 months improved the appearance of wrinkles on the face and neck, as well as overall skin texture and appearance. Combining vitamin C with other topical ingredients, such as ferulic acid and vitamin E, has been shown in clinical studies to reduce redness. These formulations help protect the skin from long-term damage caused by harmful sun rays. Additionally, by preventing the production of pigment in our skin, we can reduce the appearance of dark spots. If your skin appears dull, lifeless, or has spots, Vitamin C will undoubtedly be our best ally; it brightens and evens the skin tone while also providing protection against free radicals, pollution, and sun damage.


Now we know the fundamentals of Vitamin C and the skin benefits of Vitamin C serums, the big question is: how do we incorporate it into our skincare routine?


After cleansing, vitamin C absorbs most effectively into the skin. In the morning, allow the serum to be absorbed before applying the moisturizer or sunscreen. On the other hand, at night time, we can add a dose of Vitamin C in our night creams or layer it beneath for an additional boost. If you are a toner person and are confused about what to apply first, you might want to start with the toner first and then apply the serum on top. As a general rule of thumb, we must start first with the most watery product in our skincare routine and move forward with the creamier ones. There are exceptions to this rule but it is a good starting point.

When using SkinMedica’s TNS Advanced (everyone should be) use this first and then apply your other products from most liquid to most creamy.

If healthy glowing skin is important to you, make sure you are not skipping this vital step in your skincare routine.

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