We already know that skincare is essential; the use of sunscreen, oral antioxidants and the use of treatments that neutralize free radicals are the key to reducing the destabilization of the skin and looking smoother, smoother, more luminous and with fewer wrinkles.
But many times it is difficult to prevent our skin from being damaged due to oxidation produced by free radicals generated by the passage of time, stress, certain habits (tobacco, sleeping little …), sunlight … factors that every day they cause such free radicals to form in our skin that cause accelerated aging.
I will tell you that there is a solution that quickly recovers facial skin after summer in an express and effective way, in the form of ampoules of vitamin C, proteoglycans, and antioxidants. Today we will focus on the benefit of vitamin C (which is talked about so much and is in so many cosmetic formulas), and that the one in these ampoules is highly effective.
How does vitamin C work on our skin?
1-It is a powerful natural antioxidant with preventive action against free radicals. Before explaining how vitamin C works as an antioxidant, I will explain what a free radical is and why it damages our skin so much.
Free radicals are molecules or atoms that have at least one unpaired electron and are therefore very unstable and highly reactive. This makes them try to steal an electron from a healthy cell by oxidizing it and thus get the free radical to achieve its stability. This is repeated and repeated, producing a cascade of free radicals that alter the structure and function of cells.
The free radical is like a flame that, if we do not extinguish it with antioxidants, is capable of producing a true fire that attacks the cells, tissues and different organs of our body.
The antioxidants that our body has naturally are not enough to control this fight against free radicals. That is why antioxidant supplements or elements that help our body to produce them are very beneficial (I will talk about them later). Also the use of topical antioxidants such as active and stable vitamin C or alpha-lipoic acid, (a great antioxidant less well known).
What vitamin C does is give up the electron and thus the free radical does not damage healthy cells, preventing damage and cell aging.
2-Contributes to the formation of new collagen, which provides greater elasticity, firmness, and smoothness in the skin.
3-Improves and unifies the skin tone and provides luminosity.
Does vitamin C stain the skin?
Vitamin C does not produce hyperpigmentation or spots on the skin as we are sometimes consulted, but quite the opposite. It is an excellent adjuvant in depigmenting treatments since it intervenes in the formation of melanin, improves, and unifies the skin tone and makes it more luminous immediately.
Can my pore be darkened using vitamin C?
Yes, it can be darkened (it is rather “yellowing” what happens, although we have never seen it here). It is always beneficial for the skin to use a scrub once a week, and especially with vitamin C treatments, it is highly recommended, especially those with larger pores.
Are all topical vitamins C the same?
Vitamin C is very unstable and for it to be active it must be formulated in a medium that does not alter to ensure that the cosmetic product contains the active form of vitamin C and this is absorbed by the skin with a sufficiently active concentration, therefore it is not They are not all the same, nor can all vitamin C products be attributed the same properties and effectiveness.
L-ascorbic acid and vitamin C in the stable ester form from Dr. Perricone are the most active vitamins C but there are other derivatives such as ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl glucoside, and tetradecyl ascorbate that are also used in the formulas.
We will always value the combination of the formula (sometimes with proteoglycans or with different antioxidants) looking for them to enhance each other and thus the results are more visible.