It is the favorite vitamin of cosmetic brands and dermatologists: vitamin C. Beauty brands love to incorporate it into the formulation of their care, whether in creams or serums. And for good reason, the beautiful skin benefits of vitamin C are well established! Still not convinced? We tell you why adopt it every day in your beauty routine. 3,2,1, let’s go!
Vitamin C: ideal for preserving the youth of the skin
Vitamin C, also called L-ascorbic acid, is a benchmark in the large family of antioxidants . Naturally present in the skin, integrated into a facial treatment, it helps to fight against oxidative stress and the free radicals it causes. By reducing the production of melanin, vitamin C would thus help prevent certain signs of aging on the face (wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, spots) and limit the installation of wrinkles. But that’s not all ! Vitamin C also has a firming effect on the skin which it would be a shame to deprive yourself. Very complete anti-aging action guaranteed.
Vitamin C: perfect for boosting the complexion’s radiance
Your complexion lacks radiance and seems graying? All you have to do is adopt cosmetics based on vitamin C. The latter brings a real boost of freshness to the skin. It is even considered to be the flagship active ingredient for complexion radiance . It makes it more luminous, in particular that of smokers tarnished by tobacco, and significantly smoothest the skin texture. In short, you will have understood it, vitamin C is the ingredient for good looks par excellence. Thanks to her, goodbye mines at half mast!
The right Vichy products to adopt in your beauty routine:
Liftactiv Antioxidant Cure , which contains 15% pure vitamin C. Apply 4 to 5 drops of this serum once a day, before your day care.
Lift actives Peptide-C Anti-aging ampoules, the anti-wrinkle super dose that boosts radiance and contains 10% pure vitamin C. Apply half of an ampoule in the morning, and the other in the evening before your moisturizer. To learn more about product application techniques,
Vitamin C: an excellent shield to protect the skin from UV rays
Thanks to its protective role on cells, vitamin C would help protect the skin from sun damage, even if it does not replace real sun protection with SPF in the event of exposure. Indeed, it regulates the activity of melanocytes (cells present in the epidermis which synthesize melanin) which are responsible for the pigmentation of the skin. In other words, the vitamin C in some skin care products can prevent the appearance of dark spots . Very useful if you are used to having lunch on the terrace in the sun. But be careful, do not forget to apply your sunscreen for as much and to renew it every hour and after each swim.
Vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant
Vitamin C, a natural antioxidant
It is mainly found in colorful fruits and vegetables such as kiwi, lemon, orange, grapefruit, broccoli or red pepper. Essential to the body, by boosting its natural defenses, it helps it fight against the reactions generated by free radicals: the aging of the skin but also the small viruses responsible for diseases such as colds or flu-like conditions.
The benefits of vitamin C on the skin
Naturally present in the skin, its content decreases with age and sun exposure . By integrating vitamin C, cosmetic treatments help preserve the youthful appearance of your skin. As long as you take it regularly.
3 times when your skin needs a vitamin C cure
When fatigue can be read on the face
Skin fatigue can be linked to many factors. When pollution, lack of sleep or ultraviolet rays get involved, it is necessary to appeal to treatments that contain vitamin C in its pure form such as Liftactiv Cure Anti-oxidant and Anti-fatigue.
# During a work overload : when you are overwhelmed, the skin loses its radiance and betrays your rhythm of life. In this case, vitamin C works in duo with vitamin E to counter the damage induced by oxidative stress. The result: fewer signs of fatigue.
# During sun exposure: exposed too often to UV rays, the skin gradually loses its elasticity and begins to wrinkle. Vitamin C fights inflammation and stimulates the regeneration of the epidermis. The result: a more even complexion and firmer skin.
# During a pollution peak: atmospheric pollution causes dryness, dull complexion and alters the skin’s natural lipid barrier . Vitamin C scavenges a certain category of free radicals which cause the appearance of wrinkles. The key: smooth and soothed skin.
Integrate vitamin C in your diet
An unbalanced diet increases the feeling of fatigue. Indeed, the fact of eating too fatty or sugary foods causes bar ups, even drowsiness in the most extreme cases (such as after a holiday meal). The reason ? A strong intake of carbohydrates causes the secretion of insulin, a hormone that promotes the feeling of satiety and sleep in the brain. Conversely, certain foods energize the body. This is the case for low glycemic index carbohydrates such as green vegetables, oilseeds, legumes, whole starches, dairy products and certain fruits.
According to a study by the European Food Safety Authority, vitamin C helps reduce fatigue. A powerful antioxidant, this helps neutralize free radicals, thus protecting the body’s cells against aging of the skin. Among the foods high in vitamin C are citrus fruits , strawberries, kiwi, cabbage, peppers, spinach and muesli.
Put vitamin C in your life, your skin will thank you!