What are the benefits of Vitamin C?
Vitamin C which is also called Ascorbic Acid is an organic compound usually found in fruits and food. It is an essential nutrient needed by the body and used in the treatment and prevention of certain illnesses and diseases.
However, Vitamin C has also been known to have other functions, including exfoliation properties. Here is a list of benefits of vitamin C:
- Brightens and Evens Skin Tone
- Boosts Collagen Production
- Fights Free Radicals
- Enhances Product Absorption
- Improves Skin Texture
Exfoliation is any regimen that involves the removal of old and dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, which can be achieved through chemical or mechanical means.
The skin which is the largest organ in the body functions by providing the body protection from harsh external and environmental factors. However, the skin cannot provide this level of protection if some of the cells are blocked due to radiation, temperature changes, chemical use, etc. Therefore, it is important to exfoliate regularly to get rid of dead skin cells and ensure that they are replaced with new cells.
This article will focus on how to use Vitamin C cleansers for the Exfoliation Process.
Exfoliation Your Skin With Vitamin C
Applying Vitamin C to the skin especially the face and neck can help the body to enhance the tone and texture of the skin, as well as provide protection against UV Radiation. However, when applying vitamin C to the skin, the type (10% L-ascorbic acid concentration), and the way it is applied can make a huge difference in the desired result.
How to use Vitamin C Serum or Cream
A major benefit of using Vitamin C for the skin is that it helps to even out the skin tone, and improve the feel and texture of the skin. However, when you want to exfoliate with vitamin C, you shouldn’t just apply the vitamin C face creams or serum over the skin after a facial scrub.
To maximize the benefits, apply the vitamin c serum after exfoliating (bathing or scrubbing to the face and neck, and massage thoroughly to provide more circulation and tautness. Then, make little circles in an anti-clockwise manner, while slowly moving up the face, over the cheeks, and end at the temples. This can be done up to five times, and same can be done for the neck too.
Exfoliating 2-3 times every week will allow the Vitamin C penetrate the skin better, and usually, after a couple of applications, you should begin to see the benefits. However, the time frame can vary for each individual, depending on how damaged the skin is, and how potent the Vitamin C cream or serum is.
Other Benefits of Vitamin C
Aside from providing even skin tone and texture, Vitamin C is also an antioxidant. Certain chemicals in Vitamin C, when used for the skin, helps to protect the body and skin from free radicals, and dangerous cells in the environment that destroy anything they come in contact with.
When used on the skin, Vitamin C also helps the body produce collagen which provides the skin with elasticity and strength. Make sure to check out Botanic Tree's Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C Double Cleansing Duo for all skin types!
Is Vitamin C good for sensitive skin?
Vitamin C is generally considered safe and beneficial for sensitive skin when used in appropriate concentrations and formulations. It is a potent antioxidant that can help protect the skin from damage caused by environmental stressors such as UV radiation and pollution.
Vitamin C can also help improve skin texture and tone by promoting collagen production, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, it can help brighten the complexion and reduce hyperpigmentation by inhibiting the production of melanin.
However, it's important to note that not all forms of vitamin C are created equal, and some may be more irritating to sensitive skin than others. For example, ascorbic acid, the most commonly used form of vitamin C in skincare products, can cause irritation if not properly formulated or if used at high concentrations.
We recommend to start by introducing a vitamin c cleanser a few times a week and as your skin starts to adjust you can increase the amount of weekly applications.
Does Vitamin C dry out skin?
Vitamin C does not necessarily dry out the skin, but it can cause dryness or irritation in some people if it is not properly formulated or if used in high concentrations. This is because vitamin C is acidic, and if it is not properly pH-balanced in a formulation, it can disrupt the skin's natural moisture barrier and cause dryness or irritation. Botanic Tree's vitamin c cleaner is made in the USA and only uses natural ingredients to brighten skin, minimize acne scars, and reduce acne with out drying the skin.
Is Vitamin C an exfoliant?
Vitamin C is not typically considered an exfoliant in the same way that ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are. Exfoliants are substances that help remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, promoting smoother and brighter skin. Vitamin C is primarily known for its antioxidant properties and its ability to brighten the skin, fade hyperpigmentation, and promote collagen production. While it can help improve the overall appearance of the skin and contribute to a more youthful and radiant complexion, it does not exfoliate the skin in the same way that AHAs or BHAs do