A glass of orange juice rounds out a perfect breakfast. Similarly, a Vitamin C & E serum rounds out a great skincare regimen. If you're not using a Vitamin C & E serum every morning, here are five reasons why you should start:
1. It fights environmental stressors
Our skin is attacked on a daily basis by smog, pollution, extreme temperatures, LED light, UV rays, and stress. Each stressor affects your skin and causes it to be inflamed, irritated, and weaker.
Vitamin C neutralizes free radicals and protects the skin from oxidative stress. By neutralizing free radicals on the surface of your skin, your skin is healthier, better protected, and less prone to signs of premature aging.
2. It fades hyperpigmentation and dark spots
The sun indiscretions of our youth often appear as dark spots when we're older. But even if you're diligent about sun protection throughout your life, age and hormonal fluctuations can still cause an increase in melanin, and that leads to hyperpigmentation and dark spots. Vitamin C actually inhibits melanin formation and improves signs of photoaging. You'll see a brighter, more even skin tone.
3. It boosts your SPF
Just as you'd drink orange juice at breakfast, you should be applying your Vitamin C in the morning and then immediately following it up with your daily SPF. Pure L-ascorbic Acid boosts UV protection, providing yet another way to assist your skin in staying healthy. Better yet, when Vitamin C is combined with Vitamin E, the Vitamin C is stabilized and photoprotection is doubled.
4. It firms and tightens
Vitamin C is highly acidic. That means applying it to the surface of your skin causes the skin to accelerate collagen and elastin production. Both collagen and elastin contribute to the plump, firm appearance of skin, which means you'll see younger-looking skin that's more resistant to fine lines and wrinkles.
5. It penetrates the skin barrier
Vitamin C is highly effective at penetrating the skin barrier. Its effectiveness is increased when combined with Vitamin E, so it's important that the Vitamin C you choose is a serum that combines the powerful properties of Vitamin C with the stabilizing antioxidant Vitamin E. By penetrating past the skin's top layer, Vitamin C + E can improve your skin's health from the inside out.
Shop Soon Skincare's Phoenix 15% Vitamin C + E Serum and incorporate these powerful antioxidants into your daily skincare routine.