How Vitamin C Serums Help Prevent Sun Damage and Add Extra Sun Protection?
Spring is here and it feels so good to have the warmth of the sun on our face and body. But then there are those pesky sun spots that start to appear.
And sunspots are some of the most difficult to get rid of.
So today, we are sharing a science proven tip to add extra sun protection during the sunny seasons besides just using a sunscreen, and also answering:
- Why Vitamin C is so effective?
- When to apply it?
- Why sun exposure increases wrinkles?
- Which Vitamin C products are best?
Why Vitamin C for Extra Sun Protection?
As you know, Vitamin C in skin care has been proven and praised for its pro-aging, brightening and anti-inflammatory benefits.
But new studies have shown that it also works well as a sun damage protectant.
Kim Chang, a medical aesthetician at Baylor College of Medicine, advises adding a Vitamin C Serum to your skincare regimen to protect you even further from sun damage.
“Studies have shown that using sunscreen with Vitamin C protects the skin from further damage caused by ultraviolet rays,” Chang said.
“This information is important because most people don’t know that you can protect your skin even further than just sunscreen.”
It’s not news that all skin specialists recommend using sunscreen daily, but even with SPF 50 many outdoor enthusiasts notice it’s not enough.
So Chang recommends adding an antioxidant such as Vitamin C to provide a more protective barrier:
“Sunscreen can certainly protect the skin from the sun’s UV rays. However, adding Vitamin C into your skin care regimen can protect you even further.”
Why Does the Sun Increase Wrinkles?
Lines and wrinkles are a result of oxidative stress, a disturbance caused by unstable electrons that attack healthy cells and change their structure.
Oxidative stress mainly occurs when the skin is exposed to pollutants and environmental aggressors, such as the sun’s UV rays.
When an antioxidant such as Vitamin C is added to the skin, it combats the oxidative stress, slows the aging process and protects the skin.
“Pollutants can attack and contribute to DNA damage,” says Chang. “Since vitamin C is an antioxidant, it helps fight against that.”
Best Type of Vitamin C Products to Choose & Why
While there are several Vitamin C skincare products to choose from, it is important to use one that does not contain many additives and has a pH level at 3.5 and concentration level between 10 and 20 percent.
“There are many different kinds of vitamin C products to choose from, but I recommend using it in the purest form possible,” Chang said.
Chang recommends selecting a serum because the Vitamin C in other products (gels or creams) can be too diluted by other ingredients and less concentrated.
Nayelle’s Vitamin C Luminous Serum is a powerful antioxidant serum to clear and brighten skin. Its anti-inflammatory ingredients also reduce redness and congestion.
Altogether, this results in more flawless, resilient and luminous skin.
When to Apply Vitamin C for Best Results?
Apply your Vitamin C serum in the morning so your skin receives an ‘antioxidant boost’ to defend itself from sun damage.
It is best to apply it immediately after cleansing and before applying any other products, including sunscreen.
Long-term Benefits are Worth It
The benefits of adding Vitamin C into your skincare routine are not limited to the extra protection against sun damage.
Vitamin C also has the ability to lighten hyperpigmentation caused by acne, to even the skin tone and to fight inflammation.
In short, Vitamin C is a powerful addition to your skin care routine all year around, but especially in the sunny seasons.
Nayelle’s Vitamin C Serum
Besides Vitamin C, our serum comes packed with other proven and effective natural ingredients such as aloe vera, chamomile, green tea, shea butter.
Check it out and see what our customers are saying about it.