“C” Your Way to Healthy Skin

Are you looking to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin firmness, or brighten your skin’s complexion? Well, if you aren’t already using a skin care product with vitamin C, it’s time to start! 

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that can help your skin fight off the signs of aging that come from the sun, ozone pollution, and/or cigarette smoke. Vitamin C also helps your skin promote collagen production.

Collagen is the protein that makes up your skin’s structure and is responsible for keeping your skin plump and youthful. For optimal defense against sun damage and aging, it is recommended that you use a topical vitamin C serum before your sunscreen in the morning. 

It’s important to know that not all products are the same. Vitamin C is sold over the counter in many forms, but the most effective is L-ascorbic acid (pure vitamin C). Check the ingredient label on your product first and make sure this is at the top of the list! Also, never buy a vitamin C product that is not in a dark container, because it will lose effectiveness with light exposure. Furthermore, Vitamin C is best absorbed on the skin in a serum formulation at a low pH (below 3.5). All these little tricks can be overwhelming when it comes to finding the right product, but fear not: All SkinCeuticals antioxidants are formulated properly to ensure maximum benefit to your skin.

My personal favorite is SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic, but everyone’s skin is different. Be sure to talk to your skincare professional at Florida’s Skin Wellness Physicians to get a recommendation for the ideal vitamin C formulation for your specific skin needs! Call us at (239) 732-0044 or send us a message online.

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