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The Benefits of Vitamin C for Skin and How to Add It to Your Skincare Routine

Let’s look at all the ways Vitamin C can help reveal fresh and bright looking complexion!

What is Vitamin-C?

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and when it’s applied to your skin, it can have many beneficial effects on the overall appearance of your complexion. It’s effective in your skin’s fight against free radicals which are harmful molecules that can damage and age skin. When free radicals enter our skin, they can accelerate the aging process by breaking down collagen and reducing elasticity, because they cause oxidative stress in our skin cells.

Vitamin C can help neutralize free radicals, which means they cause less damage to our skin. For example, when you cut an apple, it turns brown — and that’s when oxidation occurs. If you cover said apple with lemon or citric acid, it helps stave off the oxidation process thereby prolonging the time it takes to turn brown. Vitamin C performs a similar action on your skin and helps prevent oxidation.

Vitamin C also helps to make your skin appear more even. Dark spots increase in frequency as our skin ages, so using a product formulated to fade them can help you achieve a more youthful appearance. Vitamin C for dark spots can help brighten the appearance of skin over time.

What are the benefits of Vitamin C?

1. It Helps Protect From Free Radicals

Free radicals are your skin’s enemy. They are tiny particles that can accelerate aging and cause damage to your skin. Vitamin C benefits include it being an antioxidant that can help fight free radicals. To get the antioxidant effect of Vitamin C, use a daily moisturizer that can help to protect your skin. Try a Garnier Vitamin C Serum for day or night. The Garnier Vitamin-C Day Serum is a fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula that turns dull, rough skin into smooth, polished-looking skin with a more radiant, even tone. Pair this with Garnier Vitamin-C Night Serum at night to enjoy the double efficacy action of our two serums together to reduce the appearance of dark spots and even skin tone.

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2. Brightening

Is your skin looking dull? Vitamin C can help make it look brighter. It does this by encouraging surface skin cell turnover which helps reveal a more radiant layer of skin while shedding older and dead skin cells. It will help reveal a new dimension of skin and it will look more energized and feel softer. The Garnier Vitamin-C Night Serum contains 10% pure and natural origin Vitamin C, and that is our highest concentration of pure Vitamin C so far. This Vitamin C serum for face activates during the night when the skin is most receptive to regenerate, making nighttime the best time to fight dark spots and dullness in depth as it absorbs the benefits of Vitamin C much better. After the first morning, your skin will look smoother, suppler. After 3 nights, your skin will visibly look brighter and healthier. One of our best Vitamin C serums and one of your best allies for healthy-looking skin!

3. Helps Fade The Appearance Of Dark Spots

Vitamin C has naturally exfoliating qualities which can help with skin issues such as dark spots. The antioxidant is particularly effective when used over a longer period of time to fade the appearance of hyperpigmented areas of your skin. Daily usage of a moisturizer formulated with Vitamin C will lessen the appearance of dark spots and give you luminous skin. Remember to always apply a broad-spectrum SPF, like our Ombrelle Daily UV to prevent new spots from forming.

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How do I add it into my skincare routine?

There are many products on the market that are formulated with Vitamin C. One of the best ways to incorporate Vitamin C into your routine is with a serum. Serums are readily absorbed by skin and can have lots of benefits such as helping to restore skin elasticity and fading the appearance of dark spots over time. Try making Vitamin C a part of your routine by applying a serum after using Garnier Vitamin C Micellar Water as your facial cleanser. You can use serum both in the mornings or evenings by applying 3-4 drops onto your face. After applying the serum, make sure to use a hydrating moisturizer, such as our Vitamin-C Brightening Day Cream to lock in Vitamin C’s skin-brightening and texture-improving qualities.

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