What Are Antioxidants & How Vitamin C Helps Your Skin
We see and hear the word antioxidants in skincare all the time but may not know what it is. We just know that it’s a good thing and we need a lot of it. Same with free radicals, what the hell is that? Well, I’m here to help you understand what antioxidants do and where Vitamin C comes into play to help.
WHAT IS AN ANTIOXIDANT?
In order to know what an antioxidant is, you’ll need to understand what free radicals are. Free radicals are produced by melanin and other skin tissues exposed to light. They can cause damage to the tissue because they are unstable and highly reactive oxidized molecules. Antioxidants can help neutralize the negative effects of damaging free radicals, which can cause dark spots and wrinkles. For that reason, antioxidants like Vitamin C are properly used in skin care products for their anti-aging benefits such as the Vedamin-C Mask.
HOW DOES VITAMIN C HELP HEAL DAMAGED SKIN?
Vitamin C, used topically, can protect your skin from sunburns, but it’s important to note that Vitamin C must be used in addition to sunscreen and not as a replacement.
The pure form of Vitamin C is ascorbic acid, which is a natural antioxidant. Unlike the white powder form ascorbic acid comes in with most cosmetic products, which is totally fine, KLAY Botanics Vedamin-C Mask and Lemon Balm H2O get its massive amount of Vitamin C naturally from plant and fruit peels to ensure pure ingredients. For instance, amla powder is very rich in Vitamin C and orange peel powder contains higher levels of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and carries a higher concentration of antioxidants than its flesh, which makes it a very effective ingredient.
6 REASONS TO ADD VITAMIN C TO YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE?
Vitamin C stimulates collagen and protects the skin from other damaging factors like pollution. The benefits of using vitamin c skin also include:
- Treats sunburns
- Helps heal wounds
- Increases collagen production
- Aids in eczema treatment
- Protects against skin discoloration
- Improve skin texture
So consider adding a dose of Vitamin C into your skincare routine whether it’s from a weekly mask treatment, a botanical toner mist, or a facial serum.