It is impossible to avoid the holiday time of celebrations, parties and fun with a martini and a cake bite more. All the accumulated sugar together with alcohol and lack of sleep negatively affect our skin. The wrinkles become more prominent, skin becomes gray and lifeless, and by the beginning of the year, natural glow is lost.
Regardless of age and season, prevention is always better than repairing damage, so it's always a good idea to think carefully about product use. I recently wrote about the effects of alcohol on the skin and you can read more about this topic here. Alcohol consumption leads to more pronounced wrinkles, but you can combat it by regularly using vitamin C. Vitamin C concentrates are rich in antioxidants, help in the production of collagen, resulting in more elastic and fuller skin.
Vitamin C, in sufficient concentrations, has the ability to reduce inflammatory processes. This is why it is ideal for reducing facial redness and the onset of inflammatory processes due to negative external and internal influences. This way, you will restore the glow to the skin by diminishing irregularities that may occur due to excessive consumption of drinks and food.
Ascorbic acid - also known as L-ascorbic acid - has the most research related to the skin of any form of vitamin C. Therefore, the form of vitamin C most commonly used in preparative cosmetics. Ascorbic acid also helps the surface of the skin to protect against external aggressors, reducing the effects of exposure to the elements. It is also more effective when it is mixed with other ingredients that aid the skin in renewals such as retinol and niacinamide.
The best way to use vitamin C is to simply apply a small amount once or twice a day (depending on the type of skin) to clean, dry skin. It is applied after toner and before applying other skin care products and makeup.
Keep in mind that all antioxidants, including pure vitamin C and its more stable variations, remain susceptible to external influences, and will break down if they are routinely exposed to the air and light. This means that if you want to get the best possible results from antioxidant enriched skin care products, buy only those that are packed in dark packaging and limited air access.
Many people opt for the topical use of vitamin C, because, unlike other chemicals and skin care products, serum is completely natural. As a result, the serum of vitamin C is formulated to be gentle enough for everyday use.
Recently, I regularly use Dermalogica biolumin C serum, which helps me fight hyperpigmentation and cold weather. I apply it in the morning and evening to the area of the face and neck, after which I take other steps in the face care routine.