This summer, we've all enjoyed beach trips and fun getaways; we've basked under the glorious sun and got ourselves a golden tan. But ladies, it's time to evaluate the damages as well. Do you notice some dark spots and blemishes forming on your face or neck? You may have overdone your tanning session under the sun! But fear not: with the help of this one beauty ingredient, you can save your skin take care of your skin over time.
Meet your new skin care best friend: Vitamin C. Dark spots are your skin's way of protecting itself from overexposure to the sun. But with the help of having Vitamin C-based products, Belo Medical Group's Dr. Anjelica Guzman says that the super antioxidant "can help counteract damage (aging and burning) caused by reactive oxygen species from exposure to UV light during summer."
"Aside from the usual immune system boost we get from Vitamin C, it also contributes in the synthesis of collagen, which makes our skin firm and plump." This means that Vitamin C helps in your skin's natural regeneration process, repairing skin cells that have been damaged by the sun. It's a water-soluble vitamin largely required by the body for cell production.
Additionally, "It also has depigmenting and anti-inflammatory effects, which are good for brightening and making the skin even-toned." Take note also that Vitamin C has properties that inhibit your skin's melanin production! This lessens dark spot production in the first place. Plus, with the acidic nature of Vitamin C, it helps to exfoliate and cleanse the skin, which results into a naturally smooth, bright, and clear skin, free from those pesky blotches and dark spots. So be sure to incorporate Vitamin C products in your skin regimen, especially this summer!
Below, we gathered some beauty products powered with Vitamin C to help you achieve that blemish-free skin!
IMAGE Belo Medical Group
ZO Brightalive - Arbutin with vitamin C, P7000, Belo Clinics
IMAGE Rustan's The Beauty Source
Algenist Genius Vitamin C Serum, P5895, Rustan's The Beauty Source
Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum, P3216, Sephora.ph
Glossier Super glow, P1700, Calyxta.com
Dr. Wu Whitening system all-in-one with vitamin C, P1495, Calyxta.com