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Vitamin C: why we love it and you should too

Vitamin C: why we love it and you should too

How much do we love using Vitamin C in our skincare routine? Oh, let us count the ways....

1. Protects against sun damage

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, meaning that it can help your body to repair damaged skin cells. If you have sun damage from unprotected sun exposure, Vitamin C can help offset some of the damage - and you can protect yourself from further damage by checking out our SPF offerings!

2. Can help to lighten dark spots and uneven skin tone

This wunder-ingredient contains a property that inhibits melanin production, which is what causes dark spots and hyperpigmentation.

Haven't invested in a Vitamin C Serum yet? Here are our three favorites: InstaNaturalUrsa Major, and Pestle and Mortar

3. Boosts collagen

When you use Vitamin C, your skin is triggered to heal itself and accelerate the production of collagen and elastin. Both collagen and elastin are naturally occurring protein fibers that keep skin firm and plump. 

Another great source of Vitamin C? Try InstaNatural's Vitamin C Moisturizer

4. Pregnancy-safe 

All the mamas-to-be out there: Vitamin C is a great choice for evening out pregnancy related hyperpigmentation. 

How to use Vitamin C in your skincare routine

As we discussed in our previous blog post about layering active ingredients, Vitamin C mixes well with other antioxidants and SPFs, and as a layer underneath your daily moisturizer. 

If you are using a serum, Vitamin C can be used in both your morning and evenings routines. In the morning, don't forget to finish with a broad-spectrum SPF 30 or greater!

Sources: WebMDPaula's Choice