Why Vitamin C is important in men’s skincare routine

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 Why Vitamin C is important in men’s skincare routine

Vitamin C serums are a must-have in any man's skincare routine. Its anti-aging, skin brightening and antibacterial qualities will keep your skin looking fresh.

Pollution, sun damage, stress, and other lifestyle factors can seriously damage your skin and affect its texture.

Vitamin C occurs naturally in your skin and can be found in foods like citrus fruits like oranges, plums, tomatoes, and potatoes. If you are not getting enough vitamin C from the foods you eat, there are some great skincare serums that use Vitamin C.

Men’s skin is generally thicker than women’s by approximately 20 percent; however, men’s skin can also face equal amounts of damage from the sun. One of the major consequences of sun damage is skin aging. Whether you’re in the sun all day or staying in and working from home, the UV rays can penetrate through and cause damage to your skin. UV rays can also cause other skin damage like uneven skin tone, fine lines, and wrinkles.

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Vitamin C is used in serums to help counter skin aging caused by sun damage.

It aids your skin's ability to repair damaged cells. It promotes collagen production. Collagen plays a vital role in strengthening your skin, as well as giving it elasticity and hydration. As you get older, your body produces less collagen, leading to drier skin, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects against skin damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are atoms that are missing an electron. They're found in pollutants, cigarette smoke, and the sun's rays. When free radicals contact your skin, they attempt to "steal" electrons from you, causing damage to your skin cells.

Dark spots or hyperpigmentation are common skin conditions that cause your complexion to appear uneven with dark spots. This happens because of overactive melanin production. Vitamin C is a well-proven brightening agent. It inhibits melanin production, helping even the skin tone, and giving you a brighter and clearer complexion.

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When looking for a quality Vitamin C serum, look for something made from natural ingredients and without the harsh chemicals.

Darlene, owner of Secret Faces in Oakville, recommends Alumier MD science-backed products with their luxurious formulations that work to reveal more radiant and luminous skin and benefit all skin types and conditions.

EverActive C&E + Peptide

An award-winning, high-strength vitamin C and vitamin E serum that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, revitalizing skin. The antioxidants, vitamin C and vitamin E, neutralize free radicals while vitamin C and MATRIXYL® Synthe'6® strengthen and brighten skin.

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Many vitamin C serums oxidize in their bottles, turning a brownish color while they are on the shelf or at home. When oxidized, the vitamin C is no longer beneficial to the skin. EverActive C&E™ + Peptide stays fresh because you only mix the 15% vitamin C into the serum when you’re ready to use it.

Contact Darlene for a consultation to learn the best solution for your skin type and condition.

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