So, if anyone wasn’t already aware, I am a skincare fanatic. I’m constantly trying new products that suit my skin type (combination, acne-prone, and sensitive), and I love doing research on different acids and chemicals that help/ harm your skin. I like to be informed about what I’m putting on my face because… I mean… you only get one face, and you may as well take good care of it while you can. So, here is the first of many skincare product reviews.
Why You Need Vitamin C in Your Skincare Routine
Acne sucks, but acne scarring is equally as bad. It seems to me as if no one really talks about acne scarring or hyper-pigmentation, but here I am, about to expose you to the terrible reality of it. (Maddie, what does this have to do with Vitamin C?) ((I’ll get there in a minute, relax.))
“So… what is acne scarring?”
Good thing you asked!
Acne scarring is a product of that pesky acne that you tried so hard to get rid of. According to this article, the type of acne scarring you get depends on two things: your skin type and the type of breakouts you get (cystic, pustules, blackheads, etc.) Acne scarring can be basically described as those little dents you may or may not get in your face after the surface of a pimple disappears. Sucks, right?
“And… umm… what about that other thing you mentioned? Hyper-pigmentation? WTF is that?”
Hyper-pigmentation is the true bane of my existence. These spots are caused when there is too much melanin on your skin’s outer layers, and you have this melanin because that is you skin’s way of trying to heal your acne. It essentially looks like you still have a pimple, even though technically, there is no pimple at bay on your skin. Sometimes these spots fade quickly, but it all depends on your skin type.
(Here’s the part where Vitamin C comes in.)
Lucky for you, if you suffer from acne scarring or hyper-pigmentation, Vitamin C serum is going to be your best friend. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, and it prevents your skin from receiving free radicals that can be damaging. Many of these things are hard to avoid, such as pollution, sun exposure, and other toxins in the air. Topical antioxidants, especially Vitamin C, help fight against these harmful toxins.
Vitamin C is also great aid for brightening your skin. Since I’ve been using a Vitamin C serum, my acne scars have lightened, and my scars don’t last on my skin as long as they used to post-pimple.
Sound like something you need? Ever since I have been using Vitamin C any of the scars that I had has disappeared, as well as most of my hyper-pigmentation. I’ll add links to some of my favorite/ some of the best reviewed Vitamin C serums down below.
You glow, girl.