5 Vitamin C Myths You Should Stop Believing In
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- 07 Feb, 2022
If Nowadays Vitamin C is all the rage in the skincare community, just for the right reasons.
Vitamin C encourages melanin production in skin which helps with hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone and makes the skin glow. It is also an antioxidant so it helps with securing skin cells from damage by UV exposure and helps with anti aging.
Myth 1: Vitamin C is not for people with sensitive skin
This is not at all true however it is important that you find the right vitamin C serum or cream for your particular skin type. Less acidic formula is ideal for those with sensitive skin but having sensitive skin doesn't mean you can use this magic ingredient.
Myth 2: Vitamin C should not be used with active ingredients like retinols or acids
Vitamin C with specific retinols or acids can be very effective but you do have to be careful with not using them at the same time. While talking to Vogue Dr. Sharad said, "“Alternate by using Vitamin C in the day and retinol at night. Or alternate the products during your nighttime use.” Niacinamide and Vitamin C is a dream team for those with hyperpigmentation or discoloration.
Myth 3: Vitamin C causes skin to become sensitive to sun
One of the most common myth in the skincare community is that skin becomes sensitive to sun when Vitamin C is used and that is why it should be used at night. However this is not true at all. Reasoning behind this is it is acidic but studies have proved it wrong and it is actually a great way to protect skin from UV damage and of course do not forget SPF.
Myth 4: Vitamin C creams and serums are all same
No it is not and stop believing in it. As I have already cleared out Vitamin C combinations for sensitive skin type is different from oily skin type. Vitamin C usually shows up as L-Ascorbic Acid, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate, ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate etc. and that is a mixture of Vitamin C and other ingredients. All these formulas react differently to different skin types. You can either experiment on which type will suit your skin or go for the lowest Vitamin C concentrated mixture of ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate.
Myth 5: Vitamin C discolors the skin
If you have used Vitamin C before, you may have noticed your hands turning slightly orange and no you are not imagining this. It is true but this discoloration is not long term because Vitamin C originally brightens the skin and helps with lightening dark spots and hyperpigmentation.
You can grab a wide variety of Vitamin C based products from Brands At Door. Here are some of my favorites.
Manuka Lane - Vitamin C Serum
Sunday Riley - Vitamin C Rapid Flash Brightening Serum
The Ordinary - Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Sphere 2%
Drunk Elephant - C-Firma™ Day Serum
Sweet Chef - Ginger + Vitamin C Serum Shot
Soap and Glory - Vitamin C Face Wash
Sweet Chef - Turmeric + Vitamin C Booster Eye Cream
Provence Beauty - Vitamin C + Retinol Anti Aging Eye Serum