Vitamin C For Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, Or Acne Scars ?
You're struggling with hyperpigmentation, melasma or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and you are considering vitamin C as your primary source of lighting ingredient. Make sure that you continue reading so that I could explain why may or may not be the best idea.
Hi, my name is Karina, I'm the esthetician here at Bare & Glow and I have been helping people like you achieve the glowing complexity for the past 9 years.
In today, I will be explaining what is vitamin C? what is hyper-pigmentation? And if vitamin C could help hyperpigmentation?
What is hyperpigmentation?
Hyperpigmentation is the overproduction or even production or of melanin, so the skin will produce melanin to protect yourself from the sun or any kind of damage or an imbalance in the release by caused by hormonal damage or hormonal imbalance. So for us to prevent or to lighten this hyperpigmentation, we want to lighten in the pigment that you already have. We want to prevent the melanin from being released and we want to protect yourself from the sun because the sun will also increase the pigmentation.
Is vitamin C a good idea for melasma, hyperpigmentation, or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation?
Vitamin C is a good addition to your skincare routine it is an antioxidant, which is going to protect the skin from the environment. It is also a brightening ingredient. So it's going to help to lighten and brighten the skin in general. And it also going to help alleviate some of the inflammatory response from the skin that produces some of the pigment not going to prevent the release of melanin from the melanin site.
So that is the only place that it would be lacking. it is going to light slightly, light and bright in the skin. It is a could also protect you from the sun naturally, if properly formulated so vitamin C is formulated with vitamin E. It's going to provide a natural sun protection it also has to be properly for formulated with an oil-based solution instead of a water-based since water could potentially break down the vitamin C. for preventing the pigment release it will not fully control it and it is not a strong lighting ingredient. It is a brightening ingredient.
So you might want to consider using it alongside with other ingredients. If this is something that you are working on and you would like to know more about what other ingredients are available or are recommended for hyperpigmentation, melasm, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Then make sure that you subscribe because my next video will be covering all the ingredients that could help lie in the skin and I will break down which was are the best and what are their benefits and pros and cons.
So you could find vitamin C in a lot of products you could find it in your cleansers and your to and your serum and moisturizer. If you are trying to brighten or lie in the skin, it is ideal that you are using the vitamin C in most of your skincare regiment. You can use it in the morning and at night it does not have a limitation for sun exposure so it could be used at any time during the day.
Vitamin C is also ideal for younger clients so it's nice going to provide a strong anti aging benefits like some other products or other ingredients but it is going to start stimulating the collagen production. It is also going to brightening and lighting the skin so this is ideal for my clients in my 20s and 30s early 30s if you are in your 40s or 50s then you also would need something a little bit stronger to see the results that you would want to see in your skin. I hope this video has been helpful make sure that you check out one of these other videos on skincare and that you hit the subscribe button if you want to keep learning.
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