Vitamin-C is one of the most imperative ingredients used for all skincare regimes and routines. Almost all your skincare products have Vitamin-C present in one form or another. Having said that, Vitamin-C is also one of the most celebrated yet misunderstood components of skincare.
Yes! There are some Vitamin-C-related myths that you need to un-believe ASAP.
Let’s see what these are.
#1- All Vitamin-C is the same.
No! The front of your product packaging may say “Contains Vitamin-C” but what type and how much is of importance here. Some are raw and some are derived and each kind of Vitamin-C has different nuances and the impact on your skin—both from an irritation perspective and an efficacy perspective—can vary widely. So when you use a Vitamin-C product and it does not do it well for your skin, it doesn’t mean that your skin is averse to Vitamin-C, it means it’s averse to the kind of Vitamin-C that the product was infused with.
#2-Vitamin-C can cause sun sensitivity.
Because of its acidic nature, many people believe that it should only be used in the evening since it can cause sun sensitivity in the morning. This, however, is not true. On the other hand, this powerful antioxidant can actually help protect against free radical damage from the sun. So using Vitamin-C with your sunscreen can be a great idea.
#3- Vitamin-C is not for sensitive skin types.
This cannot be any more wrong. Vitamin-C is suitable for all skin types, it’s just that the kind of Vitamin-C varies. If you have sensitive skin, opt for a derivative that comes in a less acidic formula. Quitting entirely on Vitamin-C will not go a long way for you.
#4- The more, the better
No doubt Vitamin-C is great for your skin but anything in access is poison. Too much vitamin C can also be irritating depending on the derivative, so higher doesn’t always mean better skin results.
Now you know! You’ve been looking at it all wrong. Now that you know better, do better.