Skin and The Effects of Vitamin C: Dr. Belo Shares Its Benefits
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Why Does Dr. Belo Recommend Adding Vitamin C to Your Skincare Routine?

Why Does Dr. Belo Recommend Adding Vitamin C to Your Skincare Routine?

Skincare | October 31, 2020
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It’s not just for boosting your immune system!

Here in the Philippines, we know of Vitamin C as a fantastic immune booster. And it’s true: countless studies have proven that Vitamin C plays a role in the support of immune responses, repair of connective tissue, production of antibodies, and so much more. That’s why, in the time of COVID-19, you’d be hard-pressed to find a fully-stocked shelf of Vitamin C. But did you know that this supervitamin brings amazing benefits for your skin, too? In fact, it’s one of my most highly-recommended ingredients. Read on to find out why you need a Vitamin C product in your skincare routine.

When you’re so tired that all you can do is have a silly grin on your face!!!

In a previous article over at the Belo website, we discussed why I don’t approve of using moisturizer. (I suggest you read that article first before moving on to this one.) Instead of slathering ‘fake moisture’ onto the skin, I recommend that you exfoliate instead to reveal your baby-soft skin underneath. 

As people get older, their tendency to develop dark spots increases. That’s why I use a Vitamin C serum every morning. The reason I love Vitamin C so much is because it’s an antioxidant. I use an exfoliating cleanser first, because it ensures that the penetration of Vitamin C will be effective. Vitamin C also stops the free radicals you get from UV exposure. Of course, on top of all of that, you shouldn’t forget your sunblock. 

My favorite Vitamin C serum, ZO® 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating, has a host of skin-brightening benefits.

Vitamin C is one of select antioxidants that improves the appearance of dull-looking
skin. 10% Vitamin C works to counteract free radical damage for brighter and more radiant skin.

It helps remove surface discoloration

This serum contains 10% ascorbic acid to exfoliate skin surface pigmentation, which is perfect if you want brighter skin and a more even complexion. Vitamin C isn’t a chemical exfoliant like hydroxy acids are, but it’s great for fading unwanted spots and smoothing the skin’s surface. 

It minimizes redness

Vitamin C is anti-inflammatory, and studies show that it’s been able to treat a lot of inflammatory skin conditions. Using this serum will help reduce unwanted redness. 

It provides amazing antioxidant protection

Vitamin C is full of antioxidants that help fight free radicals. But because ZO® 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating contains tocopheryl acetate & coenzyme-Q10, you get even more sun damage protection. But this doesn’t mean you can skip out on sunscreen, okay?

It helps accelerate cell turnover

If younger-looking skin is the goal, you need to lean on Vitamin C. Studies show that it plays a role in quicker cell turnover. By using Vitamin C, your skin will be able to get rid of dead skin cells more efficiently than usual.

If you want to try my favorite ZO® 10% Vitamin C Self-Activating serum, click here. Just be sure to consult with one of our Belo MDs first, as Vitamin C can’t be mixed with certain active ingredients in a single routine. Or, you can click here to book an online consultation with me so we can talk about your long-term beauty plan. I hope to hear from you soon!

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Dr. Vicki Belo is the country's foremost cosmetic dermatologist, multi-awarded and trusted both in local and international shores. The founder, CEO, and Medical Director of Belo Medical Group has, in the span of her illustrious career, successfully promoted medical tourism in the country and uplifted and changed the lives of many.
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