Due to various internal and external factors, black skins are prone to dark spots and dullness! Is this your case? You will be delighted to know that to eradicate them, vitamin C will be your best ally. Discover the benefits of vitamin C on black skin.
What are the benefits of vitamin C on black skin?
Vitamin C promotes the synthesis of collagen in the skin. It improves its elasticity.
In countries where the climate is temperate, the air is less humid than in the intertropical zone. This is why it is essential to moisturize the skin. Vitamin C helps to limit water loss and prevent skin dryness.
Dark spots occur as a result of inflammation. It can be physical (burn), localized (pimple) or linked to a diffuse disease (varicella). This reaction is normal and indicates that the body is protecting itself in the event of an injury.
The pimples leave more or less dark spots depending on their age. If you have handled them, the hyperpigmentation spots can remain on the skin for a long time.
To eliminate them, vitamin C-based products help reduce spots and inhibit melanin production. They help improve skin radiance and make the complexion brighter.
The antioxidant effect
Vitamin C slows down skin aging.
With which active ingredients is it possible to combine vitamin C?
Eradicate pigment spots
Vitamin C can be combined with tranexamic acid to fade pigment spots. It must be applied before tranexamic acid.
If you have sensitive skin, you can apply hyaluronic acid before using a vitamin C serum.
Slow down skin aging
Vitamin C and hydrolyzed vegetable collagen can act in synergy to stimulate collagen production and reduce the depth of wrinkles.
What active ingredients should be avoided in combination with vitamin C?
Avoid combining vitamin C with retinol to avoid irritating the skin, especially if it is sensitive. You can use vitamin C in the morning and in the evening, apply the retinol treatment.
The same is true for glycolic acid. The combination of the two active ingredients can dry out the skin and promote the appearance of brown spots. It is best to apply vitamin C in the morning and glycolic acid in the evening.
How to use vitamin C on black skin?
Before using vitamin C on your skin, it is important to check its concentration in a product. If you are starting a treatment, it is recommended to use a concentration between 10% and 15% and then increase gradually.
It is essential to check the PH of the product. Ideally, it should be between 2.5 and 3.5. When it is too high, vitamin C may be less active.
For optimal effectiveness, you should apply once or twice a day to clean, dry skin, avoiding the eye area. If you have sensitive skin, it is best to apply it every other day for one to two weeks before increasing the frequency of application.
In our range of products, we have integrated vitamin C into the Cleanactyl cleansing gel to fight against dullness.
Our cleansing gel is composed of:
- papaya extract to hydrate, soften and purify the skin;
- lavender floral water to regenerate and rebalance the epidermis;
- a unique complex (chicory, iris, seaweed, vitamin C) to reveal the radiance of the complexion and purify the skin;
- zinc to cleanse and purify the skin;
- copper to tighten the pores of the skin and limit microbial proliferation.
If you apply a vitamin C treatment in the morning, don't forget to apply sun protection before going out. In this way, you protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun .