The benefits of vitamin C on men’s skin

If you are a man, vitamin C is a good ally… more or less from the age of 30 or when the first signs of aging begin to appear.

The vitamin C has mainly a potent antioxidant effect, especially when combined with vitamin E. In addition, it promotes the creation of new collagen which improves skin elasticity. On the other hand, it has a depigmenting effect, which lightens the skin and gives it luminosity.

It is suitable for all skin types and skin phototypes. Vitamin C by itself generally does not irritate the skin. However, sometimes, to improve its penetration into the skin, it is formulated in creams with other active ingredients that are more likely to irritate the skin. Each person must find the vitamin C preparation that works best for him or her. The use of topical vitamin C has no adverse effects.

Vitamin C is recommended to be applied at night as the skin is more receptive during sleeping hours. If we are combining it with other treatments such as retinol or other acids, we can use vitamin C in the morning. In any case, it is recommended to use it together with vitamin E, since its antioxidant effect is much more powerful.

Vitamin C has different chemical presentations. The most effective is L-ascorbic acid. However, this is a hydrophilic and very unstable molecule. For this reason, it is very important that the cream or preparation with vitamin C that we want to use is supported by scientific studies that demonstrate that this particular presentation of vitamin C is really effective.