We often hear about antioxidants and how valuable they are…
If you approach your skin care seriously, and go to great pains to look and feel your best every day, it can be very upsetting when your otherwise radiant, flawless face has age spots, sun spots, or other dark discolorations that just don’t seem to go away no matter what you do. Dealing with them can be a real chore, and a frustrating one at that, downright infuriating even.
The good news, though, is that you something can be done about your dark spots; the situation isn’t hopeless. That said, we know it’s not easy, which is why Vine Vera is here to not only provide stellar, high-quality skin care products, but equally high-quality skin care advice, tips, and tricks. As such, sit back and keep reading as we give you a few of our very best tips for combating dark spots.
Vitamin C in Your Diet
Vitamin C is an essential nutrient your body needs to function, but that’s not all it is. Besides trace amounts being necessary for you to keep living, having an abundance of vitamin C in your system (as in more than the bare minimum you need to survive, which most of us get easily from our diets without trying or thinking about it) is both quite beneficial to your general health and well-being, and hugely helpful for skin care. Vitamin C is necessary for chemical reactions in yours cells that produce collagen, and we all know collagen is an important part of skin elasticity, and that having a lot of it helps keep skin springy and young-looking, but besides this, taking around 500 mg a day may help reduce the appearance of dark spots on your skin, and keep your skin tone even!
Topical Vitamin C
There are a lot of brightening ingredients in various skin care products that will help you correct dark spots and even out skin tone, but by far, vitamin C is one of the best. Not only is it beneficial when taken internally, but vitamin C applied topically in your skin care products, like all the products in Vine Vera’s vitamin C collection, can help improve the appearance of dark spots dramatically.
Much of the time, dark spots are the result of sun exposure and sun damage building up over time. Even when they’re not, sun exposure can make existing dark spots worse, as well as cause new ones. As such, just attacking the spots themselves without addressing underlying causes like sun exposure—which will just keep making new spots if you don’t reign it in—is only going to get you so far.
When you go out, be absolutely positive you use broad-spectrum SPF 30 or higher sunscreen, and reapply every couple hours. It’s also highly advised that during the “peak hours” of 10 AM to 4 PM, you don’t go outside unless you have to, and you don’t stay out for long (in other words, going shopping at this time of the day should be fine, but if you want to take a leisurely stroll to the park and be out in the sun for an extended period, do it before 10 or after 4).