I could've chosen an actual beauty product for this week's Beauty item of the week, but instead, I decided to include this super vitamin which is CRUCIAL for skincare and beauty in general: Vitamin C.

I find myself apologetic because I did not get to know the importance of Vitamin C for my skin until very recently, when I actually took the time to research its benefits and how it can help me with reaching an optimal skincare routine for myself. I began experimenting with multiple products, and took an extra Vitamin C intake through supplements to see any difference that may occur to my skin. The results are astonishing.

First thing you need to know: what does Vitamin C do for your skin? and why is it good for your skin?

An important reason is the fact that Vitamin C is responsible for the creation and maintenance of collagen, which gives your skin its elasticity and thus slows down wrinkles from forming. It makes your skin look younger and healthier. Furthermore, Vitamin C is an antioxidant which is also beneficial for your skin and makes Vitamin C suitable for anti-aging products.

For the last week, I have been testing out a formula rich in Vitamin C. I used it as a night cream, applied it directly after cleansing my face every evening. My first impression was great, I felt an instant lift on my face. After few days of this routine (without using any extra skincare products other than my usual daily cleanser and this Vitamin C formula) I began noticing that bumps that were present on my skin disappearing; in other words: this formula actually made my skin much smoother, and I like to think its the richness in Vitamin C which did that!

I also strongly advice intake of Vitamin C from your daily diet, eat lots of fruits rich in Vitamin C because they also help with skin maintenance, and - of course- the build up of your body cells in general. Collagen is like the glue that holds everything together in place.