If you have your head in the skincare game, you’ve most likely heard of Vitamin C Serums.
Vitamin C is a sure favorite in the skincare world, thanks to its brightening and anti-ageing properties.
Along with definitely adding it to your diet, using serums and other topical products is the most direct way to reap its benefits. A Vitamin C Serum which is likely to suit all skin types is your safe bet. Click here to know more about Vya Naturals Vitamin C Serum.
However, it is important to bear in mind the right way of using any product whatsoever. Here’s a quick cheat sheet of four things you need to know before using a Vitamin C Serum.
VITAMIN C SERUMS ARE BEST USED IN THE AM AND PM
If you’re wondering when to apply a Vitamin C Serum, the answer is both morning and night. However if you have to choose one time then you should definitely choose to use it in the morning skincare routine. It’s important to give it time to absorb into your skin before going outside. Top it off with Vya Naturals Moisturizer and don’t forget that sunscreen! Vitamin C has photo-protective properties and helps protect from oxidative stress caused by the free radicals we meet throughout our day.
USING THE RIGHT CONCENTRATION OF VITAMIN C ACCORDING TO SKIN TYPE AND CONCERN
In general, serums can range from below 10% all the way up to 30%. Those with sensitive skin probably want to stick with lower concentrations, around 10%, which are less likely to be irritating.
But those with oily skin or with more extensive pigmentation concerns can handle higher concentrations. Choose wisely in order to not cause any damage to your skin. When reading the label make sure the Vitamin C is listed as one of the first five ingredients.
AVOID USING VITAMIN C WITH CERTAIN OTHER INGREDIENTS
Vitamin C is generally pretty safe and well tolerated, but if you have sensitive skin, it is likely to sting a little or cause redness. Few ingredients you should steer clear of when using vitamin C are retinol, benzoyl peroxide. We recommend using a vitamin C serum in the morning and retinol at night to best out of both ingredients. Benzoyl peroxide on the other hand may oxidize vitamin C and make it less potent. Definitely not a win-win situation.
PACKAGING AND STORING YOUR VITAMIN C SERUM THE RIGHT WAY
Exposure to air, light, and heat can degrade your serum. Look for a product that comes in a dark glass bottle featuring a medicine dropper delivery, rather than an air pump.
Maintenance is key! The better you maintain a product, the better it is for your skin. Vitamin C is sensitive to light and air. When exposed to these factors, it becomes oxidized. Your vitamin C serum should be colorless or a light yellow color. If it is oxidized, it becomes deep yellow or brown and is going to be less effective. Also do not keep it in the bathroom.
ABOVE ALL PATCH TEST EVERY NEW PRODUCT
Vitamin C is mostly safe to use, but in rare instances, side effects may occur, like stinging, redness, dryness, or a yellowish discoloration. As with any new product, do a patch test first before a full application.
It goes without saying that Vitamin C Serum is a holy grail in skincare. Vya Naturals Vitamin C Serum is the perfect way to give your skin the goodness of Aloe Vera extract - a magic formula. Now you know the right way to apply the serum and extract all its benefits!
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