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I’m sure that every woman would want to look young as long as possible and when it comes to looking fresh and youthful, the way your skin looks, plays a huge role. I’m also sure that most women know that pollution, smoking, not sleeping enough are all bad for the skin and that a good diet and regular exercise routine would do it good. The question is, is it enough and what more could we do for our skin? Just like retinoid is proven to help with the signs of aging, there is one more product, which will make your skin brighter, fresher and youthful looking. This product is a vitamin C serum. Whether it is from the drugstore or from a high-end department store, incorporating it into your daily routine will have a positive impact on your skin. So, let’s look into it a little bit more, shall we?
- What does vitamin C serum do?
Firstly, serums have two major advantages – a rapid absorption and a deep penetration. The formulas usually have a velvety finish and don’t make the skin oilier. So, you can use a vitamin C serum even if you have an oily skin. One disadvantage is that they may irritate sensitive skin, so look for a serum especially designed for your skin type.
Secondly, if you are not familiar with the term oxidative damage, it is caused by cigarette smoke, UV sun light, stress, smog etc. It is basically all around us and you can’t escape it but you can protect your skin as much as possible from it. This is why using a topical antioxidant like a vitamin C serum, as well as eating foods high in oxidants will be good for your skin, as they may lessen the oxidative damage we experience every day. Vitamin C can prevent the oxidation process and therefore slow down the visible appearance of aging. As we age, the collagen production in the skin slows down. When you use a vitamin C serum, you give your skin a boost, so the skin will look more plump and fresher almost immediately. It is also known to repair some signs of sun damage like discoloration and fine lines. It may brighten age spots and hyper- pigmentation as well and it works as a shield from the visible impact of pollution.
- My experience with vitamin C serums
I have been using a vitamin C serum for 4 months and this is also the first time I’m using such product. At this point, all I can share with you are first impressions. The serum I’m using is the one by ArtNaturals. It’s a 20% vitamin C with amino acid blend, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E and ferulic acid and it’s formulated to protect the skin from sun damage and free radicals. At first, I was expecting some irritation, so I only used it twice a week during the first two months. As there weren’t any I started using it every other night before my night cream. I usually wait about 15 minutes between applications, so that the serum has time to really sink into my skin. I started noticing a difference after about 8-9 weeks. My skin got smoother, brighter and some dark spots on my forehead started disappearing. The texture of the serum is light-weight and it glides onto my skin so nicely. It can be used under makeup but I personally prefer to use it at night, just so that it can work effectively without any makeup on top of it.
- Vitamin C Serums Recommendations
- Vitamin C Age Defying Serum by ArtNaturals
- Vitamin C Suspension 23% + HA Spheres 2% by The Ordinary
- Resist 25% Vitamin C Spot treatment by Paula’s Choice
- Redermic C by La Roche-Posay
In my opinion, anyone at any age could benefit from a vitamin C serum. You can start as early as in your twenties and the best cure for a skin problem is to prevent it, right?
Are you familiar with the benefits of a vitamin C serum and have you already used such a product? Let me know in the comments below!