What Is The Best Way To Apply Vitamin C Serum?

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Vitamin C facial serums have arrived on the cosmetic scene with gusto!  All the major players are touting the advantages of including Vitamin C in moisturizing serums.  Why is Vitamin C important in a skincare routine and how to apply Vitamin C serum so your skin gains the benefits?
 

Let’s look at the benefits of Vitamin C in skincare :

Have you ever sliced an apple to only moments later notice it turning brown and unappetizing?  Cutting an apple exposes the flesh of the apple to air, causing oxidation in the apple, which leads to it turning brown. Oxidation is a process that happens at the molecular level.  In the skin, free radicals are formed from sun exposure, unhealthy eating habits, smoking, consuming alcohol, and exposure to pollution. Oxidative stress happens when free radicals meet up with oxygen and the free radicals are too great in number for the body to detoxify them.  Oxidation in the skin leads to signs of aging. 


Just like cooking recipes advise us to soak cut fruit in citric acid to halt the oxidation process, we can slow the oxidation process in our skin by introducing antioxidants.  Vitamin C is a well-studied antioxidant and found to be safe and effective in skincare. 


Why Is Vitamin C Helpful For All Types of Skin?

Antioxidants are found in all plant extracts. One amazing characteristic of plants is that they readily adapt to their environmental conditions. Have you ever hiked through a rocky area and been surprised by a single flower poking up through the difficult terrain?  This is evidence of the plant’s ability to adapt.  Our skin needs the same characteristics.  Our skin comes in daily contact with toxins, pollutants, weather conditions, sun rays, and debris that all affect our skin’s barrier function – the ability to keep dangerous toxins out and keep moisture in. 
The better our skin adapts to its environment, the less stress we put our skin through, the more radiant, smooth, and clear our skin will become. 

Skincare packed with antioxidants from a variety of plant extracts will provide not only relief from the oxidation process, but also protection and restoration from environmental condition

Everything You Need To Know – How To Apply Vitamin C Serum?

The three basic steps to a daily skincare routine should include cleanse, tone, and moisturize.  Choose a cleanser (never soap) that is pH balanced and gentle. Gentle exfoliation is a cleansing step that helps dissolve and remove dead skin cells to reveal younger-looking skin.  An effective toner is aqueous-based and a delivery system to bring ingredients straight to the skin, help remove cleanser residue, and further hydrate the skin.  An important step that is often overlooked, the right toner prepares your skin for a nutrient-packed moisturizing serum. 


 

The final step is applying a moisturizer that is packed with antioxidants (including but not limited to Vitamin C) for reducing oxidation and aging, ceramides to restore barrier function, Coenzyme Q10 which naturally decreases in our cells during aging, and plant-based oils to restore the skin’s natural layer of oil (sebum) which helps keep the skin hydrated and soft.  Apply a small amount of moisturizer to your face, neck, and chest in a thin layer.  Allow moisturizer to absorb before applying makeup.

Effective skincare begins with the right ingredients. Vitamin C is a safe and beneficial antioxidant that should be included in your daily skin care routine.
Healthy, younger looking, more vibrant skin is the goal. Facial Serums packed with antioxidants such as safe and effective Vitamin C, should be included in your daily skin care routine 


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