Vitamin C has a lot of benefits for our skin. Dermatologists and Skin Specialists alike are raving about it due to its antioxidant properties that fight against free radicals. Free radicals cause damage to our cells which makes our skin more prone to aging, breakouts, dark spots and other numerous skin issues. We have discussed its benefits thoroughly on our previous blog, Benefits of Using a Vitamin C Serum. On the other hand, here’s a quick guide to maximize its benefits:
Follow the thinnest to thickest rule. In applying skincare products, especially if you’re layering them, it is best to follow the general rule to ensure better absorption and get best results. Thinner consistency goes in first so the product with smaller molecules can penetrate and be absorbed deeper into the skin to achieve targeted results. Thicker consistency has larger molecules and is made for occlusion and to strengthen the skin’s protective barrier. Incorrect layering of skincare products would just invalidate the application as it wouldn’t penetrate the skin thoroughly and effects wouldn’t be noticeable.
Do not forget to wear sunscreen. Aside from harmful UV rays protection, sunscreen also helps prevent premature skin aging and skin discoloration. Therefore, helping you achieve your skin goals faster-- a smoother and more even skin tone. Try adding a sunscreen with at least SPF 30 in your routine.
Exfoliate on a regular basis. Proper exfoliation removes layers of dead skin cells and helps regenerate healthier skin which allows better penetration and absorption of skincare products. If you are using a mild exfoliator, apply the Vitamin C serum right after for better absorption.
Know the best time of application. We usually recommend using Wildleaf’s Vitamin C serum two times daily. In the morning, when radiation is at its peak, the serum’s antioxidant properties will help protect your skin from free radicals while repairing it at the same time. It’s also beneficial to use it at night because while we sleep, our body goes through its own reparative process therefore the body will be able to absorb and use the applied skincare products accordingly. However, if you are new to this, we would advise slow introduction (every other day, once daily) to help your skin adjust to the potency of the serum. It’s up to you on when you’re going to use it as both times may maximize the benefit of the serum.
Add another active ingredient in your routine. Many people are skeptical in doing this but adding another active ingredient in your routine would also be beneficial. Choosing the correct active to pair with the Vitamin C serum like Peptides or Niacinamide or any product with active ingredients would help boost the serum’s effectiveness provided that you use them correctly. Remember to start slow and use them alternately in the first few weeks. Observe your skin closely for any reaction.
Wildleaf Vitamin C Serum utilizes the most effective skin rejuvenating ingredients to form a highly concentrated antioxidant formula that protects and brightens skin, while repairing the damage caused by acne, the environment, and sun exposure.
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