Everything You Need to Know About Vitamin C Serums

No matter what the skin problem is, the recommended product by your dermatologist usually has Vitamin C as one of the ingredients. Before we dive into the properties and benefits of Vitamin C, it is important to note what it really is. The literal definition goes something like “a potent antioxidant that can neutralize free radicals” but to put it simply, it contains antioxidants that keep our body and skin healthy and repair damaged cells. Your diet intake contains Vitamin C but that might not be enough, so these Vitamin C serums may fulfil your needs.

People underestimate the Vitamin C serum benefits and thus under consume it, but it is time you realize how badly your body craves for it. Following are some of the key benefits that makes this serum worth a try:

 #1 Unlike other serums, it is suitable for all skin types, so no need to worry about acne outbreaks or allergy reactions of any sort when applying Vitamin C serum on the face.

#2 Most serums require you to apply moisturizer afterwards, but with Vitamin C you don’t have to follow a proper regime since these serums decrease water loss, keeping your skin moisturized naturally for a longer period of time.

#3 If you are one of those people whose skin has always been uneven, you may find it difficult to choose a foundation and other makeup products. Vitamin C makes the redness go away and even out your skin drastically.

#4 In these days, it is impossible to get a good night’s sleep of 8 hours; undone assignments, work deadlines or a crying baby keeps you up all night and you may develop dark circles under the eyes and while I cant promise you a good sleep, Vitamin C serums can make those eye bags go away so you look fresh and active the next day.

#5 Something that I found interesting was that it speeds up the process of healing of wounds. Important day at work and still have a bruise from last weekend’s volley session with friends? Apply the serum for a couple of days and you will see great improvement. It also soothes sunburns so you can relax on the beach with friends without thinking too much about your skin.

No doubt Vitamin C benefits are unlimited, but there are certain things you should keep in mind when applying the serum that may help boost up it’s performance. People usually ask when to apply Vitamin C serum, so it is best to apply it in the morning before you head out to start your day. It is completely okay if you forgot to do so in the morning and apply it later but the serum helps protect against UV radiations from the sun, so keep it at your bedside table and apply it first thing in the morning as it needs time to be absorbed.

 

Secondly, if you follow a religious skincare regime, make sure you apply the serum after cleansing and before moisturizing; moisturizer clogs up your pores a bit which makes it difficult for the serum to reach down your pores properly. The general rule of thumb is to go from thin to thick when applying skin care, tip in case you forget! As I said before, these serums are generally suitable for all skin types but still to be on the safer side, check the formulation and concentration of the serum. Percentage of ascorbic acid tells the strength of serum so if you have sensitive skin, go for products with lower concentration.

Following are some of the best Vitamin C serums that I highly approve of so give it a shot and feel the difference:

 

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum

YouTube has multiple videos of lifestyle bloggers and skin experts who themselves have tried the serum and have felt their skin become much better. It is completely vegan so if your skin is allergic to gluten, you have nothing to worry about since the natural ingredients do not react. The best part, that we usually ignore, is that it contains stabilized and diluted form of Vitamin C to suit all skin types. Its floral scent and thin layer make your skin calm while keeping it breathable.

 

Joanna Vargas Rescue Serum

Joanna Vargas Rescue Serum

One of its unique benefits is that of anti-aging. Not a lot of serums work to keep your young skin intact in your late 30s when your skin becomes saggy but if you apply this one regularly, trust me it will cut 10 years from your age (who wouldn’t want that?). Not just that, it helps clear hyperpigmentation – a formation of dark spots and discolouration. It also contains chlorophyll (a pigment found in plants) that gives you a bundle of vitamins including vitamin E, C ,A and K, making your complexion clearer and healthier.

 

THE DAILY - Vitamin C + Antioxidant Day Serum

THE DAILY - Vitamin C + Antioxidant Day Serum

This serum is absolutely perfect to lock in all your skincare products for the night that you priorly applied. It acts as a shield against the pollutants in the air and makes sure that other products are properly absorbed by the skin.  It further helps produce collagen which is the key ingredient in keeping your skin firm and prevent wrinkles and fine lines. The tightening effects stay for long. Try to use it in the morning after washing your face to keep a clear skin throughout the day.

 

Pineapple-C Bright Serum by Glow Recipe

Pineapple-C Bright Serum by Glow Recipe

Well, the name pretty much sums up everything. Pineapple is one of the best sources of Vitamin C out there and combining it with pure ascorbic acid doubles the effectiveness. These two ingredients together leave the skin even toned and acne-free. While the bromelain enzymes in the pineapple extract exfoliates the skin, the acid makes sure the skin remains sooth and scar-free. you can apply it once or twice a day but don’t apply more than 2 drops at a time and follow it with moisturizer for best results.
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