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Do I need to exfoliate before using vitamin C serum?

Exfoliation is defined as “sloughing off the dead skin cells on the skin’s surface.” There are many ways to exfoliate, from a gentle cleansing to microdermabrasion treatments. Exfoliating leaves the skin smooth and fresh, giving you a more youthful appearance. In addition, exfoliating your face allows the better absorption of skin care ingredients.

Benefits of Exfoliating

  • Removes the dead skin cells that make your face appear dull and lackluster
  • Promotes r blood circulation for oxygenated skin
  • Helps to decongest clogged pores of oil and grimeWith dry skin, exfoliating removes the flakes that appear

Cleanse Your Skin Before Applying Vitamin C Serum

Although exfoliating is good for your skin, over-exfoliating can actually lead to skin sensitivity and irritation. The key is to be gentle to skin, especially the delicate facial skin. Before applying vitamin C for skin, you should cleanse the area to remove excess oil and dirt. Pat the surface dry with a clean towel. Hydrated skin acts like a sponge, soaking up whatever is applied to it.

How Often Should I Use Vitamin C Serum? 

For the best results, you should use Timeless Vitamin C Serum daily.  When applying the two to three drops of your vitamin C serum for your face,  massage it into your skin. Don’t forget to include your décolletage, an area of your body that is often overlooked.. Before continuing with the rest of your morning regimen, allow for the quick absorbing serum to penetrate completely into the skin. While vitamin C serum does repair sun damage, you should also use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 or more during the day.

Does Vitamin C Serum Have a Citrus Smell?

Some may notice a natural odor of this serum as Timeless Skin Care does not mask odors with heavy perfumes or dyes.  Keep in mind that oxidation of the product can cause a noticeable odor to develop.   If so, the serum should be replaced with a fresh one.   

Should I Avoid Any Products When Using Vitamin C Serum?

Much will depend on the pH level or acidity of the vitamin C serum as to how well it will work with other products you may be using in an effort to avoid increased irritation.  More potent vitamin C formulations should not be used with exfoliating, vitamin A products (such as retinols) and peptide serums.   

Should I Purchase a Vitamin C Serum That Also Has Ferulic Acid in It?

Ferulic acid boosts the effects of the vitamin C antioxidant and therefore is more potent and effective.  . In addition to providing additional benefits to your skin, ferulic acid is helpful in extending the shelf life of vitamin C serums like our own Timeless C E Ferulic. Our product is a "triple threat" since it also includes vitamin E.

The best face serums include hyaluronic acid and other natural ingredients that tighten, moisturize and strengthen your skin cells. Use the product consistently for best results.

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