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How much vitamin c serum should I use?

January 22, 2018


Vitamin C serum is a popular product for facial care. It stimulates collagen production and helps your body maintain its supply of collagen. Vitamin C has antioxidants that neutralize some of the effects of aging. It has been found to even out skin tone and reduce the dark circles under your eyes. Using vitamin C for dry skin improves hydration and moisture.

Topical applications of skincare vitamin C need to have a strong concentration to make the most difference. A hyaluronic acid and vitamin C serum is a good combination because it combines the moisturizing power of hyaluronic acid and the benefits of vitamin C.

Integrating Vitamin C Serums Into Your Routine

Make vitamin C part of your overall routine. Use a mild cleanser on your face and neck to remove the excess oil, dirt and grime. Gently pat the surface dry with a clean towel. Use a facial toner and let it set on your skin a few minutes.

Take a few drops of the vitamin C serum and use your fingertips to massage it into your face. Don’t apply too much. You want your skin to feel damp without being too wet or dry. Let the serum dry properly before applying moisturizer, sunscreen and your regular makeup. At night, apply it the same way and follow it with a moisturizer, if you want.

How often should you use vitamin C serum?

For maximum effectiveness, use vitamin C serum in the morning and at night. Using it in the day will protect your face from the effects of the sun. At night, the serum will help repair the skin damage. The important thing is to use it consistently. Always read the instructions for the product you are using.

How Long Will It Take to See Results from Vitamin C Serum?

Most people begin to see results from using Timeless Vitamin C Serum within a few weeks, although it is important to note that other factors will determine how quickly you see results. If you use sunscreen and have a minimal amount of skin damage, you'll probably see results faster. Other factors that determine how soon you'll notice a change include your age, the concentration of the serum you use and how consistent you are with application. A poor diet, excessive alcohol, smoking or using narcotics slows the process. 

Does Vitamin C Serum Have an Expiration Date?

Most beauty experts agree that you should replace your vitamin C serum once a year to ensure freshness. Oxidation of the product causes it to expire faster, so avoid putting it in direct sunlight or exposing it to air or humidity. If you are unsure of how fast you'll use a bottle, choose the smallest size first. This way, you can judge how fast you run out of the product and whether you should purchase a larger bottle next time.

Does Vitamin C Serum Have Any Negative Side Effects?

If you have sensitive or dry skin, the L-ascorbic acid in the serum can cause redness and irritation. Sometimes, people who use a serum that includes Ferulic acid in its ingredients experience breakouts but switching to a serum that uses a different base often clears it up. If you use too much vitamin C on your skin, it may cause flakiness, so start with a small amount as you get used to the product. Finally, always wear sunscreen when using vitamin C in your skincare routine. Without an SPF50, the vitamin can actually cause more sun damage.

Timeless Skin Care offers a large selection of serums that include vitamin C, like this Vitamin C + E Ferulic Acid SerumContact us through our contact page for special offers and more tips about face care.

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