When it comes to skincare Koreans have always been ahead of us in every way. If you are after that bright and glowy skin complexion then Korean Vitamin C serum is the most important product that should be included in your daily skincare routine. “The biggest advantage of Vitamin C is that they fade not only visible blemishes, but also the young blemishes hidden inside the skin. It has an antioxidant effect, which protects the skin from external harmful environments and helps strengthen the skin barrier,” said Choi Yeon-Ji, a brand manager at Goodal. Maccaron will unlock the guide to the perfect use of Vitamin C in your skincare routine.
Vitamin C is simply a water-soluble nutrient that acts as an antioxidant in the body by protecting cells by the damage caused by free radicals (known as oxidative damage). This, of course, includes skin cells — vitamin C can help to fight free radicals and prevent damage caused by ultraviolet light (AKA sun damage)
- What is Vitamin C and What Are The Skincare Benefits of Vitamin C?
Vitamin C has many benefits when used on the skin. Not only is vitamin C good at fading hyperpigmentation and general skin brightening — it also can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps boost collagen production and fade post-acne marks (post-inflammatory inflammation). Lastly, it increases the effectiveness of sunscreens and reduces sun damage.
2. When To Use Vitamin C In Your Skincare Routine?
You can apply your vitamin C serum either in the morning or in the evening. Many people prefer to apply it during their morning routine due to its photo-protective effects. It only boosts your sunscreen protection.
When you apply your vitamin C serum in your routine, apply it after using your cleansers or pH balancing toner, and before applying any hydrating products such as a hydrating toner or products with oils or fats in them – such as a moisturizer or sunscreen. If you are using other products in your routine, you would apply the vitamin C serum first, followed by BHA and last, AHA. Don’t forget to wait 15-20 minutes after applying your vitamin C serum before you proceed to apply the next product in your routine, because vitamin C requires a 15-20 minute absorption window.
3. How to use Vitamin C products properly?
Since all antioxidants, including vitamin C, are extremely weak in air and light, when choosing products containing antioxidants, make sure they are sealed and in opaque containers and that the lid fits well.
Also, high levels of vitamin C are not necessarily good. Since overuse can cause skin irritation compared to excessive concentration or recommended usage, it is recommended to apply the product to the skin with normal concentration rather than to select a product with high concentration from the beginning and try a product with a higher concentration gradually when the skin accepts it well.
Finally, there can be side effects when used with products containing vitamin C and retinol (vitamin A), or with exfoliating ingredients such as AHA and BHA. Especially, high levels of pure vitamin C can reduce the effectiveness of vitamin A when used together. Also, when used with exfoliating components such as AHA, which is also acidic, it can be more irritating.
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Hope you got ultimate insights on how and when to use Vitamin C in your skincare routine and Maccaron will update you with more amazing tips and hacks to get that flawless glowy skin.
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