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What is the Best Time to Use Vitamin C Serum, Morning or Night?

Millions of women are using a powerful vitamin C serum as part of their daily skin care routine and you want in on the benefits--but where do you start? 

Do not fret, everything you need to know about vitamin C serums and when to use them is spelled out for you below.

The Benefits of Vitamin C

If you have been around long enough then you are most likely up on the health benefits of having a diet high in Vitamin C. Your mother probably told you when you were young to drink your orange juice, or gave you a vitamin C supplement to help amp up your immune system when you started showing signs of a cold. These are things we know to do to heal our body on the inside, but vitamin C is a powerhouse when it comes to healing and protecting your body's largest organ located on the outside: your skin. 

Vitamin C is a wonder vitamin that can help your skin in many ways you might not even be cognizant of, and there are actually a plethora of products that use all different forms and types of vitamin C to take advantage of its benefits. Vitamin C is an incredibly powerful antioxidant that can help with skin health from the inside out!

Why All the Serum Hype?

If you pay attention to beauty blogs and skin care websites then you have presumably already heard of Vitamin C Serum. There are serums galore on the market today from a vast array of skin care companies that promise to brighten and correct an uneven skin tone, protect your face from skin damaging stressors and toxins, reduce the visible effects of sun damage, replenish firmness, and work to reduce the signs of aging, and guess what--these serums actually work.

To achieve the best results from a serum it should be applied to the skin of the face and neck after properly cleansing and patting dry in the morning and at night. 

Proper use of vitamin C serum can make for fuller, plumper, tighter, and dewy skin. However, it’s very important to keep in mind the proper use portion of this statement. Serums have a special place in the skincare routine, and while it may feel intuitive to add them last to help add a sealing layer on top of your other products, they actually belong a lot earlier in the process. 

You should always start by removing all of your makeup, either with makeup remover wipes or even a nourishing rosehip oil for a more all-natural method. Then, use a cleanser to remove oil and dirt from the surface of your skin. Next, use your toner to help further deep cleanse your skin to get deep down to debris that’s been compacted into your pores. Add a nourishing eye cream as your first layer of product. Now it’s time to add on your serum. Rub it into your skin using circular massaging motions, and then finish off with your favorite moisturizer! For an added bonus, either ensure that your moisturizer has SPF to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays (whether it’s sunny or not!), or make sure to add in a light sunscreen as your very last step. 

This series of steps is important not only because it ensures that you are doing everything you can to have a thorough, nourishing routine that really boosts your skin health, but it also makes sure that you’re using products in an order that they can all work to their maximum benefit without other products in the process interfering. Could you imagine putting a thick layer of moisturizer first before your serum had a chance to do its thing? 

Now that you know when and how to use serum, it’s time to get excited about the tangible benefits it has to offer. Our serum in particular:

  • Helps fight the appearance of dark spots and sun damage
  • Evens out skin tone
  • Promotes a healthy glow
  • Reduces the appearance of age spots and wrinkles
  • Benefits people with all skin types 
  • Absorbs quickly and deeply
  • High concentrated active ingredients

Our serum works best because it is paired with other potent ingredients that work together for that overall brightening and nourishing effect on your skin. 

Antioxidants like ferulic ccid protect skin purity by lessening the appearance of fine lines, dark spots, age spots, and wrinkles over time. 

Jojoba oil acts as an occlusive when used in skin care and can reduce the appearance of redness by soothing and calming your skin. Jojoba oil is also non-comedogenic which means that it will not clog your pores like some other occlusive oils.   

Vitamin E gives the skin a more youthful appearance and the vitamin has also been shown to reduce some of the common signs of aging, like wrinkles and fine lines. When combined with vitamin C in a serum it can help revitalize sun damaged skin and can aid in the visible reduction of scars and burns.

Green tea is another helpful ingredient commonly used not only for its caffeine, which can re-energize your skin, but also for its richness in antioxidants and polyphenols, which collectively work to provide nourishment and protection all at once. 

Aloe vera plant has been used for centuries in skincare, and today it is a common additive to many serums. It acts to soothe skin, especially when the skin has been damaged by the sun. Aloe vera absorbs easily into the skin and is a great moisturizing agent for all skin types. It can also provide cooling and soothing benefits to healthy skin for added moisture.

Glycerin, or glycerol, when used in moisturizers, glycerin acts as a humectant, which means that it takes water from the environment around you and uses it to hydrate your skin. When used in combination with occlusive ingredients glycerin can trap water into the skin to deliver continued hydration. 

A good vitamin C serum above all uses the right combo of ingredients to help keep the skin firm and plump while brightening tone and complexion. 

The combinations used in our serum’s formula are especially designed to help fight the signs of premature aging by nourishing your skin and brightening and evening out your overall skin tone. The humectants contained in the serum will absorb deeply into your skin and help it to retain lasting hydration. This in turn will never leave your skin feeling dried out or flaky. 

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With all of these benefits it is no wonder that millions of women have been using quality face serums as a regular part of their beauty routines. 

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Now you can consider yourself well versed in the topic of topical vitamin C and vitamin C serums. Remember to use it in the morning and at night to receive the optimal results the antioxidants can deliver to your skin after thoroughly removing dirt, oil, skin debris and makeup with a good cleansing product. And, always moisturize after the serum dries to keep your skin hydrated.

If you’re looking to add more vitamin C into your routine on top of using a serum, or if you’re looking for something a little less concentrated than a serum, look no further than our collection of botanically-derived vitamin C beauty products for high quality ingredients at an affordable price!

Sources:

https://www.byrdie.com/sodium-ascorbyl-phosphate-for-skin-4768741

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325801

https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/vitamin-c-serum-benefits