When it comes to skin care, there are a lot of options in the market today. How do you know which ones are good and which ones are bad? Unfortunately, this is a multi-billion dollar industry and there are more than a few companies who produce serums that are not effective in the hopes of duping some people into buying them.
Now, this doesn’t meant that you are suspicious of everything and let yourself go. No, our skin is the largest organ in the body and whether people will admit it or not, is being judged by people constantly. Although beauty is not everything, it is something and you will find that there are a lot of advantages that come when you take care of yourself well.
Although there are literally hundreds of products out there that it is so hard to choose from, you can’t go wrong with going as organic as possible. Vitamins and amino acids that are helpful to the skin’s natural cell renewal process help revitalize your skin and make you look younger and fresher. Keep in mind that as we age, our skin also loses a lot of its elasticity and ability to regenerate cells quickly. This is why older people have wrinkles and sagging skin.
Vitamins C is especially beneficial to the skin. Vitamin C plays a major role in collagen synthesis and as some of you might know already, collagen is the protein that is responsible for skin cell renewal and keeping the skin supple and young looking. That means that vitamin C on the skin will significantly help in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as keep it supple and firm.
Aside from the abovementioned benefits, vitamin C is also known for its ability to correct hyperpigmentation. Sometimes constant exposure to the sun results in sun spots and blotchy skin. Studies have shown that vitamin C that is applied to these areas help make it lighter and more even toned. Don’t worry if you are trying to get a tan. It only works on the hyperpigmentation problem areas and will not whiten the whole skin, which will only enhance the flaws.
Not all vitamin C based facial tonics are excellent however. Look for 20 vitamin C serum for face, or vitamin C serums which have about 20% concentration on the said product. 10% or less than 20% vitamin C and it will not get absorbed in the skin too much. This means that you just wasted your money and effort with a substandard product that would have worked, but ultimately didn’t. Don’t scrimp on something as important as your skin. Find the best one that you can and use it religiously until you see the results.
It’s not difficult to apply these serums for the face. Cleanse your face with a mild facial wash, then pat dry. With your middle and ring finger (these apply the lightest pressure), gently massage the serum all over your face, in an upward motion. Don’t forget your neck. Let it sit for about 10 minutes so that your skin can absorb all the nutrients in the serum. Apply sunscreen and make-up as usual.