Are you putting Vitamin C on your face?
Wait, so I put it ON my face?
I am constantly asked what the main staples of my skincare routine are. There are so many products to choose from, how are you supposed to know which ones you actually need? Let me fill you in on a little secret:
How do you go about preventing the signs of aging? Antioxidants. It doesn't matter your age, your skin type, or how many other products you are using, if you want to work on correcting AND preventing signs of aging, you must be using an antioxidant. They work to prevent free radicals (skin aging elements) from forming and protect skin from environmental stress (pollution, UV, smoke).
My favorite staple just so happens to be Vitamin C, and it is available in so many forms (creams, serums, oils) so you can always find one to suit your preference. Here are my top three recommended brands.
For the oily skin girl:
If you don't like the feel of ANYTHING on your skin, this ones for you. It is a blend of 10% Vitamin C, 2% Phloretin (an antioxidant derived from apple tree bark), and 0.5% ferulic acid. It comes in a liquid dropper, so it literally feels like you are putting water on your face. Three drops and you're done.
For the normal skin girl:
A super silky and lightweight serum that leaves your skin primed for makeup. I LOVE how this one feels. Along with Vitamin C, this one also contains Vitamin A and E. This entire line of products contains Multiple Human Stem Cell Technology, which helps to rebuild the skin's structure and enhances the skin's own healthy activity.
for the normal/dry skin girl:
If you are in need of a bit more moisture, this one is for you. This formula glides on skin like silk, leaving it hydrated and protected. It contains Vitamin C, hyaluronic acid (which holds 1,000 times its weight in water) and vitamin B5 to soothe, heal, and regenerate skin.
When do you apply it?
Antioxidants are best utilized in the daytime, when they able to actively protect your skin. After cleansing, apply your Vitamin C, then apply moisturizers and SPF. Thats it! You've now got a preventative layer of protection on your skin.