Hyaluronic Acid Serum & Vitamin C Serum

In this post, I’m going to reveal the single biggest reason why some vitamin c and hyaluronic acid serum products really can make you look years younger while others are prone to irritating side effects and allergic reactions

Please read this article until the end because I will also show you a powerful yet incredibly simple beauty trick to vastly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your face.

This is something that’s completely overlooked by a staggering 99% of women before applying their anti-aging cosmetics each day.

Finally, if having read this article you do decide to go ahead and buy a bottle of either vitamin C or hyaluronic acid serum.

What Are Vitamin C Serum And Hyaluronic Acid Serum?

vitamin c serumSo what are these popular anti-aging skin products and why are they so effective at reducing fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

Well, the active ingredients in both vitamin C and hyaluronic acid serum are proven to prevent and repair free radical damage to the skin protect against UV sun damage and stimulate collagen production.

When applied topically, all of these benefits add up to a potent anti-aging solution that’s used to combat and even reverse the signs of aging on your face.

Vitamin c serum and hyaluronic acid serum are branded and sold separately in their own right although some manufacturers cleverly combine the two ingredients into one all-encompassing product – the length of time from when you start using the serums until you see results varies with each person.

While some people noticed changes in their skin texture as soon as three to four weeks of consistent use, it may take others a little longer.

How To Choose The Best Anti-Aging Serum?

anti-aging serumGiven the rapid rise in popularity of both vitamin C serum and hyaluronic acid serum over the past few years, it’s no surprise that the market for these anti-aging cosmetics has exploded – yet while some products are extremely effective at creating a youthful and rejuvenated appearance the vast majority promised way more than they can actually deliver.

Certain cosmetics may even cause more harm to your skin than good, so how do you pick the right vitamin c and hyaluronic acid serum products with such a vast selection to choose from.

Well before considering anything else the very first thing to check is the percentage concentration of each ingredient within their respective serums.

For example, there’s no point buying a bottle that is marketed as vitamin c serum when vitamin c is listed as one of the smallest components of the product.

Conversely, too much vitamin c in a bottle can cause allergic reactions – it’s also unlikely that your skin will be able to absorb as much of the antioxidant.

The golden rule is, of course, to check before you buy and if the percentage concentration isn’t advertised, it’s worth contacting the manufacturer to find out.
Vitamin c serum you should ideally opt for a bottle that contains between 10 to 20% vitamin c and for hyaluronic acid serum a concentration of between 2 to 4% hyaluronic acid [1] is generally regarded as the most effective.

Other factors to consider are the stability of the ingredients the pH level and the durability of the packaging.

Particularly, for vitamin c serum which can oxidize without an airtight UV-protected bottle if in doubt take a good look at the customer reviews online.

Paying particular attention to what others say about the overall absorption rate of each product and how quickly it penetrates the skin.

Using Vitamin C or Hyaluronic Acid Serum For The First Time?

When you first begin using either vitamin C serum or hyaluronic acid serum, a little stinging and mild irritation is completely normal – for most people, this will subside as you get used to the treatment.

Although there are exceptions and if the irritation persists you may need to downgrade to a less potent serum to make it more tolerable, likewise, some products containing high levels of silicones and fillers can be problematic for women with acne prone or sensitive skin.

In this case, we recommend using the serum sparingly or discontinuing their use completely if you suffer breakouts, on the whole however the side-effects from using either vitamin c serum or hyaluronic acid serum are mild.

Assuming you have done your research and bought a high-quality product and provided you allow your skin time to gradually adjust to each serum, you can generally avoid complications.

If after a few months of consistent use, you’re still not happy with the result you may wish to switch to an alternative product. But before doing so please make sure your lack of progress is not a result of something closer to home.

skincare mistake

#1 Skincare Mistake

What most people don’t realize is that only 25 to 30 percent of the skin aging process is genetically determined, this means that you can control the rate of fine line and wrinkle formation on your skin way more than you might have thought, of course, it’s vitally important to use the most effective anti-aging cosmetics available while protecting your skin from harmful UV rays, a healthy diet and regular exercise are also essential to maintaining a youthful complexion.

Smoking and alcohol consumption should, of course, be limited – yet despite the widespread recognition of the above, there is still one huge mistake that millions upon millions of women and men across the world continue to make in their fight against premature aging.

#2 They have never learned how to cleanse properly.

It seems too simple to be true but making just one or two minor changes to your cleansing regime can prevent years worth of wrinkles, sagging skin and pigmentation issues no matter what else you do to combat the signs of aging.

The correct way to cleanse your skin

What I’m about to show you is our best practice cleansing regime, a simple step-by-step process for cleaning your face without causing unnecessary dryness, irritation or inflammation.

Of course, we are all different and what works well for the majority of people might not necessarily work so well for you and your skin.

That said you will never experience the full anti-aging benefits of any cosmetic product without proper skin cleansing, so please listen carefully as you may be inadvertently damaging your appearance every single day without even knowing it.

# 1 – Remove Makeup

Using makeup wipes gently remove any eyeliner, mascara and foundation, ensuring your face is completely clear of makeup this first step is only necessary in the evening when you’ll want to remove everything from the day of your skin including SPF sunscreens

#2 – Wash Your Hand

Wash your hands thoroughly with a mild soap to remove any excess dirt and bacteria if you skip this step the residue from your hands will be transferred to your face.

#3 – Dispense Cleanser

Place a small sized amount of cleanser on your hands, use a lightweight pH balanced cleanser that is not too strong or abrasive on your skin.
Never use soap on your face as this is likely to strip away your skin’s natural oils.

#4 – Cleanse Your Face

Moisten your skin with a few drops of lukewarm water then lather the cleanser and gently apply to your face, use your fingertips in a circular motion.

Remembering that your jawline is not the finish line apply an equal amount to your neck and decollete.

#5 – Rinse Cleaner

Rinse the cleanser thoroughly, remembering to rinse commonly missed areas such as your hairline, neck and the sides of your nose.

Use lukewarm water only, rinsing your face with cold water to close your pores is a myth water that is either too hot or too cold will only shock and irritate your skin causing broken capillaries.

#6 – Dry Face and Neck

Using a soft clean towel gently pat your skin dry, rubbing can feel really good but it tugs and pulls your face and neck which puts your elastin at risk.

This is the final step of your cleansing regime, for best results we now recommend applying a lightweight natural toner to your skin such as pure rose water.

This will help to calm inflammation as well as balance, refresh and hydrate your face and neck.

To maximize absorption and help seal in moisture, apply vitamin C serum or hyaluronic acid serum immediately after cleansing and toning while your skin is still damp, waiting until your skin is completely dry will make it harder for the active ingredients within the serums to sink in.

Follow with a high-quality natural moisturizer such as fig seed oil or 100% pure argan oil.

Finally and most importantly add a good-quality broad-spectrum sunscreen over your entire face and neck in the morning only.

This will help to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays now and wrinkles and hyperpigmentation [2] in the future.

You can then apply your makeup and head out the door with smooth glowing skin that is ready for the day ahead.