If you get sun regularly, even if you are indoors, it's still causing damage to your skin. So what you need to incorporate into your skincare routine is Vitamin C. What exactly is Vitamin C, and how does your skin benefit from it?
First, let's explain what Vitamin C is. As you age, collagen production in your skin decreases. Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is a powerful antioxidant. Antioxidants are great because they target free radicals in the skin that break down collagen and elastin, which causes wrinkles.
Now that you know what Vitamin C is, how do you use it?
First, make sure your face is clean. You don't want makeup or oil on your face when you apply Vitamin C. Once that's taken care of, it's time to get out of the shower and dry off. Once you're dry, apply the Vitamin C serum. If you want to use an additional moisturizer or oil after that, feel free. Make sure to use sunscreen during the day, as Vitamin C doesn't replace that.
Now that your Vitamin C serum is on let's talk about how to use it.
First, you want to apply it right after cleansing your skin. Your skin needs time to absorb the product working its way into your pores. You want it working all day, so you can put on some makeup right after, and you're good to go.
Apply a pea-sized amount of serum after toner. Some people recommend using it twice a day, but you can use it every other day if you want to lessen the chance of irritation. Always start slow when incorporating a new product into your routine to play it safe.
How long does it take for Vitamin C to start working?
There are two types of Vitamin C serums. One is a cream, and the other is a liquid. Most creams take longer to work because it needs time to absorb into your skin. The liquid Vitamin C serums start working right away.
Now that you know all about using Vitamin C, it's time to incorporate it into your Cobalt skincare routine.