Vitamin C serum is safe and effective for oily skin, dry skin, and all skin types.
- Uneven skin tone.
- Hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and blemishes.
- Sagging skin.
- Wrinkles and fine lines (as it increases collagen production).
- Environmental stressors andfree radical damage.
- Acne scarring.
- Eye puffiness, bags, dark circles, and crow’s feet.
Table of Contents
- 1 Is Vitamin C serum good for oily skin?
- 2 How to Choose the Best Vitamin C Serum for Oily Skin
- 3 How to Use Vitamin C Serum
- 4 Conclusion
Is Vitamin C serum good for oily skin?
- Oily skin protects itself well from signs of aging, I mean, who doesn’t want some of that magic?
- It is resilient,
- And it is hardly suffering from sensitivity.
- Boosts collagen levels in your skin, which helps reduce signs of aging.
- Protects the skin from free radical and sun damage.
- Helps fade pigmentation and dark spots and provides the skin with a youthful glow.
- Evens out skin tone.
- Improves skin texture.
- Helps the fast healing of acne scars, blemishes, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation by increasing the skin cell turnover rate.
- Reduces the appearance of dark circles.
How to Choose the Best Vitamin C Serum for Oily Skin
- L-ascorbic acid (water-soluble, a stable form of vitamin C),
- Sodium ascorbyl phosphate or Magnesium ascorbyl phosphate (water-soluble),
- Ascorbyl palmitate (fat-soluble),
- Tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate (fat-soluble), etc.
Here are some factors to take into account while choosing the best vitamin C serum for you:
Type of Vitamin C Serum
Percent concentration of vitamin C in the serum
When choosing a serum, it’s essential also to make sure that it has the right concentration. Most serums in the market come with 10 to 20% concentration, such as those that contain L-ascorbic acid.
But the ideal percent concentration of vitamin c for oily skin (L-ascorbic acid) should be between 5 to 20%.
Though vitamin E is usually combined with vitamin C for its potent antioxidant properties, it is not recommended for oily skin as it is an oil-soluble vitamin and therefore can clog the pores.
Water-based or oil-based
The difference between water-based and oil-based vitamin C serums is that water-based vitamin C serum is more absorbent, but it oxidizes quickly, which means that it has a short shelf life, on the other hand, oil-based vitamin C serum absorbs slowly but lasts longer.
However, the best vitamin C serum, especially for oily skin, is the water-based one as it gives instant results and it is much lighter than the oil-based one.
How to Use Vitamin C Serum
Cleanse and wash your face in the morning, dry with a clean face towel, take a few drops of Vitamin C serum and apply on your face and neck, massage gently. Allow the serum to penetrate the skin before applying your moisturizer. You can now put on some sunscreen. If you wear makeup, from there, you can do your usual makeup routine. If not, you can last the whole day with the few drops you have applied and enjoy your popping skin.
You can use vitamin C serum in the morning and evening if you don’t have a history of allergies or sensitive skin.
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