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It is the day after I have reached the Big “30”. The night long party is over and I have just woken up to the aftermath of the same. I have bags under my eyes. My room is strewn with gifts and the house with plates and glasses and needs cleaning. But all that can wait. I have taken an off today and it's going to be a lazy day of reminiscing and reflections.
The built up and planning for the 30th Birthday had hardly left me with time to contemplate what leaving behind one decade and moving into another signifies. While mentally it may not make too much of a difference except people expecting you to act mature (which had nothing to do with age). Physically, we start seeing noticeable changes in body and face aka skin. You realize that you aren’t always going to be young. Your metabolism slows down, collagen and elastin production reduces resulting in loss of elasticity of skin, appearance of brown dark spot on face or hyperpigmentation. Hyaluronic acid production reduces leaving your skin feeling drier, and the first signs of ageing starts to appear - wrinkles and crow’s feet etc . I was showing all signs of these, though very minor ones.
Its never to early too start a skincare routine. Ideally, the best time to actually start a healthy skin care routine is in your twenties, when you can slow down aging by applying skin friendly natural products like anti ageing cream or and face serum such as kumkumadi tailam or vitamin c face serum. Any later than that and you are trying to repair the damages which have already happened, while trying to prevent new ones. But when you are in the prime of youth, skin care is the least important as you feel as if you have drunk from the fountain of youth.
What is a Vitamin C face serum?
In this new age of sci-fi like pandemic, we have been bombarded with the importance of Vitamin C as an immunity Booster. But is that all that it can do? Is it only useful to us when ingested? What if it is applied topically? What benefits would be gained from it? What is this vitamin C face serum that I have been hearing about? What’s the buzz all about?
Face serums are essentially lightweight moisturizers for face, that are packed with potent goodness which is delivered topically to the face. A vitamin C face serum essentially delivers vitamin C to the top most layer of skin i.e. the epidermis layer. Epidermis layer does not have any blood capillaries to carry ingested Vitamin C to the surface. So, a face serum rich in Vitamin C, a Vitamin C Face Serum, is the best way to deliver it to this layer.
Benefits of Vitamin C Face Serum
Wondering, what are the benefits of Vitamin C Face Serum? Our experts have tried to enumerate some of them for you:
- Vitamin C face serum prevents appearance of lines and wrinkles
As we age, the production of collagen and elastin reduces. Face serums or face oils are essential skincare products to keep our skin looking and feeling firm and tight and keeping wrinkles at bay. Vitamin C face serum boosts the production of both collagen and elastin. It aids in skin’s natural regeneration and damage repair process resulting in glowing, youthful skin. And overtime helps reduce and slow down the occurrence of wrinkles. In addition to the vitamin c face serum, one could add natural anti-aging products like anti aging men’s cream and saffron cream.
Dark spots on face and an uneven skin tone plagues most as we progress in years. This is due to the increase in the production of melanin which is responsible for the appearance of dark spot on face and hyper pigmentation. Vitamin C inhibits the production of Melanin and it helps to reduce dark spot on face and hyper pigmentation and clear and brighten the complexion. Plant based vitamin C serum therefore gives the skin an even tone.
- Vitamin C face serum protects against effects of UV and air pollutants
Exposure to UV light and air pollutants results in the production of free radicals which damages the cells leading to photo ageing. We are well aware that Vitamin C is an excellent antioxidant, whether ingested or applied topically. Dried orange peel homemade packs have been a favourite “Dadi / Nani ma ka nuskha” (grandma’s home remedy) due to this reason. Vitamin C essentially neutralizes free radicals thus preventing damage to the cells.
However, Vitamin C face serum, while they help to prevent damage by UV rays, are not a replacement for sun screens. A sunscreen must be used after a Vitamin C Face serum is applied for protection. Sunscreen body lotion with minimum SPF 30 should be used at all times to protect the skin from damaging UVA and UVB sun rays.
- Vitamin C face serum prevents acne
Many a youth are affected by acne and it even follows some into later years. While in younger years it may be a result of hormonal changes. In later years, it may be due to eating habits, diet, stress and environment. Vitamin C face serum has anti-inflammatory properties that helps to prevent acne and heal the acne scars. It can help to reduce the redness and swelling caused by acne break out and keeps the skin hydrated. However, one can go for other natural face serums like Kumkumadi serum , that is made with natural ingredients and has no side effects.
- Vitamin C face serum is a skin hydration source
Most Vitamin C face serums contain hyaluronic acid which essentially help to hydrate the skin and keep dryness at bay, such as Blue Nectar vitamin c face serum. It gives the skin a plump, rosy and healthy look. As the skin regains moisture, it smoothens the wrinkles and fine lines disappear. It improves the elasticity of the skin with moisture regain, keeping you looking younger. To fight skin pigmentation, dark spot on face, wrinkles, and other skin issues, Blue Nectar night cream, for ultra-hydration and skin restoration, works well. It works on all skin types and slowly hydrates skin over the period of several hours at night.
Plant based vitamin C in skincare
It’s recommended to use products that are not chemical based because they can have adverse effect on the skin. Therefore, using skincare products made from Amla, Hyaluronic Acid, Wheat Germ Oil and Almond Oil are free of toxins and has no side effects and works like magic. These organic, and powerful ingredients boost Vitamin's efficacy, offering skin that is more radiant and even in tone.
Kumkumadi face serum Vs Vitamin C face serum
Kumkumadi tailam and vitamin C face serum are both famous for their remarkable skin-care properties. They provide you a more radiant, glowing skin by fading dark spot on face, scars, pigmentation, and tan, and reducing acne breakouts.
Ageing is a natural process. Using vitamin C face serum on a regular basis can help to slow it down. A face serum is the most common form of Vitamin C skincare product. The antioxidant in Vitamin C Face Serum helps in preventing the appearance of dark spot on face. There are various ingredients and actives which you should keep in mind before using a face serum. We would recommend you to use Blue Nectar Vitamin C Face Serum, that is made with natural, plant-based Vitamin C and other 9 ayurvedic herbs and plant based hyaluronic acid to keep skin tissues healthy, lubricated, and moist. It helps your skin regain its youthful look.
Kumkumadi tailam or kumkumadi face glowing oil has been used since ancient times to brighten dull skin and restore pigmentation. Face oil has a magical effect on the skin. For best results, use Blue Nectar Kumkumadi face glowing oil, that is made with 26 ayurvedic herbs, like saffron, manjistha, and sandalwood many more, and is very effective in removing dark spot on face, leaving skin that is bright and spotless.
Vitamin C face brightness cream
Vitamin C face brightness cream delivers intense hydration and helps in the restoration of naturally brighter-looking skin. However, it is important to pick a natural face brightening cream over one that is chemical based because these chemical based products have adverse effects on the skin. Blue Nectar Vitamin C face brightness cream (that is available for men and women), is formulated with ayurvedic ingredients like Yashad Bhasm, Apricot Oil, Kewra, and Ashwagandha. This face brightener cream not only soothes your skin but also helps in hydrating and brightening the skin. This ayurvedic vitamin c face brightness cream has no side effects and is completely safe to use for all skin types.
Skin Care Tips
Tip 1: Do a Patch Test
Vitamin C face serum is safe for all skin types. However, like all skin care products, you must do a patch test with this as well. And it’s best to utilize small quantities in the beginning. Also, one should never over do the usage of any product. Excess is not necessarily good and can have side effects.
Tip 2: Cleanse & Tone
The face should be washed with an ayurvedic face wash and toned with face tonic before the use of Vitamin C face serum. Use a moisturizer for face or an Eladi day cream after applying Vitamin C Face Serum . Sunscreens should be used if stepping out of the house. It would take about 6-8 weeks of regular usage of a product before effects are visible.
Tip 3: Act now!
It’s time for me to change my skin care routine and add the magic of the Vitamin C Face Serum to keep my skin looking bright, young and fresh and delay the effects of aging . Oh Well! Might as well go shopping as it’s my leisure day and I do owe it to.
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