Where Should I Add A Vitamin C Serum In My Morning Skincare Routine?
Different people have different skin types and even though you can’t take a “one size fits all” approach to skincare products, there is definitely an optimal order of applying universally applicable skincare products. Whether your skin is oily, dry, or combination, if you don’t layer your skincare products in the right way, you could render them useless, or worse, have a reaction that irritates your skin.
This is especially true when using skincare products that contain a high concentration of Vitamin C like Vitamin C serums. Vitamin C skincare products are used to revive your skin’s glow and give you healthy and radiant skin with an even complexion. Even though Vitamin C is safe to use on all skin types (read here to know about the many benefits of Vitamin C for different skin types!), these products can react with other ingredients and acids if not used correctly. By applying products in the right order, you are making sure they work to their full potential and you get the most out of each product. When it comes to the morning time, your skincare routine should be simple and focus on getting bright and glowing skin that is protected from the sun. Read on to know a step-by-step morning skincare routine that harnesses the power of Vitamin C to prepare your skin for the day ahead.
We know you already know this, but hear us out just one more time. For your Vitamin C skincare products to properly absorb and work its magic, you need skin that is totally clean and free of the previous night’s skincare products and all the excess sebum your skin produced overnight. Use a gentle and effective cleanser like the Garnier Light Complete Facewash to give your skin an instant boost of freshness and radiance. Want something milder? Swap out the facewash for Micellar Cleansing Water to clean your face without rinsing it with water.
Back in the day, toners were full of strong chemicals and alcohol that would leave your skin dry, tight, and uncomfortable. But not anymore! Today, toners are made with gentle, hydrating ingredients that nourish your skin while preparing it for the skincare ingredients that follow. Some toners also act as chemical exfoliants that gently peel away dead skin cells to improve your skin’s texture. Ideally preferred by those with oily skin, our dry skin readers can use moisturizing toners as well. To use a toner, simply soak a cotton pad with the toner and gently swipe it across freshly cleansed face and neck. Or you can also pour a few drops of the toner into your palms and tap it into your skin.
3. Vitamin C Serum
This is probably the most important step where your skin gets an intense boost of concentrated active ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin to work their magic. Face serums have to be applied before thicker creams to absorb into the skin better as moisturizers create a barrier on the skin that these lightweight serums cannot penetrate. One of the most popular ingredients for face serums is Vitamin C. Vitamin C serums are perfect for when you want healthy and radiant skin that glows from within. If you want a bright and spot-free complexion, try the new Garnier Light Complete Vitamin C Booster Serum. This Vitamin C Serum instantly brightens your face and reduces dark spots in colour, density, and size in just three days. Once you apply the Vitamin C Serum on your face, wait for a couple of minutes before moving on to the other Vitamin C skincare products.
4. Eye Cream
Eye creams also tend to be lighter than moisturizers (and thicker than face serums!) which is why they are the 4th step in your morning skincare routine. Another optional product, eye creams are especially helpful when you wake up with tired and puffy eyes that need an instant lift. The Garnier Light Complete Eye Roll-On contains rejuvenating and hydrating ingredients that cool stressed ayes and brighten the under-eye area. What’s more, the unique roller ball can be used to massage the under-eye area to de-puff those pesky under-eye bags. Here is a bonus tip for you – Keep the Garnier Eye Roll-On in the fridge before using it to enjoy the ultra-cooling sensation of the metal tip and instantly refresh your under-eye area.
If you have oily skin and you think you can skip this step and jump to the next, think again. Regardless of your skin type, a moisturizer has to be a part of your daily skincare routine. Like other Vitamin C skincare products, a vitamin-c rich moisturizer will hydrate your skin while leaving it visibly radiant. The Garnier Light Complete Serum Cream with SPF40 is enriched with a high concentrate of Japanese Yuzu Lemon to brighten your skin and give you a glowing complexion. And that’s not all, the SPF40 shields your skin from the harsh sun rays. And just hydrating your face is not enough, you need to moisturize your body too. Use the Garnier Light Complete Moisturizing Serum-In-Lotion to intensely moisturize the skin and make it feel soft, supple, and nourished all day. The Light Complete Lotion also has UVA/UVB filters that protect the skin from the harmful effects of the sun.
You finally made it to the end! Sunscreen is the absolute last step in your skincare routine and is a must if you want to protect your skin from dark spots, sunburn, and premature ageing. When paired with vitamin c skin care products, the benefits of sunscreens are multiplied and you get more bang for your bucks! Slather a generous amount of sunscreen on your face, neck, and other exposed parts of your body. And yes, you have to use it even on the gloomy, cloudy days! On days where you’re feeling a little lazy (we’ve all been there!) and you don’t want to layer another product, make sure to use a body lotion and face cream with SPF to still keep your skin protected. The Garnier Light Complete Serum Cream with SPF40 and the Light Complete Body Lotion is perfect for when you want nourishment and sun-protection in one!
Bonus Step – Ever pulled an all-nighter only to wake up to dull and tired-looking skin? Need to brighten your complexion and bring back the lost radiance? Treat your skin to a sheet mask to instantly refresh your face and add a glow to your skin. The Garnier Light Complete Serum Sheet Mask is perfect for when your complexion needs an extra hand in the morning. Simply put on the sheet mask on freshly cleansed skin, leave it on for 15 minutes while you do some of your morning chores, and remove to reveal hydrated, glowing, and younger-looking skin!
Now that wasn’t so difficult, was it? While it might seem overwhelming at first, once you start using these skincare products in your everyday routine, they will soon become second nature. Apply these products in the right order and achieve healthy and glowing skin with this simple six-step morning routine.