Hi, my name is Leah and I suffer from dry skin. So dry, I have been applying moisturizer to my face multiple times a day this month. And I don’t just mean multiple as in once in the morning and once in the evening. Oh no, Monday I was home due to a blizzard and I think I applied moisturizer 5 times before noon! Funny thing is, I stumbled on the miracle product that fixed all this dryness back in November. And then I ran out of it. And then my Amazon order got cancelled. Well good news! My second Amazon order delivered yesterday and my poor dry face has been feeling so much better since!
What is this magic product? A vitamin C serum. And I had no idea it would help my moisture (or lack thereof) issues. I originally looked into it after hearing from a holistic plastic surgeon about an easy anti-aging skincare routine. It was right before my 29th birthday. He said at minimum one should use a vitamin C serum followed by an SPF moisturizer in the morning. Vitamin C helps protect the skin from day to day life (like pollutants and poor air quality). But it also is an antioxidant that can help build collagen and repair the skin. Most of the things I read about it just said brighter, healthier skin was achieved. I had no idea how it would change my moisturizing dilemmas in the most amazing way!
See, since last winter, I have been purchasing moisturizers for women twice my age. Those are the only ones that have helped my face feel tolerable. I completely gave up on an SPF moisturizer last summer because they just did not quench my thirst! I was excited about Olay Whips but that ended up making my nose peel like crazy. No one wants a flakey nose, no one. But in November I got my first bottle of Mad Hippie Vitamin C Serum. There are lots of brands out there but I liked that this one was rated well on EWG.
For the first few weeks I actually used it both morning and night. I used maybe half a dropper full, rubbed between clean hands, then applied to my entire face and neck. After application, I used moisturizer as normal. And I started using SPF moisturizer again without any dryness! I still use my old lady moisturizer at night.
For the first time since I can remember, by using this serum, I did not have any dryness. Any moisturizer I used worked great! Unless you’ve experienced dry skin yourself, you have no idea how amazing this is!
Based on research out there for vitamin C serums and my own experience, I would totally recommend trying it for whatever skin issues you may have. And if these -50 below windchills are drying your skin out – then give it a few applications and notice the difference! Your skin will thank you.
Stay warm friends! And well moisturized! ?