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I have posted a brief topic about this today already but wanted to repeat this so here goes
after reading smart skin care sight i have read on the one of the forum post that if you have thin skin like myself you should not use vitamin c products as this will thin skin even more and products with exfoliantes in them eg is clinical youth serum etc you should keep away from these products!

I have also heard that having a skin peel can thicken the layers of the skin and massage of course!!

I have just ordered a facial massage dvd!

However my main concern is do i not use the vitamin c as obviously i dont want to make my skin thinner, at the moment i am not until i have looked into this properly?!!:


Any feed back or advice on this would be great, also if it is recommended for me not to use the vit c is it possible for me to make up my own peptide serum, i have heard in some cases that using matrix etc can give your skin a better reaction in terms of anti aging than a retinol based product!??


Who knows is this is true or not but as i said any feedback would be great thankyou
 

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I've not seen any real data to support that about C and thin skin. I guess if you had abnormally thin skin it could be an issue. Seems to me it would have the opposite effect. Only things I've read are side effects such as stinging, burning, oxidized serums,
 

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I dont think i have abnormally think skin but however i just wanted to check this one out as obviously dont want to over do it!

As i said it was just in one of the forum sites so am trying to investigate this one a bit more myself!!:

All i can do is try it i suppose and see how skin reacts

Thanksanyway!
 

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Why would exfoliation be bad for thin skin? Unless you're using sandpaper, the only skin you're supposed to be removing during exfoliation is dead skin cells anyways. We're talking a few microns thin here, so it shouldn't made a difference other than making the skin look fresh.
 

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I dont know im just telling you what i have heard! I had a Hydroxy Night Cream as well which was not using that also exfoliates skin but who knows if this stuff does do long term damage or what in the end, just saying what i heard this is all!!
 

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Basically i have tried to find the original artical on the vit c not being suitable for thin skin but have given up as cant find this anywhere, this is just something i have found

"consider something that stimulates collegan sythesis such as asorbic acid or derivatives! However pick the formula that is less exfoliating or irratating for the skin!"

At the moment im only really exfoliating lightly once a week at the most, my skin does not need a lot so think im correct not to over do this, but however is a vitamin c really ok for me to use at the moment im not using this and even though obviously i want to help my aging progress, will vitamin c do this or is it just going to help get rid of dead skin cells if so is this something i really need?

Any help you guys can give me would be great as at the moment im not using my vit c serum and have just gone back to using oils, antioxident cream and peptide serum and am starting to use green cream of course!

Thankyou for any help!
 

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Vit.C is recognized as a building block for collagen. Most high priced creams have Vit C in them -- therefore the mfg. recognizes the selling power and recognition of the comsumer in purchasing products with Vit. C.

Vit. C is not a stable product and someone would have to explain how cosmetic companies can guarantee that Vit C in their product will be as effective at the bottom of the jar as when you first open it up. Serums are more effective since they are applied directly and absorbed by your skin; you can also tell when the Vit.C serum is going off as it turns colour. There may be something into mixing up fresh batches of serum -- to last a few days only, or to mix the ascorbic crystals directly into the product you are using.

From documents I have read Vit C is recommended to enhance collagen production -- this would in no way contribute to skin becoming thin.

Vit C is recognized also to help with pigmentation problems (although it is not an overnight cure); it also is used for wrinkle reduction (again not an overnight sensation).
 

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At the moment im only really exfoliating lightly once a week at the most, my skin does not need a lot so think im correct not to over do this, but however is a vitamin c really ok for me to use at the moment im not using this and even though obviously i want to help my aging progress, will vitamin c do this or is it just going to help get rid of dead skin cells if so is this something i really need?
NY - since I have been using the vitamin C serum and spritzer, I have not needed any other exfoliant. I think that it is more important to get the vitamin C for its anti-oxidant benefits into your cells, and to consider that your exfoliant too; you can skip the other exfoliants if you think they will be too much for you too.
 

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Well im only exfoliating may be one a week or once every two weeks, i can just feel how thin my skin is now may be even more than before and obviously not sure if it is age thing or not but obviously just dont want to over do it which is what iw worrying up, will it really do much anti aging wise cause if not may be am better off without it but i dont know, oh the confusion of it all!


Thanks for helping us out by the way
 

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Hmm....... tightness does not necessarily mean that the skin is thinning. Right? I definitely feel that my pores are tightening which is a good thing because some areas are enlarged. I don't think that the skin underneath is thinning as a result.
 

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Mirecka im thinking may be il check with the girl at the beauty salon by me. Jdont want to risk any long term damage to skin you know and she knows me well enough to tell me if my skin has changed etc and think this is too hard to do over the net without seeing my skin so, to speak dont ya think?


If im correct could just use the ferulic that fawnie gave me recepie too instead at least it wont exfoliate skin, i think
 

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If im correct could just use the ferulic that fawnie gave me recepie too instead at least it wont exfoliate skin, i think
I do not know whether ferulic acid has exfoliant qualities. The fact that it is an "acid" suggests that it does. I also do not know how its anti-oxidant activity compares with Vitamin C. My opinion - do not forgo the Vitamin C, but add ferulic to it as an adjunct.
 

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Well i suppose you should really use the vit c and ferulic together, should you not? I suppose all im thinking is am if im better off sticking say to either vit c or a ret product then wont a ret product help more anti aging wise than vit c, my skin is not in bad condition, just would like some help really with fine lines around the eye area and general anti aging suppose! Obivously just dont want to over do it?!
 

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Well i suppose you should really use the vit c and ferulic together, should you not? I suppose all im thinking is am if im better off sticking say to either vit c or a ret product then wont a ret product help more anti aging wise than vit c, my skin is not in bad condition, just would like some help really with fine lines around the eye area and general anti aging suppose! Obivously just dont want to over do it?!
NY - use the vitamin C (with or without ferulic acid) in the morning, and the retinol product at night. It does not have to be an either/or choice. Both are important and so should/could be used concurrently.
 

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Ok mirecka thanks, il see if the girl at the salon can see me just to check over the my skin that is has not thinned in anyway and il start using it! Have a good evening and thanks for the advice, help
 
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