How Often Should I Use Vitamin C On My Face And Why?

Thinking about adding Vitamin C to your skincare routine?

Great choice! But how much is too much? The answer depends on your skin type, strength, and which products you combine it with.

There's no question that Vitamin C is a skincare superstar and there's a whole list of reasons to add it to your routine! We'll dive into the "why" and "how" of Vitamin C for a brighter, healthier you.

The ideal frequency for using Vitamin C on your face depends on a few key factors:

  • Concentration: Higher concentrations (typically above 15%) can be more irritating, so you might need to use them every other day or start with a lower concentration and gradually increase.
  • Skin Type: Sensitive skin might benefit from starting with every other day application and building up tolerance. Oily or normal skin can typically handle daily use.
  • Sun Exposure: When usingVitamin C skincare product on your face, it's important to apply a moisturizer with sunscreen afterwards. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, reapplying throughout the day might be necessary.

How to use Vitamin C properly:

  • Daily: This is the most common recommendation for most people with normal or oily skin using a moderate concentration (10-15%).
  • Every other day: This might be suitable for those with sensitive skin or using a higher concentration.
  • In the morning: Vitamin C has antioxidant properties that can help protect your skin from free radicals throughout the day. Don't forget your moisturizer with sunscreen!

Here are some additional tips for using Vitamin C serum:

  • Apply it to clean, dry skin.

  • Follow it with a moisturizer including a sunscreen.

  • Store your vitamin C serum in a cool, dark place to prevent it from degrading.

Now that you know how often to use Vitamin C on your face, here's why it's become a skincare superstar!  Beyond the well-known benefits of fighting wrinkles and brightening skin tone, Vitamin C offers a treasure trove of advantages:

Hydration Hero: Vitamin C helps skin retain moisture, leading to a plumper, more hydrated appearance. It works by boosting the production of hyaluronic acid, a molecule that acts like a tiny sponge, holding onto water, keeping your skin plump and glowing. This can be particularly beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin.

  • Pollution Protection: Daily exposure to environmental pollutants can take a toll on your skin. Vitamin C acts as a shield, neutralizing free radicals generated by pollution that can damage skin cells and accelerate aging. This is especially important for those of us who live in big cities or those who spend a lot of time outdoors.

  • Reduced Redness and Rosacea Relief: Vitamin C has anti-inflammatory properties that can help soothe redness and irritation. This makes it a great choice for those with sensitive skin or conditions like rosacea. Studies suggest it can calm flare-ups and improve overall skin tone.

  • Enhanced Barrier Function: A healthy skin barrier is essential for keeping out environmental aggressors and maintaining hydration. Vitamin C helps strengthen this barrier by promoting the production of ceramides, the building blocks of healthy skin cells. This leads to less irritation and a more resilient complexion.

  • Boosts Sunscreen Efficacy: While sunscreen is vital for sun protection, Vitamin C can offer an added layer of defense. It works synergistically with sunscreen to neutralize free radicals generated by UV rays, further protecting your skin from sun damage.

Remember: Consistency is key! Regularly using Vitamin C allows your skin to reap the benefits over time. It's a versatile ingredient that can be incorporated into your morning routine.

Bonus Tip: Look for Vitamin C serums with additional ingredients like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, to amplify the hydrating and barrier-boosting effects.

Serums are the best delivery system for Vitamin C as they're formulated to contain higher percentages of active ingredients. This encourages better absorption into your skin.

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Our bestselling Platinum High Potency Vitamin C serum contains multiple actives along with high dosage Vitamin C to brighten, hydrate and improve the appearance of fine lines.

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