Vitamin C also known as ascorbic acid is the ultimate must- have product for all skincare enthusiasts.

But have you ever wondered why?

In this blog we will delve into the science of Vitamin C and how they help in tackling dark spots providing the glow we all wish for!

How does Vitamin C Serum for dark spots work?

  • It helps in lightening dark spots and acne marks by inhibiting tyrosinase activity and aiding in the generation of cells in the skin.
  • The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C help protect the skin from free radicals, which can cause the worsening of dark spots
  • Our body naturally produces collagen but with increasing age, the production slows down. Vitamin C boosts the production of collagen in the skin and therefore  provides you with healthy skin
  • Vitamin C inhibits the enzyme tyrosinase which is involved in the melanin production of skin and hence reduces dark spots and hyperpigmentation

When to use Vitamin C Serum:day or night?

Vitamin C serum can be used at any time of the day. However, it is recommended to use it in the morning because of its potential to minimize sun damage.

How to apply Vitamin C Serum properly?

  1. Cleanse your face properly before applying serum
  2. Apply 2-3 drops onto the skin and spread it evenly across the entire face
  3. Gently massage until it’s completely absorbed in the skin.
  4. Now, you can apply moisturizer and sunscreen for better results

NOTE: If you are a first-time user, Vitamin C can cause irritation and other issues. Hence, it is advised to do a patch test beforehand.

Factors to consider before buying Vitamin C Serum

  1. The ideal concentration of Vitamin C is between 10 to 20%. As Vitamin C is hard to stabilize, going above 20% will cause irritation.
  2. Check out ingredients other than Vitamin C in serum and make sure they boost the efficacy of products such as ferulic acid, Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E, etc.
  3. It should be packaged in a dark-colored glass bottle as exposure to heat, air and light can decrease the stability and quality of Vitamin C.

Conclusion

Vitamin C is one of the most important components of the skincare world as it helps tackle various skin issues because of its diverse properties and benefits and you should incorporate this in your skincare routine!

FAQS

  1. Can we use Vitamin C serum daily?

    Yes, Vitamin C serum can be used every day in both morning and night skincare routine.

  2. Are there any side effects of using Vitamin C serum?

    It’s generally safe to use Vitamin C serum but in some cases, it can cause redness and irritation therefore it is important to do a patch test beforehand.

  3. At what step of the skincare routine should Vitamin C be used?

    Vitamin C should be used as the second step in the skincare routine, right after cleansing as it is acidic in nature.

  4. How long does it take to work?

    It may take 12-16 weeks to reduce dark spots.