December 27, 2021

Benefits of Topical Vitamin C

Vitamin C in skincare has been discussed by Dr. Jaspreet before. In this article, we’d discuss a specific method of adding it to your skincare routine and that is through a topical Vitamin C application.

Topical Vitamin C is a dermatologist’s favorite ingredient that has a magnitude of benefits. Right from preventing sun damage to slowing down early skin aging and even fighting common issues like acne, dark spots, and wrinkles, Topical Vitamin C does it all! All these benefits come primarily from the core benefits of Vitamin C so let’s discuss those first!

Vitamin C & Its Benefits

Vitamin C is an antioxidant. This means that its primary job is to fight harmful free radicals or toxins that have come in contact with your skin. These radicals have the potential to damage your skin and Vitamin C is great at fighting them! The kind of free radicals that Vitamin C fights could be the radicals coming from external sources like pollution or the ones coming from within your body.

The Benefits of Vitamin C in Skincare are something that we’ve already discussed in detail previously. You may check that discussion here. We had established that Vitamin C and the daily use of its formulations improve the overall skin texture and the appearance of the skin. Vitamin C also reduces the appearance of dark spots and helps in fighting acne.

Topical Vitamin C & Finding the One That’s Best for Your Skin

Vitamin C is present in serums and other skincare products. These formulations vary greatly in terms of strength and the effects they aim to achieve on the skin. When it comes to picking the formulation that is the best for your skin, it’s also suggested to consult a dermatologist first.

How To Apply Topical Vitamin C

It’s best to apply Topical Vitamin C in the mornings and as a part of your morning skincare routine. Follow the following steps to apply Topical Vitamin C:

  1. Use a gentle cleanser to clean your phase.
  2. Apply a few drops of the serum to your face and neck.
  3. Apply moisturizer and sunscreen or any other product that is part of your skincare routine.

After application, it’s quite normal to experience a mild tingling sensation. As always, whatever new product or ingredient is added to your skincare routine, should first be tried and tested. To do this, apply it once every alternate day to make sure that your skin is tolerating it well. Once you are sure of that, then you may apply it daily.

When Will I See the Benefits?

Usually, it takes approximately 3 months of regular/daily usage to see the benefits. In case you experience skin irritation or just overall discomfort then get in touch with your dermatologist.

Who Should NOT Be Using Topical Vitamin C

All the studies of Vitamin C have only been done on adults so applying topical Vitamin C is NOT recommended for children. Also, if you have a known allergy to any ingredient that the Vitamin C formulation might be having then avoid using that formulation and pick something else after consulting with your dermatologist.

That’s it for this blog from Dr. Jaspreet. In case you need to set up a consultation with Dr. Jaspreet then be sure to call us at +91-8826141232 for the same!



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