The Benefits of Vitamin C Serums for Your Skin

John Kensinger
4 min readAug 31, 2022

Finding the best vitamin C serum for your skin can be a game changer. Here’s the what, why, and how.

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Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can help to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals. It can also help to stimulate collagen production, which can in turn reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

When applied topically, vitamin C can help to brighten the skin and even out skin tone. It can also help to reduce the appearance of sun damage and even age spots. Vitamin C serums can be used on all skin types, but they are particularly beneficial for those with dry or sensitive skin.

How to Use a Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C serums are typically applied to the face before applying moisturizer or makeup. For best results, apply the serum to clean, dry skin. You can apply it with your fingers or with a cotton ball. Gently massage it into your skin until it is fully absorbed. Then, follow up with your usual skincare routine (especially sunscreen!).

Vitamin C serums can be used once or twice daily. If you have sensitive skin, start by using the serum every other day, beginning with a smaller amount, to see how your skin reacts. You can increase the frequency as needed.

The Best Time to Apply a Vitamin C Serum

For best results, apply your vitamin C serum in the morning. This will help to protect your skin from damage caused by free radicals throughout the day. If you prefer, you can also apply it at night. Just be sure to follow up with sunscreen in the morning if you choose this time. While vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, it can also make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Therefore, it’s very important to apply sunscreen after applying vitamin C serum. This will help to protect your skin from damage caused by the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, so you should definitely be applying it with or without vitamin C.

The Different Types of Vitamin C Serums

Vitamin C serums come in different formulations, so you can choose the one that best meets your needs. Some serums contain additional ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid or vitamin E. Others are…

John Kensinger

California native now living in North Carolina after several years in the Bay Area. Follow along to learn more about Health, Learning, and Language.