Vitamin C is the must-have ingredient in every skincare routine. From slowing early skin ageing and preventing sun damage to improving the appearance of acne, wrinkles and dark spots, Vitamin C is a favourite ingredient of dermatologists for good reason.
Find out in this blog how you can incorporate a Vitamin C serum into your routine to clarify your skin.
The Best Way To Incorporate Vitamin C Into Your Routine
When it comes to adding and using a new skincare product as a part of your routine, you need to start slow and see how well your skin takes to it. That is why it is always a good idea to use a low concentration, the Obagi Professional-C® Serum is a good place to start as it is 10% and then you can gradually build up from there.
It easily can be incorporated into your existing skincare routine and be used in both the morning and night. However, by using vitamin C in the morning, you will actively be helping and protecting your skin from ultraviolet radiation. Vitamin C is a great hyperpigmentation serum, as it helps to protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays which can cause dark spots or sunspots. If you use a vitamin C serum in the morning, don’t forget to apply SPF after!
The Benefits of using Vitamin C
Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, has many benefits, including that it:
2. Reduce Redness
3. Diminishes Hyperpigmentation
4. Has Anti-Aging Benefits
5. Protects Against Sun Damage
How Do You Use Obagi Vitamin C-Clarifying Serum?
The Obagi-C® Fx C-Clarifying Serum contains arbutin, an essential ingredient that aids in the brightening of the skin. It works by Arbutin improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation, leaving your skin with an overall even skin tone and complexion. even complexion. As well as containing L-ascorbic Acid, which is a potent form of Vitamin C, with antioxidant properties that minimise the signs of ageing skin, helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
You can use the Obagi-C® Fx C-Clarifying Serum twice a day, after cleansing and toning your skin. Apply 5-7 drops and massage into your skin, always allowing at least one minute for the serum to fully absorb into your face. To get the best results for your skin, use alongside the Obagi-C® Fx System, to leave your skin radiant with a healthy glow.
Can You Overuse Vitamin C?
When used in moderation and in alignment with what your skin needs, then a vitamin C serum is an amazing tool in your tool kit.
It can be fairly common to experience some signs of discomfort when you first start using a vitamin c serum, such as skin redness, a burning or tingling sensation, dryness and peeling. Or this may also be caused by the overuse of vitamin C.
These signs are not to be put off by or stop using vitamin C as they will go away within a few weeks once your kin has adjusted to it. A great characteristic of vitamin C is that your skin will retain small amounts of it for up to three days and this is when you can start to overuse it and cause your skin to flare up. So, like the age-old saying, less is sometimes more and this can be the case when it comes to a vitamin C serum.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
Like all good things, it will take time. But consistency is key, and you can expect to see results from four to twelve weeks. There are many factors to consider when it comes to how effectively and at what rate the vitamin C serum will start to help your skin.
Here are a few things that will help to determine the outcome:
· The amount of sun damage that has previously occurred
· How well your skin will absorb the product
· Lifestyle habits
· The type and strength of the vitamin C
· How consistent you are