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What Does Vitamin C Do For Your Skin?


Rodan and Fields Reverse Regimen pictured with oranges

April 4th is National Vitamin C Day, so there is no better time to learn about this critical vitamin’s impact on your skin and health. Vitamin C helps with everything from exfoliating skin to reducing the appearance of fine lines.

Vitamin C Benefits for Skin

Scientific research shows that vitamin C can provide a lot of benefits for your skin. Check out the many awesome ways vitamin C can enhance your skin.

Can help diminish the look of dark spots

The effect of vitamin C for skin can be quite useful for reducing the look of dark spots that give your skin an uneven appearance.

Hydrates skin

Vitamin C helps to lock in moisture, so your skin looks softer and more moisturized. Vitamin C is especially helpful if your skin’s moisture barrier has been damaged.

How to Incorporate Vitamin C Into Your Skincare Routine

If you’re interested in adding vitamin C to your skincare routine, you have a few options.

Eat more vitamin C

Adjusting your diet can help support natural reserves of vitamin C by eating nutritious food. Items particularly rich in vitamin C include:

  • Oranges
  • Bell peppers
  • Tomatoes
  • Strawberries
  • Broccoli
  • Kiwifruit

Use a vitamin C treatment

Another option is applying skin care products that incorporate vitamin C, such as Rodan + Fields Reverse Regimen. You can apply a serum once or twice a day after cleansing and toning your face. Once you let the serum sink into your skin, you can apply moisturizer or makeup over it.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some other important details to know about vitamin C for the skin.

How long does it take to see results from using vitamin C on the skin?

Every person is different, so there’s no definitive timeline for using vitamin C. Some people see vitamin C skin benefits in as few as two weeks. Others may take up to three months to see  results.  Results may also vary based on multiple factors: age, gender, skin type and condition, concomitate products used, health history, location, lifestyle and diet.

How should I store my vitamin C skincare products?

For best results, store your vitamin C in a cool, dark space. Many people use the fridge.

Is vitamin C safe to use on all skin types?

Unless you are allergic to a vitamin C serum, it’s safe to use. This type of cosmetic is compatible with acne, aging skin, oily skin, dry skin and more.  When trying any new product, it is important to first patch test on a small area of skin prior to applying to larger areas.

Can I get enough vitamin C for my skin through my diet alone?

Incorporating Vitamin C products into your skin are routine can help you to target the areas that need it the most.

Can I use vitamin C every day on my skin?

Vitamin C is often used in an everyday regimen. Many people apply it twice a day, in the morning and at night. However, if you find that this level of use irritates your skin, you may be able to scale back your usage and use it every other day instead.

Ultimately, vitamin C is one of the most effective ways to help your skin look brighter and smoother. Using Rodan + Fields Reverse Regimen is an easy way to add vitamin C to your skincare routine. With multiple helpful ingredients plus 10% stabilized vitamin C, Reverse Regimen helps you get fantastic-looking skin.

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