When it comes to using antioxidants in skincare, Vitamin C is one of the most popular and preferred ingredients. This potent antioxidant offers a wide range of skin benefits and tackles many problems at once, making it a must-have ingredient in every skincare routine.

Vitamin C is added to several skincare products such as serums, toners, mists, moisturisers, masks and more. While you can use it in your day and nighttime routine, you should know that using some ingredients at certain times of the day can offer better results. Since vitamin C is such an essential ingredient, in this article, we will tell you how and when to use it to get the most effective results.

 

Use vitamin C serum in the morning

Use vitamin C serum in the morning

While there’s no rule against using Vitamin C at night, you will get maximum benefits if you add it to your morning skincare routine. Why? Vitamin C works wonders in protecting your skin against UV rays. Using it in combination with your sunscreen will prevent UV damage and offer maximum sun protection. However, vitamin C can become less effective when exposed to light, so giving it enough time to absorb before stepping out in the sun is ideal.

 

How to use vitamin C

How to use vitamin C

Most people prefer Vitamin C in the form of a serum, as the formula is more potent and concentrated. Using it during the day ensures its antioxidant properties act as a shield to fight pollution and other environmental aggressors. Start your AM skincare routine by cleansing your face with a face wash, then apply toner and before applying moisturiser, spread a few drops of vitamin C serum all over your face. Allow it to absorb completely into the skin, then follow it up with a moisturiser and a broad-spectrum sunscreen.