How Long Does It Take Vitamin C To Work?

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Vitamin C serums are not right for everyone, so they may not work at all if they are not the right skin care product for your Baumann Skin Type®. But assuming they are the right product to treat your barriers to skin health, how long will it take to see results?

Vitamin C serum can take 12- 16 weeks to work on dark spots and 6- 12 months to work on wrinkles. 

Vitamin C is weak, unstable, and does not penetrate well into skin. There are many things that you need to do to make Vitamin C work better and faster.

 

How Long Does Vitamin C Take to Work?

 This depends upon what skin concerns you are treating with vitamin C.

 

How Long Does It Take Vitamin C Serum To Work On Dark Spots?

Vitamin C serum is often used on dark spots and melasma.  But vitamin C is not the strongest tyrosinase inhibitor to lighten skin.

 

Vitamin C serum can take 12- 16 weeks to work on dark spots. Sometimes longer.

This is assuming the following:

 

Why Does It Take So Long For Vitamin C To Work On Dark Spots?

This has to do with the exfoliation and desquamation cycle of the skin.  You can learn more here.

There are many reasons why skin care products take so long to work. You cannot get clear skin overnight.

 

 

How Can I Make Vitamin C Work Faster On Dark Spots?

 

How Long Does It Take Vitamin C To Work On Wrinkles?

Ascorbic acid helps increase collagen production.  Although this will help wrinkles, the anti-aging effects of Vitamin C are not nearly as good or as fast as retinoids such as retinol. Combine your Vitamin C with retinoids to see faster improvement of wrinkles.  This may take 6- 12 months if you are:

 

 

Vitamin C serums are expensive, and they may not even be right for your Baumann Skin Type!

 

Make sure vitamin C serums will work on your skin issues by choosing other products in the skin care routine that will help Vitamin C serums be more effective.

I would hate for you to waste time and money using the wrong skin care products for your Baumann Skin Type!

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