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Dr Gina’s Guide to Vitamin C: Why You Should Be Using It Every Day

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Dr Gina’s Guide to Vitamin C: Why You Should Be Using It Every Day

With a wealth of benefits, vitamin C is a powerful ingredient when it comes to enriching your everyday routine to support a healthy, even, brighter, and smoother complexion. Ready to learn why this is a must-have in your skincare line up and why you should be using it every day? Let’s get started.

What is Vitamin C?

This antioxidant protects the skin by neutralising free radicals, which can be caused by external factors including UV exposure, pollution, cigarette smoke, and more. Without being neutralised, free radicals can cause sun damage, premature ageing (including fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging), and dullness. Alongside allowing you to take proactive action against this damage, vitamin C delivers a wide range of benefits that promote a healthier complexion and support your skin goals.

Why Should You Add Vitamin C to Your Skincare Routine?

Topically applying vitamin C with skincare products, such as serums, allows you to provide targeted benefits for your skin. It’s also safe to use for most skin types. When you introduce this superhero ingredient into your routine and ensure you’re using it regularly, you can:

Brighten Skin and Reduce Redness
Vitamin C is well known for its skin brightening benefits, helping to address texture and dullness for a smoother, glowing result. In addition, this antioxidant has anti-inflammatory properties which can help to reduce redness, including redness resulting from acne.

Fade Pigmentation Concerns
Vitamin C products inhibit melanin synthesis and work to fade pigmentation concerns, including sunspots and post-inflammatory pigmentation, which is ideal to support a more even skin tone and prevent the formation of dark spots in the future.

Boost Hydration
Want to nourish your skin and increase hydration? Vitamin C improves the skin’s moisture barrier and reduces transepidermal water loss, ensuring your skin can retain moisture.

Increase Collagen Production
Vitamin C is an important part of the collagen synthesis process, and regular use can help to boost collagen production reducing sagging and supporting a firmer complexion. This can also contribute to faster wound healing.

Tips For Using Vitamin C

  • Introduce vitamin C products into your routine slowly.
  • If you’re using a serum, it should be applied after thorough cleansing and before moisturiser.
  • Always use SPF after applying vitamin C in the morning.
  • Don’t use vitamin C alongside retinoids.
  • Store your vitamin C products in a cool, dark place away from sunlight to prevent oxidisation. Once oxidised, vitamin C loses potency and will need to be replaced.
  • Stay consistent – regular use in the long term is key to achieving results and preventing concerns from forming.


How We Can Help

Ready to add a vitamin C product to your skincare line up, experience its game changing benefits, and support a glowing complexion? Simply visit our Cottesloe or Wembley Downs clinic to browse our product range, and our knowledgeable team can provide guidance to help you to find the right product for your skin type and current routine – including providing tips for which products you shouldn’t mix with vitamin C to ensure it maintains optimal effectiveness.

Gina Messiha

Dr. Gina Messiha (Cosmetic Doctor) MB BS FRACGP is the Co- Principal and Director of Ocean Village Medical Centre and Ocean Cosmetics. Dr Gina has a special interest in women's health, anti-ageing and injectables.