Let’s talk, does Vitamin C help acne?
First up, let’s explain what Vitamin C is and how you should use it.
Vitamin C, or L-Ascorbic acid as it is known in its most common form, has multiple benefits for the skin. It has antioxidant properties, helps to boost collagen and cell turnover, improves hydration and the overall brightness of your skin’s appearance.
Vitamin C serums are best used in the morning after cleansing and before moisturiser and SPF for an extra glow and added protection from sun damage (yes, it’s good for that too).
But, is Vitamin C good for acne? Vitamin C can help protect the skin from further free radical damage, help it’s regenerative process and contains anti-inflammatory properties.
Plus, a Vitamin C serum for face acne scars can work a treat, as it's one of the best ingredients for fading dark spots and pigmentation.
So, what are the cons to using Vitamin C for acne? Well, overusing high levels of L-Ascorbic acid can cause skin purging, which can become particularly irritating if you have a fragile barrier. Many people have this experience and decide the ingredient is just not for them.
In this case it’s really important to use a formula designed to be compatible with oily or sensitive skin, and use it as directed. If you do experience irritation, cut down regularity of use.
Now that you know what Vitamin C does for acne, keep reading to find the best Vitamin C serums for acne that range from luxe to less.
You can also check out our YouTube video below to find out more about Vitamin C, including how to use it in your routine...