When should you use vitamin C for skincare?

“In general vitamin C products should be applied in the morning before heading out for the day, when UV radiation is at its highest,” Dr. Hogan says. But vitamin C becomes less effective when exposed to light, so it’s important to give it time to absorb into your skin before going outside, SELF explained previously.

What step is vitamin C in skincare routine?

In terms of when you should use it in your routine, Corinthian suggests a three-step system of cleansing, treating, and moisturizing. That second step would be vitamin C application, followed by moisturizer, unless you have oilier skin and prefer to use a serum on its own.

How long after applying Vitamin C can I apply moisturizer?

If you’re going to use them together, just be sure to wait 30 minutes in between application, so that the Vitamin C serum has time to properly be absorbed. (It should always be applied first.)

Should you apply vitamin C before or after toner?

We recommend that beauty lovers use our Vitamin C Serum after cleansing, exfoliating, masking, and/or toning — but always before moisturizing.

Can niacinamide and vitamin C be used together?

So, can you use niacinamide and vitamin C together? The short answer to your question: yes, you can. … It’s also worth pointing out that vitamin C is naturally found in our skin: “If the two ingredients weren’t compatible, we’d all suffer when using topical niacinamide,” says Arch.

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Can I use niacinamide in the morning and vitamin C at night?

Now that we know it’s a perfectly safe combination, feel free to mix niacinamide and vitamin C to your heart’s content. However, if you still feel nervous about combining the two ingredients on your sensitive skin, you can always use niacinamide in the morning and vitamin C at night, or even alternate days.