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Vitamin C Is Invaluable For Aging Skin, And Here’s Why

How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum

Vitamin C For Dark Spots

Back when I was growing up in sunny California, protecting our skin from the sun was not high on our list of priorities — in fact, the opposite was true! My friends and I spent considerable time maintaining our suntans, and now my carefree youth has come back to haunt me in the form of sun spots and age spots.

Regardless of our ethnicity or skin color, most people develop some kind of dark spots on their skin over time. They’re mostly harmless (unless they’re cancerous or pre-cancerous, which is why it’s important to get checked for skin cancer!), but that doesn’t mean we like them.

In fact, a while back, I asked you about your biggest concerns when it comes to your aging skin, and dark spots were clearly the leading concern. But I have a solution to tell you about today that we can all benefit from.

How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum

My Secret Weapon For Dark Spots: Vitamin C

If dark spots and hyperpigmentation are troubling you, look no further than my Illuminating Vitamin C Serum. The natural antioxidant properties of vitamin C not only nourish skin but also help to reduce the appearance of dark spots and uneven coloring over time.

I’ve been using this vitamin C serum regularly for over a year at this point, and I’ve seen significant improvement in my own age and sun spots.

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How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum - before and after photos of blond woman showing improvement in appearance with Vitamin C Serum use
Jillee’s results after 8 months of daily use

How Vitamin C Benefits Your Skin

Vitamin C serums are a proven way to fade hyperpigmentation and age spots, according to a prominent dermatology journal. They can also hydrate and brighten your skin, and even reduce the appearance of under-eye circles.

Given how sensitive my own skin is, I knew I needed to find a serum that wasn’t harsh or irritating, and that’s exactly what I found with this Illuminating Vitamin C Serum. It’s made with a particularly gentle form of vitamin C called sodium ascorbyl phosphate, along with soothing chamomile and orange peel extracts (and yes, it smells wonderful too!)

But gentle doesn’t mean ineffective—this serum is an antioxidant powerhouse formulated to improve the look of skin tone. Regular use can help nourish skin and reduce the appearance of age spots, uneven skin tone, and fine lines. (And as an added bonus, vitamin C even helps support natural collagen production too.)

How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum

How To Use My Illuminating Vitamin C Serum

1. Apply It In The Morning

This serum is best applied in the morning to clean, dry skin, before applying moisturizer. By putting it on first thing, you can reap its antioxidant benefits throughout the day to combat free radicals from sun exposure, pollution, and so on.

Apply two pumps of the serum to your fingertips and gently massage it into your skin before applying a moisturizer. And don’t forget to follow up with a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least an SPF 30 afterward!

How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum

2. You Don’t Have To Stop At Your Face

If you’re concerned about age spots on your neck and chest, you can apply your vitamin C serum to those areas as well.

How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum

3. Start Slowly

While this serum uses a gentler form of vitamin C than others do, if you have really sensitive skin, you’ll still want to ease into using it to avoid irritation. The best approach is to use it once or twice a week at first, then gradually increase how frequently you use it if your skin is tolerating it well. The goal is to eventually work up to using it everyday for best results (but everyone’s skin is different, so it’s always best to listen to yours!)

How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum

4. Don’t Use With Benzoyl Peroxide

Benzoyl peroxide is a common ingredient in acne products, so this may or may not apply to you, but you should steer clear of using benzoyl peroxide and vitamin C at the same time. The acne-fighter can oxidize vitamin C and make it less potent, which defeats the purpose of putting it on.

You can still use benzoyl peroxide products as long as it’s not at the same time as you’re applying your vitamin C serum. One option is to apply your vitamin C serum in the morning and benzoyl peroxide in the evening, or use them on alternating days.

How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum

5. A Little Goes A Long Way

Serums are formulated to deliver a highly concentrated dose of active ingredients to skin to achieve a desired result. They’re lighter and thinner than cleansers or moisturizers and they penetrate deeply into the skin—as opposed to moisturizers, for example, which only penetrate the top layer of skin.

Because serums contain a much higher concentration of active ingredients, a little goes a long way. (But that’s a good thing, because using a small amount means the bottle will last you a while!)

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How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum

Here’s Why You’ll Love It

Adding my Illuminating Vitamin C Serum to your skincare routine can help restore brightness and radiance to your skin over time. And on top of that, the citrus aroma of this serum acts like an instant energy boost in the morning—I never feel completely “dressed” until I put it on.

Worried about certain ingredients or practices? No need — my Illuminating Vitamin C Serum is vegan, paraben-free, sulfate-free, silicone-free, talc-free, and cruelty-free. I’ve had a lot of negative experiences with anti-aging products that irritated my skin, but I’ve never had a problem with this serum (or any of the other Timeless by Jillee products, for that matter!)

But don’t take just my word for it — here’s what readers who have tried the Illuminating Vitamin C Serum have been saying about it so far:

“This serum is amazing. For starters, the smell is wonderful and the feel is divine. This is a keeper and I have tried a ton of serums. My skin feels so hydrated and smooth. This will be a regular part of my skin care routine from now on.”

Brenda K.

“I faithfully use the Vitamin C serum every morning because I love the way it makes my skin feel. I recently ordered an extra bottle to make sure that I will not run out.”

Carol S.

“I have used the Vitamin C Serum for about 6 weeks now and really love the product. My skin feels soft and definitely less fine lines (59 yrs old)! I would recommend!”

Allison F.
How to Treat Dark Spots with a Vitamin C Serum

Give it a try for yourself and see what vitamin C can do for your skin!

And if you’re not completely satisfied with the Timeless by Jillee products for any reason, just contact me within 90 days to receive a full refund. That’s how confident I am in these products!


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    • Vitamin C serum will last 3-4 months. You can tell if it’s gone bad by looking at the color of the serum. If it turns orange, brown or any other color than what it was, it’s probably expired.

  • I actually did buy one about a month ago. When I bought it I had asked for a product to help with my dark circles. I guess the salesperson must have misunderstood what I was asking. So I used it that way- and it stung that area of my skin. This post is very informative. I will check the ingredients on the one I already have. – now that I finally have the right information.

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