How To Use Vitamin C To Deal With Hyperpigmentation And Dull Spots During Pregnancy

How To Use Vitamin C To Deal With Hyperpigmentation And Dull Spots During Pregnancy

15 Mar 2023 | 5 min Read

Sudeshna Chakravarti

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Vitamin C is often renowned as the ultimate skin vitamin due to its glow-boosting and antioxidant qualities. From dryness to dull spots and signs of ageing, vitamin C can help tackle almost all your pregnancy skin concerns. So if you are wondering how to use vitamin C  in your pregnancy skincare routine, then read on, as we have got you covered with a definitive guide on its benefits and the best products to add to your skincare regime for a glowing and nourished complexion.

What Does Vitamin C Do For Your Skin?

How To Use Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps fight free radicals and protects your skin against environmental stressors / Image credit: Freepik

Before we start discussing how to use vitamin C in your pregnancy routine, let’s first understand some of the benefits of this potent skincare ingredient. Vitamin C is an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant-rich ingredient that helps neutralise free radicals and boosts hydration in your skin. It also boasts anti-ageing effects and helps stimulate collagen synthesis, which in turn helps reduce the appearance of dull spots in your skin, and prevents the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

Additionally, you can use vitamin C to treat hyperpigmentation, a common condition that causes dull patches on your skin during pregnancy. Hyperpigmentation during pregnancy is usually caused due to hormonal fluctuations, and if not treated, can further lead to an uneven skin tone and texture.

How To Use Vitamin C To Tackle Hyperpigmentation

How To Use Vitamin C
Vitamin C can help boost hydration and enhance an even-toned complexion / Image credit: Freepik

One of the most effective ways to treat hyperpigmentation is by incorporating a vitamin C serum into your pregnancy beauty routine. This is because vitamin C offers photo-protection effects, meaning it is equally effective against UVA and UVB rays and works potently in inhibiting tyrosinase activity and decreasing melanin production, which are responsible for hyperpigmentation during pregnancy. 

We have created a step-by-step skincare routine that you can follow to tackle hyperpigmentation concerns and enhance the overall health of your complexion.

Start With Cleansing

Cleansing is the most essential part of your skincare routine as it helps get rid of all the impurities and dirt. It also gives you a clean skin surface, which makes it easier to layer the skincare products and achieve maximum benefits.

To cleanse your skin, you can go for The Moms Co.’s natural vitamin C face wash, which is formulated with pro-vitamin B5, orange peels, and vitamin C that gently exfoliate your skin to remove excess oil and surface build-up and boost hydration to give a smoother and brighter appearance.

Move On To Toning

For your next step, use The Moms Co.’s natural vitamin C face toner to replenish your skin and increase hydration. The toner is enriched with potent antioxidants like niacinamide, green tea, aloe vera, and vitamin C that help restore the pH levels of your skin, tighten enlarged pores and moisturise your skin without making it greasy.

Using the toner will also help get rid of any makeup or dirt traces from your skin, and allow the following products to layer in smoothly and absorb into the deepest layers of your skin.

Layer In A Serum

After cleansing and toning, it’s time to treat your hyperpigmentation using the natural vitamin C face serum from The Moms Co. The serum is formulated with 10% of vitamin C and 0.5 % of ferulic acid, which helps protect your skin barrier from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and improves collagen synthesis to boost your skin’s elasticity.

The serum also inhibits the production of melanin, which further helps in repairing uneven skin tone and texture caused by hyperpigmentation and enhancing your skin glow. 

How To Use Vitamin C For Dull Spots

There’s no denying that dull spots are trickier to deal with than hyperpigmentation, especially if you have sensitive skin. But don’t fret, we have got you covered with the best solution. To reduce your dull spots, all you have to do is switch to a higher concentration of vitamin C serum.

For instance, you can opt for The Moms Co.’s natural advanced 20% vitamin C serum that is made with 86% ethyl ascorbic acid, which is the closest to pure vitamin C in molecular size. This means that the serum penetrates deep into your skin barrier and strengthens it, thereby improving hydration.

Additionally, the serum also helps stimulate new skin cell generation, which further helps in fading your dull spots and even-toning your complexion.


We hope we have answered all your queries on “how to use vitamin C”  in your pregnancy beauty routine to treat concerns like hyperpigmentation and dull spots. Make sure to be consistent with your skincare routine and regularly use the vitamin C-enriched skincare products that we discussed above.

The Moms Co. products are specially designed #ForEveryMum to support her #ThroughEveryChange, making them safe for use during pregnancy as well as postpartum.

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