One of most influential doctors in the world is Oprah’s favorite doctor, Dr. Oz. What he has to say means a lot since we all know about his expertise. Put simply, Dr. Oz LOVES topical vitamin c and says that it can help a person look 10 years younger.

dr-oz-vitamin-c-skinVitamin C Overview

According to Dr. OZ, topical Vitamin C is one of the best things you can do to improve your skin and help your skin look and stay younger.  He says that applying Vitamin C directly to the skin is up to 20 times more effective compared to taking it orally.

Although vitamin c is infused not just in serums, but in lotions and other beauty products as well, serums are better because it can penetrate the skin more.

What Does it Help?

1. Wrinkles

Wrinkles appear when the skin loses its elasticity. As we age, the production of collagen, which is vital in maintaining skin’s elasticity, slows down. As a result, the skin sags and develops wrinkles. In order to stop or at least slow down wrinkle formation, you need to stabilize the collagen production of your skin. You can do this with the help of Vitamin C serum.

2. Age spots

Another common sign of aging is age spots.   While you can undergo a laser procedure to help you diminish these, they are time consuming and expensive.  Aside from laser treatment, you can also undergo chemical peels. If you want to save more money, we have good news for you! Vitamin C can also aid you to reduce or diminish your age spots. This is possible because Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant. It works to heal and replace damaged skin cells.

How Long Does It Take to Work?

The single biggest cause of frustration with vitamin c is that people don’t give it long enough to actually work.  They expect a magic solution that works overnight.  Vitamin C isn’t like that.  It takes a while to show results but when those results start to show it can be a remarkable difference on one’s skin.

According to Dr. Oz it takes most people between 2 and 8 weeks to see results from using topical vitamin c.  The longer it is used the better it works.  It continues to work and make the skin better and better.  At about 6 months of use it reaches maximum effectiveness  While it can take a while to work when it does, it makes a real difference in skin tone and helps with the anti-aging fight.  In fact, he says with continued use it has the potential to make a person look 10 years younger!  Wow!

To see this month’s Vitamin C Serum review click here.

Dr. Oz info from his website Oct. 31, 2012 and Oct 16, 2013.