Can I use vitamin C after IPL?

For one week following your treatment, avoid any irritants to your skin including Vitamin C.

The treated area may appear red or pink right after the procedure. It usually lasts between 4 and 8 hours.

In the 4 to 6 hours following the IPL, people may experience a stinging feeling. This sensation could be similar to a moderate sunburn.


Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that helps to protect the skin from irritation, inflammation, and pollution. It improves the skin's natural healing process, reducing red blotches left after spots.

It improves the efficiency of sunscreen and provides better UV protection for the skin.


Due to its potency, you should not use topical vitamin c on the skin for 7 days following your IPL treatment.

The skin needs enough time to fully heal and restore its barrier. The skin is too sensitive to be exposed to potent antioxidants.

This article was written by practitioner and skincare specialist Faiy.


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