It’s fairly common knowledge that Vitamin C is important for your immune system and Vitamin C is also being recognised as crucial for the skin too. Some of the benefits are:
- Reduces hyperpigmentation
- Reduces fine lines and wrinkles by promoting collagen production
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves the appearance of sun-damaged skin
- Protects the skin from UV damage
Vitamin C for the skin often comes as a serum. Just apply it every morning after cleansing. Then add your favourite moisturiser on top for the full benefits.
We all know the harmful effects of the sun such as burning … and even skin cancer.
And it’s also one of the factors that is most damaging to your skin in terms of the formation of lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation – those unsightly brown spots that form on the skin.
Apply a sunscreen daily with a minimum of SPF 30, with SPF 50 when you go on holiday or the sun is particularly strong. Check that your moisturiser or other beauty products contain SPF30.
Hyaluronic acid – an ingredient naturally produced in your body – is used in many topical skin care products to help plump out fine lines and wrinkles.
A more recent introduction is the injection of Hyaluronic Acid, not as filler, but as a Skin Boosting Therapy. Various products such as Profhilo and Hydral are a different form of Hyaluronic Acid in that they disperse in the skin. As Hyaluronic Acid holds many times its own weight in water, this results in a deep moisturising effect for a greater reduction of crepe-like skin of the face, neck and hands.
Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A and an antioxidant, meaning it helps to counteract free radicals – the molecules that destroy healthy skin cells. It’s one of the most effective ingredients for anti-aging because of its ability to produce collagen and regenerate cells.
Retinol is an excellent product to use because it works simply by repairing and improving the overall health of your skin.
Retinol, best applied at night, is found in skincare products such as moisturisers.
Glycolic Acid works by increasing the turnover of skin cells to exfoliate the skin. It enables dead skin to peel off and reveal fresh, healthy skin with a translucent glow. It hydrates the skin and stimulates collagen production.
Glycolic acid can be found in several skincare products such as cleansers, moisturisers and Chemical Skin Peels.
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