We Love Vitamin Serums – A, B & C
We eat a healthy balanced diet because we know its good for our health. We can do the same for our skin- using good quality vitamin serums feeds your skin the nutrients it needs to stay in top condition. Everyone will benefit from regular use of vitamin serums as part of their skin care routine. What should you use and how should you use it? Read on to find out more.
Our skin is the largest organ of our body, and it also happens to be on the outside of us. This means it suffers both internal assaults as well as external- the major factor being UV exposure. In order to keep our skin in good condition we need to take care of it.
Eating a healthy diet, not smoking, regular exercise, drinking plenty of water, practicing sun awareness (hats, sunscreen and long-sleeve shirts when we are outside) and following a skin care regime will all help your skin stay healthy and looking nice.
Because our skin is on the outside it really benefits from the application of topical sunscreen, serums and moisturisers. These products absorb through the skin’s surface and do their work. Our SPF is there to protect from the sun, our moisturiser to keep the skin hydrated and supple, and our serums to do the ‘heavy lifting’- acting in and on our skin at a cellular level to enact change and prevent sun damage and ageing.
So why do we love vitamin serums? Because they can prevent, manage and help to treat pretty much all of the signs of sun damage and ageing!!!
VITAMIN A- Retinol
Vitamin A is probably the most important serum you can use for anti-ageing purposes. It helps the skin in so many ways- it prevents fine lines and wrinkles, helps reduce pigmentation, helps the skin fight free radical damage, prevents acne and it boosts the skin’s natural immunity! Vitamin A regulates many cellular processes in the skin and so regular use means your skin will continue to improve and look better than it did the day before! Everyone will benefit from long term use of vitamin A.
How do I use it? – Consult one of our dermal therapists about which vitamin A serum is best for you. We recommend using this product at night with a moisturiser.
VITAMIN B3- Niacinamide
Niacinamide is another fantastic vitamin serum that carries out many functions in the skin to improve ageing as well as acne and sensitive skin. It is oil free but very hydrating, helps to boost collagen so is great to prevent fine lines, it is soothing on the skin so reduces inflammation and redness (great for acne, sensitive skin and sun damaged skin!) and prevents pigmentation.
How do I use it? – Ask one of our dermal therapists about which vitamin B serum you should use. We may recommend you use it once or twice per day.
VITAMIN C Serum
Vitamin C is yet another amazing and vital ingredient for our skin- without vitamin C in our diets people actually contract scurvy- a condition where their sores don’t heal because their skin can’t make any collagen! So, vitamin C is essential for collagen production which in turn helps with fine lines and wrinkles and natural scarring. It is also a powerful anti-oxidant that helps prevent daily assaults on the skin, especially UV damage. It is also a natural skin brightener and it helps prevent pigmentation! On top of this, vitamin C is an excellent skin firming agent.
How do I use it? – One of our dermal therapists can advise you about which vitamin C serum is best suited to your skin. We may recommend you use it in the morning or in the evening, depending on your unique skin care regime.
As you can see- there are so many benefits from using vitamin serums. Long term use of these ingredients as part of your skin care regime will keep you looking younger for longer! If you would like to know more about what products you should use to keep your skin looking great, come see one of our dermal therapists for some professional advice.