June Special on Morpheus Face/Neck
and why Topical Vitamin C?
Why Vitamin C and which one do I buy?
With so many ingredients/options for skin care lets jump into one very important one of the ingredients this month. Lets look at TOPICAL VITMAIN C. Topical vitamin C is science-backed and may help slow early skin aging, prevent sun damage, and improve the appearance of wrinkles, dark spots, and acne. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, meaning it fights harmful free radicals. Free radicals are actually toxins that come in contact with your skin from external sources like air pollution, or from inside the body. Free radicals can damage our skin but topical vitamin C decreases the effects of free radicals and may improve the skin's overall appearance. Vitamin C can be found in serums or other skincare products. There are different forms of vitamin C which can change its strength and effects in the skin. Consider purchasing medical grade vitamin C products with a clinical formulation that contains an active form of vitamin C (for instance, L-ascorbic acid), has a strength of 10% to 20%. Here at JA Medical Aesthetics we have SkinBetter Science and Obagi options. Please ask me at your next appointment.
Skin Benefits of Vitamin C
A few clinical studies have demonstrated that vitamin C can improve wrinkles. Studies showed that daily use of a vitamin C formulation for at least three months improved the appearance of skin texture, fine and coarse wrinkles of the face and neck.
Vitamin C may also help protect the skin from harmful ultraviolet rays when used in combination with a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Combining vitamin C with other topical ingredients, namely ferulic acid and vitamin E, can diminish redness and protect from long-term damage caused by harmful sun rays.
Vitamin C can reduce the appearance of dark spots by blocking the production of pigment in our skin.
Vitamin C can decrease acne through its anti-inflammatory properties and help control sebum (oil) production within the skin. Two times per daily application of vitamin C decreased acne when compared to placebo.
Who shouldn't use Vitamin C products?
Vitamin C has only been studies in adults and should not be used on children
How to use topical Vitamin C
During your morning skincare routine use a gentle cleanser then apply a few drops of a vitamin C serum to the face and neck, and apply moisturizer followed by sunscreen.
You may experience a mild tingling sensation with the use of vitamin C. It may take up to three months of consistent use to see a noticeable improvement. If you experience any irritation or problems please contact me.
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