VITAMIN B FOR BEAUTIFUL AND VITAMIN C FOR CHARMING – YOUR MORNING (AM) ROUTINE.
Skin care tip – Combine Vitamin B and C as a part of your morning skin care routine to look and feel fresh and young.
Vitamin B cosmeceuticals, consist of vitamins B3, B5, B6 and B12. Using Vitamin B tightens pores, moisturises your skin, repairs skin cells damaged by UV exposure and ageing as well as balancing out sebaceous activity and improving/building your skin’s immunity. As a bonus, regular use can even out your skin tone.
Using Vitamin B in your morning skin care routine will leave you with the soft, taut skin you have been looking for.
What about vitamin C?
You should use Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) every morning, but I don’t mean a glass of orange juice a day! With anti-oxidant properties that protect against free radicals that damage the skin, Vitamin C stimulates collagen to fade fine lines and improves skin colour and tone. Cosmeceutical serums vary in their percentage of Ascorbic Acid so you must consult with your skin care clinic to ensure you are using the correct cosmeceutical for your skin to the get the best results.
VITAMIN A FOR ANTI-AGEING – YOUR EVENING (PM) ROUTINE.
Vitamin A, aka Retinol or Retinaldehyde is well known as an anti-ageing and anti-acne treatment and is a ‘must’ in your daily routine to keep your skin looking fresh and feeling soft and new. Vitamin A encourages the production of new skin cells, rejuvenates damaged ones and as a result, stimulates collagen and elastin fibres for fuller, firmer, softer and younger looking skin!
Also perfect for oily, congested skin, Vitamin A reduces the production of oil, minimises enlarged pores and also exerts anti-inflammatory effects. So, using a Vitamin A cosmeceutical as a part of your evening routine will make this process faster so that your skin always looks ‘brand new’ as fresh skin cells replace the aged and sun damaged skin cells on the surface.
So then, a perfect your skin care routine uses Vitamin B and Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) in the morning and Vitamin A (Retinol) in the evenings. Some of these vitamins are available in ‘over the counter’ skin creams but since they are not matched to your skin type they are often far less effective compared to cosmeceuticals. For more information we stock a fantastic range of products in our Gold Coast skin clinic including the Cellbone range we stock in store. I will tell you more about our Cellbone range in our three part series covering the range very soon!
What other skin care tips do you make a part of your skin care routine? Tell me or ask questions below!