Written by: Esthetician Stephanie Smith
In my career as an esthetician and educator, I love that I get to work with individuals to improve their skin health! In my skincare studio near Nashville, TN the first lesson I share with my guests is about vitamin C. Using a vitamin C serum daily is essential to the health of all kin types, and all ages! Read on to find out why.
Every human (no matter how old) can benefit from using vitamin C on the skin. Young people love the way it helps acne blemishes heal faster, and prevents acne scarring. Those in their 30s-40’s love the way it slows and prevents dark spots on the skin (hyperpigment) and reduces redness. Mature individuals love the way it helps prevent cellular mistakes such as pre-cancer lesions as well as boosts the benefits of any anti-aging skin regimen.
“Why can’t I just take a vitamin C pill,” you ask? Vitamin C taken internally gets rerouted to the internal organs, so using it topically bypasses the digestive process and allows you to deposit vitamin C right where it is needed.
When choosing a C serum, there are a few things to keep in mind. Make sure to use a serum with naturally derived Vitamin C to avoid dryness and sensitivity. You’ll know it’s working within 2 weeks, when your skin becomes less blotchy and red, and takes on a healthy radiance. Every person has unique nutrient requirements, so after 2 weeks, if your skin still has a blotchy redness, you may need to use it twice daily to get the desired effect.
If you haven’t already, I encourage you to try the new Suki Vitamin C Serum! Not only does it contain a potent, stable form of Vitamin C, but it has introduced me to a new fruit extract, Evodia Rutaecarpa, that works with vitamin C to further reduce redness and hyperpigment. In addition, the serum has an immediate skin tightening effect, which is always a plus!
Below is a list of all the benefits of the Suki Vitamin C Serum, which is an essential part of your summer skincare routine.
-Slows and prevents dark spots, scars and redness within 2 weeks.
-Firms the skin by boosting collagen production
-Makes pores and fine lines less noticeable
-Repairs skin cell damage from the environment.
-Boosts the efficacy of other products such as those for sensitivity, acne, and anti-aging.
-Can be worn under sunscreen at the beach to prevent sun damage.
-Is an excellent post-sun treatment when used under a calming mask to reduce redness and irritation.
-Can be massaged into chapped lips for instant hydration and repair
*Vitamin C may be listed a few different ways on the label. To keep things simple, look for a phrase that includes a form of the word Ascorbic (ascorbate, ascorbyl and ascorbic are water-soluble forms) or the word Tetrahexadexyl which is an oil soluble form of C.
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