It’s time to talk about some seriously helpful serums that boost our favorite cosmetic treatments. These two powerful compounds can be especially useful on dry winter skin but are beneficial any time of the year. And the best part is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get these anti-aging effects.
We love vitamin C, and so should you! Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. But it is still gentle enough for most skin types and for treating sensitive areas of the face. Vitamin C in your diet is important for your immune system and overall health. You can also use it directly on the skin for a long list of beautiful benefits.
As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps to neutralize free radicals in the body that can wreak havoc on your cells. It is also a crucial component for tissue growth and regeneration. And vitamin C’s benefits don’t stop there.
Collagen is essential for healthy-looking hair, nails, and skin, and getting adequate vitamin C in your diet helps with all of these features. Topical application on the skin is also clinically shown to improve collagen production and fight the signs of aging. The result? Vitamin C can help smooth fine lines and wrinkles, improve elasticity, and shrink pores.
Vitamin C can also help minimize hyperpigmentation that results from sun damage, acne, stretch marks, and other scars. It actually blocks the production of melanin, the substance responsible for dark spots on the skin.
Another benefit of this tough antioxidant is to protect against sun damage. While you should always wear sunscreen as your first line of defense against UV damage, vitamin C can also have a protective effect against sun-related aging.
Brighten and Improved Skin Tone
Vitamin C has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. This means it can reduce puffiness and redness, which can be a problem in winter months. The result is clearer, more even skin tone.
It may sound harsh, but hyaluronic acid is actually a sugar that occurs naturally in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid molecules attract and absorb water, which means they have a moisturizing effect.
Not only does hyaluronic acid attract water molecules, but it also hangs onto them. How much water can it hold, you ask? Up to 1,000 times its molecular weight! Because of this, it is extremely hydrating. Hyaluronic acid acts as an effective moisturizer that can have massive benefits for dry winter skin.
As we mentioned, hyaluronic acid molecules soak up water, sort of like microscopic water balloons. When this occurs, they plump up, leaving your skin more voluminous, supple, and smooth. Our skin can lose volume and become sunken and saggy as we age. Hyaluronic acid treatment can add back some of that lost volume. An added benefit is that the plumping action smooths lines and wrinkles.
Another advantage of hyaluronic acid is that it can speed up healing and reduce inflammation. This property makes hyaluronic acid a great upgrade to add to cosmetic treatments. For example, microneedling works by creating tiny injuries to the skin in order to promote the body’s healing mechanisms. When hyaluronic acid is added, it boosts the treatment while also speeding up the process.
Serums + Cosmetic Treatments
If you are interested in getting serious benefits from these treatments, you are in luck. We just happen to have two treatment specials for December 2022 that incorporate Vitamin C and Hyaluronic acid to boost results.
Rejuvenate your winter skin with microneedling to reduce pores, scars, wrinkles, and sagging. Or choose to skin resurfacing with Venus Viva laser technology to improve skin tone, including redness, rosacea, scars, stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation, as well as reverse other signs of aging. Both treatments are supplemented with hyaluronic acid and vitamin C. Call now to take advantage of these specials!