Vitamin A & C - Ultimate Anti-Aging Secrets
by Sheila Milroy
Did you know that Vitamin A has the most research behind it; more than any other vitamin-based skin care ingredient on the market. One study found that after using a prescription strength vitamin A cream for 10-12 months participants noticed significantly fewer wrinkles and medical experts noted an 80 percent increase in collagen.
What else does it do? Fights acne by stimulating cell turnover to help slow oil production and keep pores clear. Vitamin A creams also strengthens your skin making fine lines looks smoother. Vitamin A creams can help lighten sun-induced brown spots and boost skin radiance. Vitamin A block the enzyme needed for melanin (pigment) production further helping to deliver an even-toned, glowing complexion.
Topical vitamin A will increase your sensitivity to light and sun. Daily use of a good sunblock is a must.
Another secret anti-aging agent is Vitamin C. First and foremost Vitamin C will brighten otherwise dull skin allowing it to look healthier and more vibrant. In addition, Vitamin C is great for reducing embarrassing redness and will help you achieve a more uniform skin tone and overall better complexion. If you suffer from dry skin vitamin C is a must. Moisturizers may still leave your skin feeling dry and looking flakey; a vitamin C serum will improve moisture content and overall hydration. A vitamin C serum will also strengthens the skin by producing collagen. And very importantly a vitamin C serum will protect your skin from sun damage and makes sunscreen more effective.
The best way to use a topical Vitamin C is to simply apply a small amount of it once a day to clean, dry skin. It should be applied before you begin applying your makeup but after you use your daily facial toner. From there, simply continue with your regular makeup and skin care routine.
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