Two Crucial Ingredients You Need in Your Skincare Routine
It seems like every day there’s a new trending topic for skin care. With different innovative products and experimental techniques going viral every time you look at your social media; it might be hard to determine exactly what products and services are worth adding to your skincare routine.
Although Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are popular topics right now, their benefits are scientifically proven to be anything but a fad. Suppose you’re looking to improve not only the appearance of your skin, but your skin’s overall health. In that case, you need to make sure that these ingredients are present in the products that you’re using, and that they’re present in a high enough concentration to really make a difference.
Here are the reasons why Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid are crucial for healthy skin — plus, we’ll share the Vita Nova products that will give you the best return on your investment.
WHAT CAN VITAMIN C DO FOR YOUR SKIN?
Even if you’re a total skincare novice, you probably know how important Vitamin C is for your skin — and your health as a whole. It’s commonly associated with citrus fruits like orange juice, which you may have been told to drink to help ease the symptoms of the common cold. While every benefit of Vitamin C is essential and worth considering, let’s go over some of the most important reasons you need it in your skincare routine.
VITAMIN C CAN FIGHT OFF HARMFUL FREE RADICALS.
Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to your skin. They’re unbalanced, which means that they have an uneven number of electrons, but the problem arises because free radicals want to balance themselves out. This means they’re actively looking for cells that they can steal an electron from, and when they’re successful, a chain reaction is created. These reactions are called oxidation, and they actually can be a normal function of the human body. There are even some types of free radicals that don’t cause damage to your body.
However, there are many types of free radicals that do cause damage – and the damage they cause can be extensive. Free radicals can harm parts of the cell like the membrane, and with enough damage, they can even cause cells to die.
That’s why antioxidants are so important! Vitamin C is one of the most sought-after antioxidants in the skin care industry because applying it topically can fight off free radicals and combat some of the damage they cause.
VITAMIN C CAN BRIGHTEN AND EVEN OUT YOUR SKIN TONE.
Thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties, Vitamin C can do a lot for the texture of your skin. In addition to fighting oxidative damage caused by free radicals, this powerful ingredient can reduce irritation, leading to healthier and more radiant skin.
Additionally, Vitamin C-infused skincare products are a popular choice thanks to the brightening effects its anti-inflammatory properties can have as well. Vitamin C helps reduce pigmentation like dark circles and redness without affecting your natural skin tone.
VITAMIN C CAN DIMINISH THE APPEARANCE OF FINE LINES AND WRINKLES.
It’s normal to get fine lines and wrinkles as we get older, and Vitamin C serums can help with that as well! Vitamin C can also boost your natural production of collagen, which helps increase skin elasticity and firmness. That means that serums containing this powerful antioxidant can help make your skin look firmer and more toned.
How does Hyaluronic Acid help hydrate your skin?
Hydration is crucial for a healthy body, but it’s something most of us don’t get enough of. While drinking enough water daily can definitely help, you should also be applying it topically to help your skin get the hydration boost it needs. That’s where Hyaluronic Acid, or HA, comes in! There are many people who have dry skin – and dry skin isn’t always obvious from a quick look in the mirror.
Here are some of the reasons that Hyaluronic Acid is a great ingredient for healthy skin.
Hyaluronic Acid holds up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
Hyaluronic Acid is very good for hydration because it retains water, which means your skin will absorb even more water than it would otherwise be able to. It helps your skin retain moisture, effectively boosting any other hydrating product you might be using.
Hyaluronic Acid can increase skin elasticity.
The benefits of HA have been analyzed in various scientific studies, and many of the results show measurable improvements in skin elasticity and texture after consistent use. Skin elasticity is our skin’s natural ability to stretch and bounce back to its original state. It’s normal for skin elasticity to decrease as we age, and Hyaluronic Acid serums are a great way to slow that process down.
Hyaluronic Acid can reduce THE depth of wrinkles.
Did you know that our bodies produce some level of Hyaluronic Acid naturally? It helps a lot with joints, wound healing, and of course, keeping our skin healthy. In fact, about 50% of our body’s Hyaluronic Acid is in our skin, but environmental factors like UV radiation can prevent it from doing its job fully. Applying HA topically can combat this, and provide your skin with moisture that it would otherwise be losing.
How to Use Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid Daily
Firstly, you need to get your hands on some high-quality products. Thanks to the popularity of both of these ingredients, they are fairly easy to find. While you can find some drugstore brands that contain these products, we definitely recommend looking for medical-grade skincare products to incorporate into your regimen. The drugstore brands won’t hurt you, but they may not have the ingredients in a high enough concentration or efficacy to make a real difference.
Vita Nova’s Brightening Vitamin C Serum and Ultra Hydrating Serum (HA) are two of our absolute favorite products to use together because the combination really is magic especially during the harsh winter weather. Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) can be used twice daily, both morning and night. After cleansing, toning, and exfoliating, apply your Vitamin C serum and your HA. If you’re wondering what order to use them in, remember the golden rule of ordering your skincare regimen: start with your thinnest product first, and then proceed through them as they get thicker.
If you’re interested in picking up any or all of the products from the Vita Nova skincare line, stop by our office in Manassas, Virginia anytime during business hours or ask about them at your next appointment.