Knowing how best to look after your skin can be a bit of a minefield. Many of us know that getting the right vitamins is crucial for soft, flawless skin, but how do you break down the confusing barriers around vitamin-infused products? And how do you choose the ones that’ll boost your complexion and be just right for you?
Vitamin A effectively treats acne and signs of ageing, as it has strong healing properties. It can be found in many skincare products, such as serums and moisturisers. Popular vitamin A infused products include Retin A, Retinol and Tretinoin.
Vitamin A skincare products work by regulating the skin’s natural function and can be used to correct skin conditions with regular use. That’s because Vitamin A is great at encouraging skin cell turnover by stimulating collagen production. It improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as other visible signs of ageing.
This wonder-vitamin can also unclog your pores, heal acne, repair acne scarring and regulate the skin’s oil production. It boosts your complexion and evens out your skin tone by reducing brown spots, pigmentation and sun damage. It’s a skincare essential for clear, plumped skin.
Vitamin B helps to produce new skin cells without feeling harsh on the skin. Vitamin B-deficient skin can be dry, flaky, sensitive, and prone to acne breakouts. Topical use of vitamin B works as an antioxidant for the skin, so it soothes an assortment of skin complaints. It helps to steady the skin’s barrier to relieve, repair and improve the skin’s immunity.
Vitamin B includes an influential component called B3 or niacinamide, which helps to reduce redness, improve the skin’s tone and texture, refine open pores, regulate the skin’s oil production and improve its hydration levels.
This vitamin helps all skin types, but it’s especially good for people who suffer from rosacea and sensitive skin. To maximise your results, Vitamin B can be used collectively with vitamins A & C.
The most common vitamin B supplements available for skin care are B3 (niacinamide), B5 (pantothenic acid) and B12 (cobalamin).
Vitamin C will protect your skin from external factors, and is an all-round solution for anyone suffering with dermatitis, uneven complexion, or lack of hydration. It’s an ascorbic acid ingredient that contains a powerful antioxidant to shield the skin cells from free radical damage, such as the daily attack of UV rays and pollution. It works by thickening the top layer of the skin to protect it against sun damage and promotes collagen synthesis, which addresses signs of premature ageing.
Aside from supplements, Vitamin C can also be acquired from citrus fruits, strawberries, papaya and leafy green vegetables. Eating these regularly will help you see an improvement in your skin through boosting your diet.
On your next visit to your Transform Hospital Group clinic, you can top up your Vitamin C and E with the serums available. Get in touch and ask about the skinceuticals C E Ferulic and the Phloretin CF to start your journey towards healthier looking skin.
Our skincare specialists can give you all the information you need to make the most of your skin so it’s younger, plumper and smoother. Book your free skincare consultation, where we can talk you through your personal skincare options.
By Mamuna Arshad, Lead Medical Aesthetician, Transform Hospital Group