Should You Use a Topical Anti-Oxidant?
If you know anything about good skincare, you know that a daily sunscreen is a must if you want to keep your skin wrinkle-free and stave off age spots and other signs of aging. UV light is the #1 cause of skin aging, including the loss of elasticity that many men and women experience.
To ‘amp up’ your sun protection and diminish signs of aging, we recommend adding a topical anti-oxidant to your skincare routine. We carry two pharmaceutical-grade topical anti-oxidants at AlluraDerm MD Med Spa in Albuquerque, NM:
- SkinCeuticals® C+E Ferulic. Vitamins C and E, as well as ferulic acid, are the most powerful anti-oxidants for your skin. This SkinCeuticals® anti-oxidant serum contains all three.
- SkinMedica® Vitamin C & E Complex. SkinMedica® uses lipid soluble vitamin C, which has superior absorption, UV protection and free-radical fighting powers compared to formulas that contain water-soluble vitamin C.
In one double-blind study, a topical vitamin C complex was applied to one-half of the face and a placebo gel on the opposite side. The result was significant improvement of wrinkling, pigmentation, inflammation and hydration on the side treated by vitamin C.
Biopsies showed an increase in collagen formation as well. Not only that, topical vitamin C applied to the face of smokers in another study showed that applying the anti-oxidant not only diminished existing sun damage—it also prevented further damage from forming!
Contact our Albuquerque Medical Spa
If topical anti-oxidants, serums and skincare has you confused, you don’t have to worry about which products are right for your skin on your own. The skincare experts at AlluraDerm are happy to meet with you for a FREE consultation at our Albuquerque, New Mexico medical spa to discuss which skincare solutions are right for you. Contact us at 505-821-9630 to schedule an appointment.
SkinMedica® and SkinCeuticals® products are 15% throughout May at AlluraDerm!