Known for its anti-aging properties, Vitamin C is a must-have when it comes to your skincare routine. While you may be getting Vitamin C in your diet, it’s hard to tell whether its effects are improving your skin which is why it’s best to use it topically for skincare. Vitamin C is a super potent antioxidant that helps protect the skin’s barrier against daily stressors such as UV Rays and pollution.
Because Vitamin C is highly acidic, when used topically, it triggers the skin to heal itself by stimulating collagen production and elastin. These are both naturally occurring protein fibres that help keep the skin plump and firm looking. When considering how to add it to your skincare routine, try a Vitamin C Serum. Combined with anti-ageing properties, this serum will help protect the skin’s barrier from free radicals and improve signs of ageing.
Fun fact: our skin cells naturally produce hyaluronic acid to help maintain moisture levels! This naturally occurring molecule can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water and is essential for hydration. Because our skin comes in contact with several daily stressors, our skins hyaluronic acid levels can take a significant dip. Were then left with dullness, fine lines and an uneven skin tone.
By adding Hyaluronic Acid to your everyday skincare routine, you can keep your skin hydrated and plump, which can help diminish signs of aging. It’s perfect for ALL skin types and is safe to use every day. If you’re short on time and don’t want to miss this extra nourishing step, try adding it to your routine by way of your moisturiser. The Day Defence Moisturiser SPF 15+ is a gentle everyday moisturising cream that hydrates and rejuvenates the skin while protecting it against UV damage.
Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA)
You might have heard it’s important to exfoliate the skin, but this no longer means abrasive, sugar-based scrubs. Alpha Hydroxy Acids, also knowns as AHA’s, is a class of chemical exfoliants. They are typically added to cleansers, toners, moisturisers and serums. They help to loosen dead skin cells to reveal smooth and clearer looking skin without the need for scrubbing. Depending on the intensity of the AHA, it’s an excellent option for those with sensitive skin.
D’Lumiere Esthetique AHA Anti Aging Serum is derived from natural sources like apple and citrus. It’s designed for oily or blemish-prone problematic skin. With high AHA potency of 20%, this product is best used every other day in the PM after washing the skin. Besides its exfoliating properties, it can help reduce oily prone skin and treat pore reduction giving you a more even skin tone.
Skincare doesn’t need to be complicated! By starting with these basics, you can protect your skins natural barrier, reduce the signs of aging and improve your skins overall texture and tone.
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