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Think “C for complexion”: How your skin can benefit from Vitamin C

Photo of Azar NejadAzar Nejad is a Licensed Master Aesthetician at Inova Medical Spa in Ashburn, VA. She has six years of industry experience and holds additional certifications as a laser technician, Xtreme Lash® Stylist, and in oncology aesthetics. Azar has extensive experience in treating all skin types. Her favorite services include facials, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, IPL, laser hair removal, lash extensions, and threading.

The Multi-Beneficial Antioxidant: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is one of the best antioxidants that can help to improve the skin’s overall appearance. Regardless of the percentage of L-ascorbic acid in the formulation, the main goal of a Vitamin C serum is to help create an even, smooth, and brighter complexion. It will also help to improve and minimize fine lines and wrinkles, retain moisture, and stabilize Vitamin E.

Antioxidants help to protect the skin from ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun and also in stimulating the growth of collagen fibers found naturally within the skin. Adding an antioxidant to your everyday skin care regime is essential, because it can also help to improve the effectiveness of the rest of your skin care.

It’s important to use sunblock while using a Vitamin C serum because some serums contain hydroquinone, which is a lightening agent.

two hands holding a small container of skin balmVitamin C serums are best when applied to freshly cleansed skin. Apply all over the face – starting from the bottom in a gentle, upward motion and avoiding the eye area. Following the serum, it is recommended to apply an effective moisturizer and SPF.

At Inova Medical Spa, we offer varying Vitamin C serums. The Vitamin C Serum by OBAGI® is an amazing product that is available in three different concentrations of L-ascorbic acid: 10%, 15%, and 20%. The 10% concentration is best for dry and sensitive skin types, the 15% concentration is best for normal skin types, and the 20% concentration is best for oily skin types. Consider adding this antioxidant to your skincare regimen to improve your skin’s overall appearance.

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