It's important for us to look after ourselves during these chilly winter months and one question my clients ask me, especially at this time of year, is what do I use to make my skin glow, and my answer is always Vitamin C - I include it in my diet with citrus fruits like oranges🍊and leafy green vegetables like spinach🌱 but mainly in the products that I apply to my skin.
Vitamin C is not naturally produced within the body, so while it’s great to eat your way to healthy skin, you will actually reap the biggest benefits by applying products rich in vitamin C directly to your skin - it’s 20 times more potent!
So what does Vitamin C do for us? It's an antioxidant, meaning that it protects the skin from damaging free radicals caused by UV exposure, and it also helps to repair tissue, promotes collagen production, diminishes fine lines, all whilst playing an essential role in achieving firm, youthful skin- yes please!🙋♀️
I'm a huge advocate of maintaining a regular skincare regime to achieve the best results (pop a post-it-note on your mirror to remind you of the sequence) and my daily routine consists of washing my face with Pelactiv Vita C+ Fresh Gel Cleanser, straight after my visit to the gym, by squeezing an almond shape amount into the palm of my hands, emulsifying it with some water and then applying it to my face, neck and decolletage in a gentle, circular motion before rinsing.
I then spritz Vita C+ Hydra Moist Toner onto my face and neck before patting it in - the green tea extracts and cucumber make it feel so refreshing. Then, while my skin is still damp, I apply 3 drops of Pelactiv Vita C+ Rapid C Serum to my skin, avoiding my delicate eye area, and massage it gently in until completely absorbed. I then finish with Pelactiv Vita C+ Day Radiance, which has a concentrated 15% Vitamin C serum and has been specifically formulated to deliver high concentrations of Vitamin C - it protects against premature ageing, whilst stimulating collagen production. Then I'm ready to start my mineral makeup application and head to the salon to start my day!
I love educating my wonderful clients on how regular use of skin-boosting Vitamin C products will help to boost collagen production, lighten sun induced pigmentation and improve skin clarity, which leaves you feeling and looking great. You can SHOP products here.
If your skincare routine needs a little boost or you would like to learn more about the benefits of Vitamin C on your skin, then book in for an appointment with Lauren and myself here and we're looking forward to seeing you in the salon soon 💖