This is a reprint of a newsletter we sent out in December 2009.  We are moving all our newsletters to our blog starting with older ones first.

Want Younger Looking Skin?
Think you are taking good care of your skin? Make sure! Even if you eat a healthy diet and are consistent with taking vitamins, your skin can still benefit greatly from applying vitamins topically. If you find yourself overwhelmed with all of the options out there, let ASerenity simplify things for you. There are 3 very important vitamins to look for when buying anti-aging products.

Ingredient #1: Vitamin A
Vitamin A (derivatives are know as retinoids) is a powerful ingredient that has been proven to smooth wrinkles and fade brown spots fast by boosting cell turnover in the skin. This is one vitamin that dermatologist worldwide recommend to address aging as well as acne!

How to use Apply at night time only, as the sun’s rays deactivate most types of Vitamin A. For fastest results, a prescription retinoid can give you a noticeable difference within 4-8 weeks. The downside is that the high strength can cause peeling and redness. If you are new to retinoids start off with an OTC version that is more mild. Most will start to see results within 3 months. It is also recommended to use a pea-size amount (that’s all you need!) every 2nd or 3rd night for at least 2 weeks until your skin has built up a tolerance. Then begin to use every night for best results.

Try Total Retinol A Creme
total-retinol-a-cremeThis potent cream contains a 20% blend of retinol, glycolic & lactic acid to smooth & firm the skin. It also contains an exclusive blend of peptides that help to relax wrinkles & expression lines. Hyaluronic acid, cucumber & shea butter help to keep the skin plump & hydrated & provide antioxidant benefits as well. This is a great alternative to a prescription retinoid which can cost up to $109 a tube.

Ingredient # 2 Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps with a multitude of skin concerns. It helps to perfect the complexion & give the skin a radiant glow. This vitamin also helps to promote the production of collagen in the skin & prevent free radical damage! Not all products that contain Vitamin C are created equal. Here are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you are getting a quality product that will deliver outstanding results: Make sure to look for packaging with opaque & airtight containers. Vitamin C can be very unstable & keeping light & oxygen away from the formula will help to guarantee it’s potency. Also, look for Vitamin C in the form of magnesium ascorbyl phosphate or ascorbic acid & if possible in a product that also contains Vitamin E. When used together they provide 4x more protection against free radical damage!

How to use  Apply a product containing Vitamin C in the morning and evening to ensure that your skin gets a constant dose of this anti aging vitamin.

Try Vital C Hydrating Anti Aging Serum
hydrating-anti-aging-serumThis serum contains pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C that immediately minimizes and soothes the visible effects of environmentally damages skin. Vitamin C and E nourish the skin to create a healthy, youthful complexion. Voted BEST Image product! Ideal for ALL skin types.

Ingredient #3   Vitamin E
This vitamin hydrates thirsty skin by helping the skin retain its moisture balance. It is also one of the most powerful antioxidants around!  Studies have shown that Vitamin E, when used before sun exposure, helps to prevent the skin from getting inflammed & dry. Pair that with Vitamin C and boost the efficacy and stability of both!

How to use  These are amazing vitamins to have in a daytime moisturizer that contains and SPF. One experience under intense UV light (sun exposure, tanning beds) can deplete the skin of half its’ natural supply of Vitamin E, which you need to prevent damage to the skin.

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