Your body needs a variety of nutrients to look and function its best, of course, but vitamin C is a particularly important player. It offers much more than the immune-boosting properties you probably already know it for; because a lot of C is stored in your skin, it helps rejuvenate and protect your complexion whether you get it from food or apply it topically. Vitamin C in your skincare regimen is just as import as washing your face and applying sunscreen. Here’s what happens when you feed your body vitamin C: It helps keep the skin strong and firm. Along with minimizing the appearance of fine lines, vitamin C also helps the surface of your skin appear smoother and firmer. It helps heal skin. Injuries that lead to scar tissue need the help of vitamin C to repair damaged skin. Here’s what happens when you apply vitamin C topically: It provides antioxidant protection. This feeds your skin protective antioxidants that fight free radical damage and inflammation caused by the sun, pollution and other factors. It helps improve signs of aging. Topical vitamin C triggers collagen production by turning on fibroblasts, which helps improve the appearance of fine lines. Vitamin C also helps slow the breakdown of collagen, preserving skin’s structure. It can even out skin tone. The L-ascorbic acid form of vitamin C interrupts the overproduction of pigment. Using vitamin C over a period can lighten brown spots.
Say goodbye to red, sun damaged, aging skin with the innovative Intense Pulsed Light treatment. So what is IPL? IPL or Photofacial is a treatment that uses intense pulses of light to penetrate deep into the skin to treat hyperpigmentation, redness and enhance collagen production. We’ve listed the top 5 reasons you should invest in IPL treatments. Trust us, you’ll thank us later!
1. It can be done anywhere
Most clients will start on the facial area but once they start to see the results, they tend to treat other problem areas such as neck, chest, shoulders and back. IPL treatments can be done anywhere on the body.
2. Keeps the skin clear from brown spots, small blood vessels and acne
If you have irregular pigmentation to your skin or small blood vessels that have become visible, IPL is a great solution to help clear the skin. If you suffer from acne or redness and inflammation caused by acne, IPL treatments can help. IPL treatments will reduce the redness and inflammation and kill the P bacteria that is causing acne.
3. Minimizes the signs of aging
Photofacial reduces wrinkles, sunspots and other indicators of aging. IPL will stimulate collagen growth by treating a deeper layer of skin, while improving texture, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
4. IPL can be done in conjunction with other treatments
Since IPL treatments target the deeper layers of skin, they can be performed with other skin treatments such as microdermabrasion, facials or chemical peels.
5. It’s quick, easy and painless
IPL treatments can range anywhere from 15 minutes to hour long treatments, which can easily be added into your busy schedule. There is little down time associated with IPL and you can continue with your daily routines.