It’s important to note that as we age, naturally the elasticity and glow from our skin will start to dimmer. If you’re looking to reverse the signs of aging and improve your skin’s appearance, there’s a 4-product process that can do just that.

The Core 4 Skincare Program is made up of 4 medical-grade skincare products to incorporate into our daily routine to rejuvenate your skin. These include growth factors, retinol/exfoliant, antioxidants (which we’ll talk about today) and sunscreen. The best part? This system is clinically published and tested with results that prove its purpose with astounding results.

Today, we’re going to break down what, why, and how to use antioxidants, or, Vitamin C serum:

Antioxidants help protect your skin as well as correct past damage to reduce the signs of aging. Free radicals can produce and buildup in the skin, enhancing the signs of aging, while antioxidants (vitamin C specifically) can clear out free radicals and prevent further damage. Imagine cutting open an apple and leaving it out on the counter; it can (very quickly) become brown and feel soft through the oxidation process. If you were to put the apple in a container with Vitamin C, it will physically show that the oxidation process is neutralized and the apple will be edible longer. The exact same process happens with your skin.

Just like eating antioxidants (berries, pecans, kale, etc.) can help inflammation inside the body, adding it into your skincare routine can help with visual inflammation of the skin by increasing circulation and smoothing wrinkles. The powerful ingredient can also allow the skin to appear and truly be firmer.

Why Vitamin C Serum?

The Vitamin C Serum we use here at ReFresh can be found in SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals and Revision products. Vitamin C is known to be a “brightener” in several aspects, and skincare is no different. You can actually heal the skin using Vitamin C because it treats your skin like a wound and eliminates damage done to the skin through fine lines, wrinkles and photo damage and improves the appearance by improving skin tone, elasticity and texture by stimulating collagen synthesis.

Even if you have oily skin, do not be afraid of a serum or hydrating product. Allowing skin cell turnover to occur can keep oil at bay and will not result in an oily appearance.

How Do I Use It?

The best part about antioxidants and Vitamin C Serum is that it can be used everywhere on your skin. Apply this product to your chest, face, neck, hands, or any other areas that receive sun exposure most often. Along with sun exposure, you’re also susceptible to an array of chemicals and pollutants that can dull and damage your skin.

Apply your antioxidant Vitamin C Serum under your sunscreen and moisturizer once daily before any type of exposure.

Whether you’re looking to prevent or improve the signs of aging, using this type of skincare routine is going to benefit your lifestyle. Make sure to check out the products we carry at ReFresh’s SkinEssentials Store™, and ask one of our skin care experts next time you’re in!