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Alumier Skin Experts / August 21, 2018

ACE with a side of B3

These days it is not hard to find an article on the benefits of getting all your vitamins for your health, but did you know that you need to add them to your skin care routine as well?

Delivering topical nutrients will have a more direct impact on skin health.  It is, however, important to know which vitamins are clinically proven to be effective. AlumierMD will always choose actives and vitamins that have been clinically proven effective for the skin. When it comes to your skin health it is important to be an “ACE with a side of B3”.  What do I mean?  The vitamins that are chosen to apply topically to maintain optimal skin health are:

Vitamin A

Comes in different forms and strengths and is one of the more studied ingredients in skin care.  It hosts a multitude of benefits including collagen stimulation and minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation.  It also helps to shrink the sebaceous gland (less opportunity for oil).  What is not to love?  This is a perfect vitamin for all skin types/conditions.  May make you sun sensitive, so always follow with a broad-spectrum sunscreen.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C comes in different forms with L Ascorbic Acid being the winner in the benefits category.  All forms of vitamin C are great for antioxidant support but it is L Ascorbic Acid that is not only an antioxidant but it also helps stimulate and maintain healthy collagen as well as helps to minimize hyperpigmentation.  This a winner for anyone who is concerned with aging.

Vitamin E

Vitamin E is a highly moisturizing vitamin and helps maintain health in the skin at a cellular level as well as being an antioxidant. Great for all skin conditions/types and a must have for the cooler months when moisture seems to disappear.

Vitamin B3

Vitamin B3 boosts hydration while having anti-inflammatory benefits which are helpful for an acne or rosacea-prone skin.  It has also been shown to hinder the transfer of melanin to the skin, reducing the chance of visual pigmentation on the surface of the skin. Also, to bring the whole thing full circle vitamin B3 helps improve the skin’s tolerance to vitamin A…win/win right?

Now that you know this you can ACE your skin care routine! Need help knowing which is best suited to you?  Your AlumierMD professional is highly educated in the best ingredients for your unique skin.  Find your pro today to make sure that you are covering all the bases necessary to maintain a healthy skin.

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