Is your normally peaches-and-cream skin looking a bit like the cream has curdled? Is moisturising part of your daily skincare regimen, but your skin is dry and flaky? Welcome to winter. Fortunately, multi-vitamin serums can protect your skin against cold temperatures outside and over-heated temperatures inside. At Austin Clinic and the Sanctuary, our skincare experts can help you find the right product for your skin.
Multi-Vitamin Serum Basics for Skincare Lovers
A multivitamin serum is a type of skincare product that contains a variety of vitamins and other nutrients. These vitamins and nutrients can help to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin, and can also help to address specific skin concerns, such as acne, wrinkles, and sun damage.
Multivitamin serums are typically applied to the face and neck after cleansing. They can be used alone or in conjunction with other skincare products, such as moisturisers and sunscreens. Serums have lighter skincare formulations than moisturisers. Translation: thinner viscosity allows the serum to be absorbed more easily into your skin. This makes serums an ideal choice to soothe sensitive skin and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
For Beautiful Skin – ACE It
The superstars of multi-vitamin skincare serums at Austin Clinic and the Sanctuary are these vitamins, all with antioxidant properties:
Vitamin A – Vitamin A contains a powerful antioxidant that can help protect skin from damage caused by free radicals. It can also help to improve skin tone and texture, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. AllMedic’s Complete Repair Serum contains Vitamin A, B, and more, to stimulate the repair of damaged cells.
Vitamin C – Like Vitamin A, Vitamin C is prized for its powerful antioxidant properties that combat free radical damage. Unlike Vitamin A, it has the ability to help boost collagen production, which can help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin elasticity. Aspect Dr Problem Skin Serum is a terrific example. It combines Vitamin C with botanical extracts to clarify blemish-prone skin without drying.
Vitamin E – Vitamin E is the third of the vitamins with properties that affect skin and free radicals. Vitamin E is special because it can also help moisturise the skin and protect it from the sun’s harmful rays.
In addition to these and other vitamins, multivitamin serums may also contain proven skincare ingredients, including.
Hyaluronic acid – A naturally occurring body chemical that “draws in water like a sponge (and) can really help in hydrating our skin,” reports NBC News.
Peptides – These amino acids are essential to skin proteins. Adding them to a multi-vitamin serum can help stimulate the skin to create more collagen (which is made up of polypeptide chains).
Patience Has Its Rewards When It Comes to Serums
If you’re looking for a quick fix for dry winter skin, serums aren’t it. We wish we could say otherwise, but Austin Clinic knows that multivitamin serums do not produce results overnight. It can take weeks or even months before you will fully realise the benefits of your skincare program. Here’s why:
Skin is a large organ – It takes time for the multi-vitamins in a serum to penetrate the outermost layer of the skin to reach the epidermis, where their work is targeted.
Skin constantly renews itself – Normally, skin sheds old cells to reveal new cells every 28 days. During that time, serums are working on the new cells, preparing them to be seen.
Skin does not live in a vacuum – Dry skin can be due to a variety of factors such as genetics, environment, and lifestyle. If you don’t make skin-friendly changes across the board, it is unlikely even the most potent serums will be able to reverse the damage.
At Austin Clinic, the long-term benefits of multi-vitamin serums can be coupled with other skincare treatments that offer more immediate results. You can choose a treatment for quick results and then follow up with a consistent skincare routine, to see a long-lasting difference in the overall health and appearance of your skin over time.
Which Serum is Right for You? Ask Austin Clinic!
Sorting through the wonderful, but enormous number of options of skincare can seem daunting. Why not let a trained skin expert help you. Winter, spring, summer, or autumn, all you have to do is call (as the song says). Our team is waiting to provide the guidance you need to pick out the treatments and skincare products best-suited to your goals. Contact us today for a beautiful tomorrow.