I have normal skin but it is ageing and I have increasing numbers of brown spots appearing. I’ve heard I should be using Vitamin A but don’t know what to use and how to use it.
Lorraine | QLD | age 67
- Lorraine is concerned about her skin and yes, therefore she should be using a Vitamin A serum. In her 60’s her skin would also benefit from a DNA repair serum and some antioxidants as nourishing her skin will make it easier for the Vitamin A to work its magic.
Read here to understand what has happened in her skin: Sun damage and Pigmentation in an ageing skin.
and some extra reading to help understand how Vitamin A works and all the various forms you might find on a beauty shelf-
Lorraine though needs to start on a level 1 Vitamin A, one formulated especially for more mature skins which should negate the possibility of her experiencing any redness or irritability which can be common with other forms of A in more mature skins.
We usually recommend products such as CosMedix Elite X-Age if the skin is on the dry side, Osmosis MD Calm for those who have used an A regularly or the Rejuvaphyll LS or HS Retinol or for those who have never used an A, but feel their skin is “normal” the Rejuvaphyl Rejuvenating Complex is a great place to start.
The Rejuvaphyl products are a beautiful, safe yet very effective way for mature skins to begin or continue their skin care journey. They are designed specifically for these skin’s to hydrate and plump, to reduce fine lines, and have products to assist in reducing redness, the appearance of enlarged pores and to build a stronger and more resilient skin.
Her pigmentation or brown spots will be affected somewhat with the use of these serums, however she could add a specific pigment serum such as Cosmedix Simply Brilliant , Cosmedix Elite X-Cell or the Osmosis MD Catalyst Plus with Enlighten for more rapid results.
If Lorraine’s skin is quite dry it would be sensible to start any of these products slowly – just twice a week initially, at night, increasingly to nightly over a matter of weeks.
Adding antioxidants including Vitamin C and superoxide dismutase plus others will also help overall. The CosMedix Affirm covers these bases.
LASTLY – i almost forgot!! A UV blocker every day must be worn. Check out our range of superb physical sunblocks here though i would recommend the CosMedix Hydrate+ for any skin over 60. It is effective against the UV’s and really moisturising – feels lovely on.
I congratulate Lorraine on asking the question and knowing she can do something to
help her skin as she nears her 70’s.
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