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Vitamin C: Lighten & Brighten

Spring is here and so is the want for beautifully radiant skin. You know what I am talking about – that nice, even toned glowing skin that you want to show off on a bright sunny spring day. Although we do have to be cautious out on these nice, sunny days that can truly wreak havoc on our skin.
Vitamin C, as we know, is an essential vitamin for maintaining a healthy body and healthy skin. The skin relies on antioxidants for protection against such environmental insults as ultraviolet rays and pollutants that can cause free radicals and photo aging of the skin. Free radicals damage DNA, proteins, and lipids, which cause skin cells to die. Since the skin receives the most intense free-radical assault from UV light exposure, replenishing and increasing the antioxidant defense of the skin becomes a good strategy for photo protection and photo repair. Studies show that, when applied to the skin, L ascorbic acid stimulated collagen synthesis, provided sun protection and protects the skin by reducing free radicals that would otherwise destroy skin cells and their components. Topical vitamin C has also been shown to improve skin texture and tone, reduce brown spots, decrease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and help prevent their formation.
The Obagi –C Rx skin care system is over-the-top Vitamin C protection you won’t find over-the-counter. This treatment has prescription-strength 4% hydroquinone plus 10% L-ascorbic acid which protects and perfects from cell to surface. Obagi-C Rx systems are ideal skin care if you have minimal fine lines, minimal unevenness of skin tone, mild hyperpigmentaion and minimal age spots, any skin type, or are not ready for more aggressive anti-aging regimens. During the month of April we have paired this great skin care system with our Jet Peel facial to give you optimal results and a more beautifully radiant skin. Please call us for more details.

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