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The Foundations of Basic Home Skin Care: ABCs

The foundations of basic home skin care don’t have to be complicated, but should be evidence based.

Keep it simple and start with three vital ingredients in your daily routine. Don’t forget sunscreen.

Vitamin A Vitamin B Vitamin C
Type
  • Retinoic acid
  • Retinol
B3 (niacinamide) L ascorbic acid
What does it do?
  • Increases skin cell turnover, so less wrinkles and pigmentation.
  • Stimulates collagen.
  • Stimulates blood vessels.
  • Increases skin barrier function
  • Acts as anti-inflammatory good for acne, rosacea
  • Nicotinamide tablets have shown to reduce non melanoma skin cancers.
  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory
  • Reduces UV damage
  • Reduces pigmentation
  • Reduces fine lines/pores
How do I start? Start with retinol and slowly build it up to doctors prescription retinoic acid Start with 5% and slowly build it up Start at 10% and slowly build it up
When do I use? Night Morning or Night  or both Morning first then night also if tolerated
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