Vitamin A

 

                                          

 

Vitamin A. A beautiful and powerful skincare ingredient.  Vitamins are vital for the skin and vitamin A is no different.

Vitamin A benefits:

  • Vitamin A helps your skin to heal faster.
  • Vitamin A also helps in preventing breakouts.
  • Vitamin A can tackle the signs of premature aging.
  • Vitamin A supports the skin’s immune system.
  • Vitamin A can smooth fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Vitamin A exfoliates skin cells and helps with new skin cells regeneration process.
  • Vitamin A can prevent your pores from clogging.


Vitamin A comes from two sources, retinoids, such as retinols which can be found in vitamin A rich foods, such as eggs and dairy products) and carotenoids which can be found in dark green vegetables and carrots.

 

Vitamin A creams are available in different retinol strengths. What this means is that some creams may have a higher percentage of retinol than others. The higher the percentage the more it can cause skin sensitivity especially if you are new to using vitamin A in your skin care regimen.

When applying vitamin A, it is important to remember:

  • Apply a thin layer.
  • Do not use more than a pea- sized amount.
  • Incorporate vitamin A slowly into your skincare regimen, starting perhaps with once a week then increasing it slowly to every three days- or whatever best suits your skin.
  • Remember to always follow a vitamin A product with an SPF, as retinols can make your skin sensitive in the sun.

 

                              

 


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