Vitamin A, also known as Retinol is the only known molecule that helps keep the skin healthy and provides anti-ageing benefits.
When the skin is deficient in Vitamin A (which 95% of us are!) it can lead to problems/abnormalities such as pigmentation, sun damage and premature ageing. As our skin is so deficient in it, when we start to use a retinol based product our skin can be subject to:
(1) Superficial dryness or/and
(2) Purge. The “purging” reaction means the skin is detoxing so to speak. Vitamin A is a high antioxidant so it is going to detox the skin so we can achieve optimum skin health.
5 Reasons to introduce Vitamin A :
(1) Skin Hydration
Using Vitamin A will promote the effects of the skins natural moisterising factor, thus giving a radiant glow. Vitamin A has the ability to stimulate glycosaminoglycans which lock moisture into the skin. Glycosaminoglycans'(GAGS) primary role is to maintain and support collagen, elastin and bounce in the cells and keep protein fibers in balance and proportion. It also promotes the ability of the collagen and elastin fibers to retain moisture, therefore remaining soluble. In skin care products, they are essential to the epidermal & dermal cells turnover and keeping the collagen and elastin of the skin in good condition.
(2) Firmer and Stronger Skin
Vitamin A has the ability to compact the top layer of the skin to protect against environment while also keeping it firm. This will also help with to strengthen comprised skin that has been exposed to sensitivity, UV rays and environmental factors. The best way to address this common condition is to gradually increase the topical application of vitamin A and antioxidants. In the process it creates a natural barrier between skin and the causes of sensitivity. This results in the appearance of less inflammation, leaving it looking and feeling better and more comfortable.
(3) Elasticity, Tightness and Brightness
In the clinic, I personally find clients main goal is to achieve ultimate skin health which in turn will help with texture, elasticity, brightness and tightness. As a result, Vitamin A is a must to apply topically on skin and also internally. I highly recommend a Skin Vitamin A/antioxidant supplement to feed the skin from the inside out to achieve these maximum results. This one stocked in the clinic is particularly effective: Advanced Nutrition Programme Skin Vit A
(4) Oil Regulation in the Skin
Vitamin A has the ability to regulate sebaceous glands/oil content on the skin, so is highly beneficial for problematic prone skin. By regulating this it can help prevent further breakouts while strengthening immunity. Blocked pores leading to blackheads, inflammation and pimples which can damage the self-esteem of young and old alike, but help is at hand. Intensive medical research has proved Vitamin A to be the only molecule that can possibly cure or permanently control this common condition, leaving skin looking smooth, healthy and radiant again.
(5) Pigment Repair
Vitamin A can help to “break down” existing pigment over a period of time and also to prevent further pigment. Vitamin A combined with other essential nutrients like antioxidants and peptides help to prevent the formation of melanin (pigment). Pigment is responsible for dark marks and uneven skin tone. Most importantly, everyone should be using a quality sunscreen that protects against UV-A and UV-B rays. Using the right formulations of very special ingredients, unique skin treatment techniques and being patient with treatment, discoloured skin can be smoothed.
In MEDISKIN we provide a free consultation service, this is best to determine the best Vitamin A/Retinol product suitable for your skin. I have also linked some of my personal favourite Vitamin A/antioxidants products below.
Why not book in for a FREE skin consultation here in the clinic at which we can tell you how best to introduce Vitamin A into your skincare routine for you specifically.
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