In my post about vitamin C , I mentioned that there are three important vitamins to your skin that help keeping you younger. These vitamins are: C, A. In this post I will talk about vitamin A.
What is Vitamin A? Vitamin A is commonly known as the vitamin needed for good eyesight. Vitamin A is also vital for regulating genes, maintaining healthy skin, supporting the immune system and producing red blood cells.
Sources of Vitamin A:
-Eggs -Whole milk -Sweet Potato -Pumpkin -Carrots
Why Vitamin A for skin?
Vitamin A forces your skin cells to turn over faster, bringing new fresh skin cells to the surface.
If your skin has been feeling scaly and dry, then there’s a possibility that you might be lacking in Vitamin A.
Vitamin A helps in the following:
- Slow aging process : Vitamin A is a great anti-aging nutrient. So if you wish to get rid of lines, wrinkles, dull skin and other skin aging symptoms, then Vitamin A may can be of great help.
- Acne and pimples: Individuals who are suffering from acne are encouraged to take plenty of Vitamin A or apply products that are derivatives of the vitamin.
- Repair damaged skin and Rebuild skin tissues : it is an essential vitamin when it comes to healing scrapes, wounds and other damages to the skin.
- Skin disease psoriasis : Patients who suffer from the skin disease psoriasis are often advised to apply retinoid (a form of Vitamin A) to regulate cellular growth. How often to use Vitamin A
If you have acne, scars, wrinkles then use it daily, or every couple of days. Else once a week it enough
Note 1 : Vitamin A can cause some irritation to your skin, in this case to have to start slow, applying only every couple of days. Note 2: Using Vitamin A increases your skin's sensitivity to the sun, so use ample amounts of sunscreen.
Vitamin A is the Anti-aging anti-acne vitamin, it seem that people who have young skin know this information decades ago and used it since they are in their twenties.