Thoughts on Better Aging

Vitamin A and Your Skin

March 12th, 2016

Learn how Vitamin A can help erase wrinkles for younger looking skin

Are you frustrated by signs of aging on your skin? Vitamin A can help you get the brighter, tighter, more resilient skin you need to look and feel younger.

How Vitamin A Works

Vitamin A compounds, aka retinoids, can not only prevent wrinkles, but actually erase some wrinkles you may already have. Retinoids improve skin in two ways. They bind to receptors in the skin, which thickens the underlying layers and causes the top layer to peel away. This leaves you with firmer skin that is less prone to wrinkles and has a more even skin tone. Plus, retinoids also help boost collagen production, which gives you more of the protein skin needs to stay firm and resilient.

Dietary Sources of Vitamin A

You can support healthy skin from the inside out by incorporating more Vitamin A into your diet. Plenty of healthy whole foods are high in Vitamin A:

  • Eggs
  • Whole milk
  • Carrots
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Apricots
  • Spinach
  • Broccoli
  • Kale

Foods from animal sources already contain the active form of Vitamin A, namely retinoids. Fruits and vegetables tend to contain beta-carotene, a precursor form of the Vitamin that the body can metabolize into retinoic acid.

Topical Skincare Treatments

To see the biggest possible improvement in your skin, you are going to want to use Vitamin A topically. A huge variety of skin care products promise to deliver the benefits of Vitamin A through different ingredients including Retin-A, retinol, synthetic retinoids, retinal, and retin esters. Retin-A was the original patented ingredient for Vitamin A skincare, and retinol is a milder, natural version of this ingredient. Synthetic retinoids will work, but retinal and retin esters should be avoided as the least effective option.

Tips for Using Vitamin A on Skin

When using a retinol product such as a Renew Woman’s™ Collagen Retinol Facial Serum, you will want to follow these tips:

  • Begin using your serum twice per week and take a month to gradually build up to daily use
  • Apply your serum before bed, since sunlight will degrade retinol
  • Wait 15 to 30 minutes after washing your face to be sure it is dry. Applying retinol to wet skin can cause irritation.
  • Do not use retinol if you have products containing benzoyl peroxide on your skin
  • Don’t forget that retinol can be used on your neck and chest as well as your face
  • Keep your serum away from sunlight and tightly closed when not in use to keep the ingredients effective
  • Wear sunscreen daily since retinol exfoliates your skin and leaves it slightly more vulnerable to sun damage.

Want to learn more about Renew Woman’s™ options for promoting healthy, youthful skin? Contact us at 800-859-7511 today.

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