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Vitamin A

Updated: May 2, 2021

Vitamin A (Retinol) is essential for the maintenance and repair of epithelial tissue that forms the skin and other tissues in the body.

Vitamin A accelerates the healing process, as well as stimulates collagen synthesis, improves the quality of newly formed tissue and reduces the risk of infections

In cosmetic industry two main forms of vitamin A are used – retinoic acid and retinol. The latter is gentler to the skin, but when it gets into the skin it turns into retinoic acid and skin gets the same benefits.

Here is why Retinol is essential for your skin:

  1. It is basically second to none when it comes to improving signs of photo-ageing.

  2. It speeds up cellular renewal = you get younger rejuvenated skin, wrinkles are reduced if not vanished from your face

  3. It reduces sebum production = you get clearer pores, less breakouts

  4. It boosts collagen and hyaluronic acid production = your skin is plumb and tight

Although it sounds as a “give me more” product, please, be careful and start your retinol journey gradually. Use it once a week at the beginning. Always patch test your retinol product on a small area of your arm before applying it onto your face.

Only use it at night.

Do not use retinol if you are allergic to vitamin A, pregnant or if your skin is severely damaged (sun burnt, severe acne, cuts, eczema etc)

I can help you select suitable skin products containing Vitamin A and will explain the safe and gentle way of incorporating them into your skincare routine.

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