Vitamin A is talked about a lot in skincare these days, but what are the benefits for the skin? In a nutshell, Vitamin A skincare products help improve the overall health of the skin and keep your skin both functioning and looking its best.
Just some of the many benefits of including Vitamin A in your topical skincare regime include:
Minimising the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Protects against photodamage.
Improves skin tone.
Balances oil production and therefore improves acne.
Locks in Moisture.
Vitamin A needs to be introduced slowly into your regime as it can result in a retinoid reaction if used incorrectly*. Start by using two to three times per week. Environ skincare recommend a step-up approach to Vitamin A, usually starting on Skin Essentia AVST 1 or AVST Gel Moisturiser and gradually increasing the levels up to AVST 5. Only then would we recommend adding retinol serums.
- A retinoid reaction includes redness, irritation, sensitivity, dryness, and peeling. The skin can feel very uncomfortable, and the side effects will often overshadow the benefits you are hoping to achieve.
Environ products promote a healthier, smoother, and more youthful looking appearance. Some of our favourites include:
Skin Essentia AVST Moisturisers 1-5 £50- £57
Vita Peptide Eye Gel £57
Revival Mask £58
3D Synerge Filler Crème £79
Avance Elixer £85
Vitamin A is commonly used to treat acne due to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It encourages cell turnover and skin healing. Whilst using Vitamin A is not a quick fix for scarring, it may help repair damaged cells that cause scarring over time. Anyone considering using Vitamin A for acne should first chat to your GP.
Although in this blog we have been talking about the use of topical Vitamin A, we do also believe that great skin starts from within. Vitamin A taken as a supplement helps with skin cell renewal and promotes skin rejuvenation. Advanced Nutrition Programme (ANP) recommend SKIN VITA+ 60 capsules £23. (Take one capsule per day) These capsules also contain Vitamin D to help support bone, muscle, and immune health.
Foods rich in Vitamin A include:
For more information on Vitamin A and guidance on which products would suit you best, book a virtual consultation via link on website. All products mentioned here can be bought on our online shop.