The importance of vitamin A in skincare

It is well known that Vitamin A is the most researched skincare ingredient in today’s market, and there is a good reason. Your skin NEEDS it. Vitamin A works by normalising skin functions so it corrects ALL skin conditions. It thickens and stimulates the dermis, and increases the amount of collagen, therefore slowing down the normal ageing breakdown of your collagen and elastin. Skin with high levels of Vitamin A will show minimal signs of ageing, as well as many other common concerns by:

  • assisting in the reduction of pre-cancerous skin lesions.
  • decreasing sebum production, therefore a fantastic acne treatment.
  • decreasing uneven skin tone and age spots.
  • accelerating wound healing and reducing scarring.
  • thickening and repairing the cellular structure of the epidermis, optimising your skins UV protection.

By doing all of the above, the skin’s hydration will greatly improve both in and around the skin cells. All cells need vitamin A to function properly. Photodamage starts from around the age of 4 when children are starting to get more exposure to sunlight. By the age of 18, 75% of photodamage has already been done. Exposure to natural and artificial light depletes vitamin A, replacing it is vital for healthy skin. Other organs in the body absorb Vitamin A found in food, leaving very little for the largest organ – the skin. When you introduce vitamin A it turns on receptors on the cell wall to process it, which thrive over time as you continue to apply vitamins. The more you use it, the more your skin will enjoy it, giving you better collagen production, clearing uneven and problematic skin. It all adds up to a desirable, glowing and youthful complexion.