Why vitamin A is the most essential nutrient for your skin:
THE SKIN BENEFITS OF VITAMIN A
There are a few nutrients that benefit the skin as much as vitamin A. Its protective and nourishing properties and the nutrients your body uses to make it, help to keep skin healthy, firm and radiant. Vitamin A is a group of compounds that includes its active forms (retinal, retinol, and retinoic acid)
Here’s what happens when you give your skin vitamin A:
1. IT PROTECTS AGAINST UV DAMAGE AND SLOWS SIGNS OF AGING.
It squelches free radicals that break down collagen (your skin’s support structure) and contribute to fine lines and saggy skin. Vitamin A also lessens skin’s sensitivity to the sun, providing some natural protection against sun-induced redness and pigmentation.
2. IT ENCOURAGES HEALTHY SKIN CELL PRODUCTION.
Retinal, retinol, and retinoic acid are important to cell production and growth. Vitamin A also stimulates fibroblasts—the cells responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy in the deep layers of your skin. Because vitamin A plays such a vital role in cell and tissue growth, not getting enough can lead to weakened skin, causing problems ranging from dryness, lines and wrinkles, and can cause wounds to heal more slowly.
3. IT SMOOTHES WRINKLES.
Topical vitamin A products are proven wrinkle-fighters and the go-to recommendation for combating signs of aging. Research has shown that vitamin A is able to stimulate collagen production: when collagen becomes damaged due to UV exposure and other aggressors, wrinkles begin to develop, much like cracks in a weak foundation. Retinoids “turn on” cells responsible for making new collagen, strengthening your skin and filling in fine lines below the surface so skin looks smoother. One study found that after using a vitamin A cream for 10 to 12 months participants noticed significantly fewer wrinkles and medical experts noted an 80 percent increase in collagen.
4. IT EVENS SKIN TONE AND GIVES YOU A GLOW.
Vitamin A creams can help lighten sun-induced brown spots and boost skin radiance in two ways: First, by increasing and normalizing skin cell turnover, which helps you shed pigmented, damaged, and rough surface cells making room for healthier cells and allowing light to bounce off more evenly. Secondly, retinoids may block an enzyme needed for melanin (pigment) production, further helping to deliver an even-toned, glowing complexion.
With Environ’s industry leading Vitamin A STEP-UP SYSTEM™, skin can be reborn and look healthy and beautiful for a lifetime.
Everything that defines healthy-looking, beautiful skin is a direct result of vitamin A. It is the only known molecule that helps keep the skin healthy and helps to provide anti-aging benefits.
Interested in learning more about vitamin A and other nutrient's benefits for your skin health?
Check out this article from WebMD: Nutrients for Healthy Skin