Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Anselem
VITAMIN A: A VERY ESSENTIAL VITAMIN FOR THE SKIN – ZIGIHOW.COM.NG
Vitamin A is a very essential and important Vitamin for the skin eye and the immune system, it helps with the total appearance and maintenance of the skin cells. Responsible for the well being of a healthy skin, as it rapidly boost the collagen level in the skin, and speeds up the skin cell turn over leaving your skin firm, healthy and youthful.
Vitamin A comes in different forms which are:
There are so many food which are extremely rich in Vitamin A.
- Cud liver oil
- Sweet potatoes
Below are the essential benefits we gain when we feed our body with Vitamin A
1. VITAMIN A STRENGTHENS OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Vitamin A can be ingested and also can be topically applied on the skin, it is a very vital Vitamin that when taken as a supplement or consumed through foods it helps strengthen the immune system to fight foreign diseases that invades the body system.
2. VITAMIN A FIGHTS ACNE
The Tretinion form of vitamin A very effective in treating, acne, when topically applied on the skin, it penetrates into the skin tissue, down to the epidermis, speeds up the skin cell turn over, thereby drying the acne out. Tretinion is a very effective medication for treating acne, although the acne may look worse during the first week of application, but that is the Vitamin doing it’s job, it’s advised to keep on applying untill the acne are all dired off.
It is dermatologically adviced to start with the lowest strength as Tretinion comes in 3 percentage which are:
- 0.025% weakest
- 0.05% Medium
- 0.1% Strongest
Retinol on the other hand is an effective remedy for acne, although not too Effective compared to Tretinion , but it does the job slowly and gently by gets rid of acne, repairs damaged skin cells and cleanses the pores of impurities.
3. VITAMIN A EXFOLIATES THE SKIN
Tretinion (Retin a) and retinol are very effective in Exfoliating the skin, when topically applied on the skin, it gets rid of the dead skin cells surfacing the top layer of the skin thereby revealing a health brighter skin underneath.
4. VITAMIN A SMOOTHENS WRINKLES, FINE LINES & FIRMS THE SKIN
Normally as we age, wrinkles and fine lines starts to appear on the skin, especially around the mouth area, Tretinion and retinol smoothens out wrinkles and fine line, by increasing the production of collagen which firms and restores the skin’s elasticity.
5. BRIGHTENS AND GLOWS THE SKIN
Beta-carotene a form of Vitamin A brightens tones and glows the skin. Orange coloured carrots are extremely rich in beta-carotene, that’s why carrot extract and carrot oil are used in most skincare products. Beta-carotene is responsible for the coloured pigmentation on fruits and vegetables, our body converts beta-carotene to Vitamin A when ingested or topically applied on the skin.
Vitamin A is a very essential and important Vitamin needed by the body for a healthy vision, skin, and strong immune system. Vitamin A also aids the heart, kidney, and lungs to function properly.
In accordance to Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Sciences it’s recommended that a daily intake of 10,000 IU of vitamin A should be taken per day in other to avoid deficiencies. although it’s medically adviced that too much intake of vitamin A can lead to a serious health issue such as liver damage.