Posted on January 01, 2019

Vitamin A is essential for everything that defines healthy skin, inside and out. Decades of scientific research from the world’s leading dermatologists, medical professionals and cosmetic surgeons, including Dr Des Fernandes, the founder and scientific director of Environ, have proven the integral role that vitamin A plays in reducing the signs of ageing, combatting a wide range of skin concerns and supporting the skin’s immune system. By incorporating vitamin A skincare and vitamin A supplements into your daily beauty routine, you can ensure that your skin remains at its most resilient and most beautiful, day in and day out.

What does vitamin A do?

As the only known and proven molecule to directly maintain your skin’s health, vitamin A is an exceptionally powerful ingredient that can deliver a range of benefits to your skin. It primarily works its magic by normalising the function of your skin cells and, as a result, can help to treat a number of skin concerns.

Ageing skin is benefitted as vitamin A promotes the production of collagen and elastin through stimulating fibroblasts in the top two layers of your skin, firming and brightening your skin with a youthful radiance. Vitamin A is also an effective treatment against acne as it works to balance oil production within skin cells, and by controlling the activity of tyrosinase, an enzyme vital for the creation of melanin, it normalises pigmentation too. Even dry skin is benefitted by vitamin A, which promotes natural moisturising in your dermis and epidermis, so that your skin no longer seems dull or tired, but instead naturally glows.

Above all, vitamin A boosts the immune system of your skin. It helps to resist sun damage, one of the most common skincare problems in both men and women, therefore also helping to reduce the likelihood of skin cancer. Vitamin A is essential for speeding up the healing process of your skin cells, minimising and preventing any breakouts, so that you can always have an even and radiant complexion.

What happens in a vitamin A deficiency?

Achieving and maintaining the correct levels of vitamin A for your skin can be very difficult. Owing to our modern lifestyle, our stores of vitamin A are depleted every day and rarely returned to their optimum level. As a result, many of us experience a vitamin A deficiency.

A vitamin A deficiency has very specific effects on the skin. It can create the appearance of premature ageing through laxity, roughness and wrinkles, since a lack of vitamin A means a lack of collagen and elastin production, as well as the dehydration of skin cells. Irregular pigmentation and sallow skin are also likely results of vitamin A deficiency, owing to a lack of nutrients and the overproduction of melanin when the skin receives unprotected exposure to sunlight. Sun damage can also cause elastosis, an uneven “chicken-skin” texture that appears after severe damage to elastin fibres in the skin.

All of these effects can appear in a mild of more severe form, but by finding a daily method of vitamin A skin care, you can reduce and often resolve these issues with ease.

How can I provide more vitamin A to my skin?

Vitamin A skincare and vitamin A supplements are a simple and easy way to make sure that you always receive the optimum level of vitamin A for healthy, glowing skin.

Vitamin A skincare is the most beneficial way to receive your daily dose of vitamin A. World renowned brands such as Environ create specially formulated skincare products enriched with vitamin A to ensure that your skin receives daily nourishment and replenishment. Combining vitamin A with other antioxidants, these vitamin A skincare products are the perfect way to simultaneously provide your skin with resilience and solve a number of skin concerns. We would highly recommend Environ in particular, as their revolutionary vitamin Step-Up System helps your skin to gradually adjust to new doses of vitamin A and avoid retinoid reactions.

Vitamin A supplements are another simple way to make sure that you maintain your vitamin A levels. Premium supplements, such as those provided by the Advanced Nutrition Programme, support your skin from within for overall wellbeing. While topical skin care only provides vitamin A to the areas of skin you apply it to, vitamin A supplements ensure that all of your skin is cared for from head to toe. By using these supplements in conjunction with vitamin A skincare creams, you can be sure to experience the best results and provide your skin with premium care.

Vitamin A is essential to our health and wellbeing, but the vast majority of us never get enough and never realise that it is often a vitamin A deficiency causing our skin problems. Improving your vitamin A levels, however, has never been easier, and if you’d like to learn a little more about Environ or Advanced Nutrition, or book in for a consultation with one of our therapists, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Beautiful skin is for everyone, and vitamin A is the first simple step.