Vitamins for the skin, Vitamin A

Vitamin A (Retinol) comes in different forms and has become one of the most important vitamins for the skin the past few years. Although the exact mechanism is still unknown vitamin A appears to maintain normal skin, it can down regulate sebum production in acne, reverse damage caused by sunlight, lessen the appearance of striae and cellulite, and it can normalize keratin production and preservation.
Now a days vitamin A's are medically used to treat severe forms of acne. So if you're acne seems like an endless battle talk to your doctor about using RoAccutane (Isotretinoin) or Differin (Adapaleen). Make sure you are not pregnant because high doses of vitamin A can bring severe damage to your unborn child. RoAccutane is taken orally and adapaleen is applied topically. Both of these drugs have the same adverse effect: they dry your skin in a terrible way. Thinking about it it's understandable, because they block the sebaceous glands which are actually supposed to produce sebum to moisturize your skin. But once your skin is used to the high doses of vitamin A the adverse effects stop. And so will your acne.

In cosmetics, vitamin A or so called retinol is very popular to fight fine lines and wrinkles in more mature skin, and to prevent woman in their late 20's and early 30's to develop wrinkles.
There is one product I would advice, because it is as effective as they promise and reasonable in price.

Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA
This product is available as a night, day and eye cream. I've been reading reviews about this product and people seem to be very much satisfied about it. In the USA over 230 people reviewed this product, it gets 4.8 out of 5 stars and 97% would recommend it to others. The HA (Hyaluronic acid) is responsible for filling up the fine lines and wrinkles at first, then vitamin A is responsible to prevent the skin from creating more fine lines and wrinkles. So if your goal in 2013 is to treat your skin magnificently, and to look flawless you might consider this product.

And since vitamin A is so important for the skin, I would advice everyone to upgrade their diet with vitamin A containing foods such as paté (animal liver), carrots, broccoli, sweet potato, kale and so on. 

Thanks for reading!

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