Greetings, guests of my blog. Today I want to tell you how vitamin A works for the face and its derivatives. By the way, since 1968 about 1,500 retinoids have been synthesized. This vitamin is a real magician in the fight against wrinkles and other manifestations of skin aging. And acne can heal! Seriously, the earlier you turn it on in your care, the more your skin will be grateful.
Definitely, it makes your skin look better. It sounds great, but there are a couple of nuances of using this substance:
Sensitivity to the sun. Retinol can make your skin more susceptible to sun damage. Therefore, use the means with it only for the night.
Irritation. It can irritate the skin, cause itching. First, use products with a small concentration of active ingredient, gradually increasing the dosage.
Can aggravate the situation with pimples. Can help with acne, but not with red, painful and sore. If you have such, it will only aggravate the inflammation.
Vitamin A causes birth defects in mice. No one tested it on pregnant women (for obvious reasons). Therefore, no one knows for sure whether it has an impact on people. But I think I should not take risks.
This vitamin can be used from the age of 25. But there is one caveat the skin should not be too sensitive. In this case, I recommend a softer form retinol palmitate or microencapsulated retinol.
The best results of applying retinol in combination with vitamin C. That is, at night retinol, in the morning – vitamin C and cream with SPF-protection
Girls who have acne, I advise at an earlier age to start using retinol. Judging by the reviews, this remedy perfectly copes with them. And this vitamin can reduce wrinkles. Usually, you need to go through a 3-6 month course to see a noticeable improvement. The deeper wrinkles, the more time it will take.
Retinol itself does little for the skin. Magic occurs when enzymes in the skin turn it into retinoic acid (acetate). This is the most active form of vitamin A, which destroys wrinkles and acne. A palmitate is weaker, compared with acetate.
But Retinoic acid is very irritating to the skin. But retinol works slower than retinoic acid but acts more delicately in relation to the skin.