There always comes a time when you hear about something good for you, but you initially dismiss it because you don’t understand it. One of those things that I ignore is my vitamins. I know they’re good for you, but I cannot swallow pills easily. Vitamin A (retinol) provides excellent health benefits to the body and skin. Still, my intake will usually come from a skincare or makeup product.
I use a cream that forms part of my ‘terrible skin’ routine. Essentially, I only use retinal when I’ve neglected my skin for a moment. You may need to learn what Vitamin A is and what it is used for, so I’d like to introduce you to one of your newest essentials.
What is Vitamin A?
Vitamin A or retinol is a rich microgram of nutrients naturally found in your food. They benefit skin regeneration and help to fight illness and infections. You do not need to go out of your way to seek products to beef up your intake. Focusing on a healthy diet should do the trick.
As this is a beauty school, many of us will wonder how our products can help us consume the right amount of Vitamin A. The best way to do this outside of your diet is t look for products that contain retinol. Please consult your doctor or dermatologist before purchasing any of our recommendations.
Depending on your skincare routine, you will skip or perform your ritual. In other words, the foundation will either come first or last. Recently, the focus on foundation has been on the rollout of numerous shades. This is what we want for an inclusive society, but there is more to the foundation than that. The foundation needs to be long-lasting and good for the skin. However, your chances of getting Vitamin A locked into your makeup are low. Vitamin A is usually jammed into skincare lines.
Speaking of skincare, this is the area that you will benefit from when it comes to Vitamin A. As I mentioned, some of you may put your foundation last. That is because you need to be more relaxed grabbing your face wash, toners and moisturisers. These are the products that were made with skin blemishes in mind.
If you want a cream with Vitamin A, try Paula’s Choice 1% retinol treatment. I still need to test her BHA liquid exfoliant, but I’ll leave that for another day. I cannot wait to try this, but I’m a sucker for one brand. If I can help it, I would rather have Paula’s Choice for everything.
Another excellent product that works wonders as a face wash is Dr Barbara Sturm’s Facial Scrub. Our skin cells die every day. It helps your skin grow back healthy to avoid blemishes as much as possible. Though scars are not always caused by dirty skin (menstruation), prevention is better than cure.
When considering incorporating Vitamin A into your lifestyle, remember that you naturally get these from your foods. You don’t necessarily have to beef up the amount of retinol you intake. However, these are great supplements if you’re like me and have a bad diet.
Though these aren’t suitable for pregnant women, you should consult a professional.
When you opt for supplements in beauty products, you don’t need to stray beyond face washes and creams. Your body needs more than Vitamin A, and you should ensure a healthy balance.
Sama is the Editor in Chief of SSEDITORIAL Magazine. She currently oversees the creative direction of the magazine after ending her role as Runway Director to develop the SSEDITORIAL RUNWAY division. When Sama is not leading the team. She likes to contribute, primarily to the high fashion section of the magazine.