It’s no secret that healthy skin starts from the inside out and there are certain nutrients that are vital for keeping your skin looking gorgeously healthy and radiant. Our latest series on SkinStore will explore the A-Z of Superfoods For Your Skin, starting with the skincare benefits of Vitamin A.
What Is Vitamin A?
Vitamin A is fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant, which can help to fight and reverse free radical damage. As vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin, it’s not essential to consume vitamin A-rich foods every day as the body stores it in the liver, however, we recommend consuming 0.6mg per day to maintain the level of the vitamin within the body.*
Why is Vitamin A Good For The Skin?
Vitamin A is transformed into retinol** in the body, which is an essential nutrient for truly healthy skin. Retinol is responsible for cellular communication and function and can help to firm the skin and soften fine lines. Retinol assists with increasing the skin’s collagen production and allows the skin to support important substances, such as ceramides, which help to keep the skin healthy and hydrated – this is extra-important for aging skin, as the skin loses essential ceramide molecules as we get older.