Vitamin A Face Serum

To normalize the skin conditions vitamin A face serum is strongly advised. In the survey conducted in 1996 has proved vitamin A to be able to redefine their cellular abilities. What a cool product we should be using, it not only to help us to age more beautifully but also it helps making our skin more healthier as we grow

Vitamin A face serum can be found in many forms which are available in almost all countries and they can be taken by prescription. Some of the examples of Vitamin A face serums are Renova, Retin A or Tretinoin

In the start these products were used for acne and as anti-aging agents. But these had some negative effects on the skin which included sun sensitivity, irritation, redness or drying of skin, this was the basic reasons due to which people stopped using them.


What is Vitamin A Face Serum

”Any skin product that is made up of vitamin A ingredients and is only applicable on the face is called a vitamin A face serum ”


Clinical Studies

  • According to Sivak’s

Vitamin A Face Serum will help keep pores clear, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and keep skin renewed. This is a great option for those who find the cream version too heavy.”

  • He also said

“If you’ve used Retin-A and found that it was too irritating to your skin, this may be a good alternative.”


Benefits of Vitamin A Face Serum

  • Protection

Vitamin A face serum helps in protection against UV rays which protects against UV damage and slows signs of aging. They decreases the sensitivity of the skin against the sun and protection against the redness and pigmentation which is caused by the sun

  • Skin Cell Production

It helps in producing the skin cells which are healthy. Retinal, retinol and retinoic acid are important in the production and growth of the cell. the cells which are responsible for developing tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy(fibroblasts), these serums also stimulates them in the deep layers of your skin. Since vitamin A and carotenoids play a huge role in the growth of cell and tissue, if these are not in the enough quantity, it  can lead to weakening of the skin which can cause various problems from dryness to wounds that heal more slowly.

  • Protection Against Infection

It protects against infection. As we know skin is an important part for our immune system as it acts as a body bouncer and a first line of defense opposing the bacteria, and things that pollute our environment and causes infection. When the cell production is increased these serums can strengthen these barriers protecting your complexion from harmful irritants that attempt to attack the surface.

  • Anti-Wrinkling

Vitamin A face serum helps in removal of wrinkles as well . Topical vitamin A in the form of retinol (found in over-the-counter products) and retinoic acid (found in prescription creams) have proved to be very effective wrinkle-fighters and many dermatologists’ recommends the use of Vitamin A serums for fighting signs of aging. We have seen form researches as well that these ingredients are able to initiate collagen production: An excessive exposure to UV rays can damage the collagen and when this collagen is damage the wrinkles starts to develop just like ho cracks are found in a weak foundation.

Retinoids starts cells which are responsible for making new collagen and strengthening your skin also filling in fine lines below the surface so skin looks smoother. “One study found that after using a prescription-strength vitamin A cream for 10 to 12 months participants noticed significantly fewer wrinkles, and medical experts noted an 80 percent increase in collagen.

  • Tone and Glow For Skin

Vitamin A face serum helps in evening the skin tone and gives a glow to your. These serums can help in decreasing the brown spot or brown pigments and gives the boost in the radiance of your skin in 2 ways i.e. first it normalizes the skin cell turnover which can help to shed you pigmented, damaged and rough surface cells which in returns helps in making healthier cellswhich allows light to bounce of more evenly. Secondly, retinoids may block an enzyme needed for melanin (pigment) production, further helping to deliver an even-toned, glowing complexion.

  • Acne Remover

Vitamin A face serums are one way to remove your acne. When the pores are filled with dead skin cells bacteria and oil, this results in formation of pimples, since these things provide a perfect place for Propionibacterium acnes, a common bacteria responsible for blemishes. What Vitamin A face serum does is, it stimulate cell turnover the same process happens within the pores themselves, helping to slow oil production and keep pores clear.


Disadvantages of Vitamin A Face Serum

  • Drying and Cracking of Skin

These products are made artificially so these products if used in excess can cause drying of the skin and lips. So it is advised by the dermatologists to use vitamin A face serums in lesser quantity and give time to these products so that user can get accustomed to these products

  • Peeling of Skin, Especially on Lips and Palms

Vitamin A face serums are used to keep the skin dry and helping in the protection of the ultra violet rays from the sun, but if excess of these products is used then they can also dry your skin which will result in the peeling of the skin and also if it is used on hands and lips then they will also start to peel. It is advised to only use this product in less quantity.

  • Time Consuming

Since these products are not naturally made so they take time to get adjusted to the skin, it is advised to give these products time. Slowly and gradually they get accustomed to the skin of the user hence it takes months before the user can use them properly.

  • Irritability and Redness

Excess use of these products can cause irritability and redness. If these symptoms occur you should stop using these products and go visit a dermatologist immediately. If this causes pain you should take pain killers as well if prescribed by the doctors

  • Increased Sensitivity of Skin to Sunlight

Since these products are used to stop sunlight UV rays, they can also cause  your skin to be sensitive to sunlight, if not properly used. It is advised that once you start using these product also use the sun screen so that it doesn’t affect your skin’s sensitivity.


How to Apply Your Serums

Step 1: Always apply your face serum to clean, bare, dry skin—it should be the first thing you put on after cleansing. If you’re layering a couple different serums, then use the most targeted one first so you don’t dilute the actives.

Step 2: Give your serum a few minutes to sink in before you apply your moisturizer. (If your skin is oily, you can skip this step during the daytime, but remember to at least wear sunscreen!) To get the most out of your serum, it’s important to seal it in with something that protects the skin barrier.

Step 3: If your moisturizer doesn’t contain SPF, then sunscreen should be the final daytime layer in your skincare routine. If you put it on sooner, it can prevent the actives in your other products from penetrating.

Step 4: Makeup, if you wear it. But maybe a serum will have your skin looking so great that you won’t need it!

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