Common Retinol Vitamin A Myths For Skin Care
Retinol and Vitamin A are often talked about as being key ingredients in advanced skin care. This information can often be confusing and it’s hard to know where to start. The following are the top four Retinol Vitamin A myths that need to be busted.
Vitamin A Thins The Skin
Regular use of Vitamin A actually compacts the stratum corneum and thickens the epidermis. This means that Vitamin A thickens the skin to produce more healthy, younger looking skin. It also influences epidermal stem cells to mature into healthy layers of the epidermis and improve your skin care.
Vitamin A Is Used To Peel The Skin
The key role of Retinol is not to peel the skin. Vitamin A is used to anti-age and normalize the skin. The peeling effect will vary greatly on the type used.
The two main types are retinoic acid and retinyl palmitate. Retinoic acid or Retin-A is the acid form of vitamin A. Retinyl Palmitate is a fat soluble form of vitamin A. As you might imagine, the acid form can be much harsher and can cause the skin to peel out of irritation.
Few products use the fat form and opt for the traditional acid form. Retinyl Palmitate makes using vitamin A much easier and gives less peeling and irritation of the skin.
Vitamin A Causes Skin Inflammation
Along with the type of Retinol being used, you also need to consider the strength. If the skin is exposed to high levels of Vitamin A too quickly, a retinoid reaction can occur. This can look like small bumps, redness, itching, and redness.
This is the due to the strength and type of retinol used. This can be avoided by introducing Vitamin A gradually into your skin care routine with Environ's Vitamin A Step-Up System.
Vitamin A Can Only Be Used In The Evening
Retinols themselves are sensitive to light. This is why they should be packaged to not be exposed to light, or air. But using Vitamin A on the skin during the day is just fine. It will not make the skin more prone to sunburn.
Clinical studies have shown that retinoids do not lower the Minimal Erythema Dose (MED) of skin, which is the amount of UV light you can take before the skin burns.
If you are wanting information about effective, easy to use form of Vitamin A, we have it. Environ’s formulations containing Vitamin A really dispels all of these common myths.
If you are struggling with your brand of Retinol and are ready to find one that is effective and that your skin likes, come and talk to us about Environ. This amazing product line makes getting one of the most important skin care essentials much easier. Call Advanced Laser Clinic 417-883-5400 to get more information.