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Vitamin A- Why your skin needs it?

One of the most vital nutrients much needed by your skin is- Vitamin A.

Vitamin A, generally found in the form of retinol and retinoic acid in agents applied topically is nothing short of a magic ingredient for skin. It helps keep skin healthy naturally for a prolonged extent of time.

Retinol and retinoic acid help in fighting signs of aging and are proven to be great wrinkle fighting agents. These ingredients stimulate dermis (the thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis that forms the true skin, containing blood capillaries and other structures) thereby stimulating collagen production. Increased collagen production helps in the repair of skin cells and fight away the fine lines of aging. Vitamin A also increases the formation of new skin cells which adds to the elasticity of the skin making it look firmer. Regular use of agents rich in Vitamin A for 10-12 months can increase collagen levels in skin thereby making it smooth and firm by reducing wrinkles and shrinking pores over a period of time.

Vitamin A works well in correcting all types of skin. Vitamin A is found to be naturally nourishing and moisturizing for skin thereby making it radiant and glowing naturally. It not only normalizes but also increases healthy skin cells thereby reducing dark spots and pigmentation caused by sun damage. It also helps reducing melanin production in the skin and evens skin tone. As the number of healthy skin cells grows, it improves the strength of skin which helps in reducing further damage to the skin. The result is not just a younger looking but also a healthier and radiant skin.

Vitamin A is also said to help normalize blood flow in the skin which results in the regularized flow of oxygen and other nutrients to individual cells. It also regulates and lowers sebum secretion (oily secretion of the sebaceous glands. Increased sebum secretion leads to clogging of pores which further results in acne). Controlled level of sebum secretion helps in preventing clogging of pores thereby reducing breakouts and acne. Reduced and normalized sebum secretion also leads to cleaner and smoother skin. Increased rate of blood flow, which leads to a better level of oxygen and other essential nutrients, also leads to an improved healing rate which means better immunity for the skin. An increased rate of healing helps in reducing acne scars, dark spots and pigmentation thereby resulting in healthy and clear skin.

Studies also show that regular use of Vitamin A helps in decreasing the chances of cancer leading to healthier skin.


It can be said without doubt that Vitamin A is a proven boon to your skin. In a nutshell, Vitamin A helps your skin in the following ways:

  • Moisturizes naturally
  • Improves collagen levels which help in fighting signs of aging
  • Increases elasticity of skin which leads to firm skin
  • Increases number of healthier cells
  • Controls melanin production
  • Help remove dark spots and pigmentation
  • Improves blood flow to the skin cells
  • Reduces skin inflammation
  • Regulates sebum secretion
  • Prevents acne and breakouts
  • Reduces acne scars
  • Improves hydration of the skin
  • Strengthens the outer layer of the skin
  • Reduces chances of cancer
  • Gives you clear, radiant and healthy-looking skin