Beauty Tip

woman with beautiful skin from vitamin A

Vitamin A and Anti-aging

I’m a big believer that it’s what’s inside (and what goes inside) that counts. But we all would like to be more beautiful and here’s some research on vitamin A that can help.

Topical retinol (vitamin A, 0.4% lotion, applied 3 times per week for 24 weeks) improves fine wrinkles associated with natural aging. Significant induction of glycosaminoglycan and increased collagen production are most likely responsible for the demonstrated improvement. Retinol-treated skin is more likely to withstand skin injury and ulcer formation along with improved appearance.

It stands to reason that consuming more Vitamin A (in the form of Beta carotene from green leafy veggies and orange veggies) should also help.