Beauty Vitamins : Vitamin A

Vitamin A is one of the most important vitamins in skin care.This article will explain why vitamin A is important for a healthy skin and how you can include this vitamin in your diet.

What is the importance of vitamin A? :

  • Vitamin A is important for maintenance of healthy skin,teeth,bones,soft tissue and mucus membranes.
  • Beta carotene,a form of vitamin A found in plants is a wonderful antioxidant that protects cell from free radical damage.
  • Vitamin A reduces the risk for skin cancer
  • It promotes healthy vision

What are the beauty benefits of vitamin A : The 5 ‘A’s…

  • Anti-ageing :
  • wrinkles
  • Retinol,an active form of vitamin A is one of the best anti ageing agents. It is known to delay wrinkles and minimize existing ones. Retinol and its derivatives are common ingredients found in anti ageing creams.
  •  Anti Dark Spots :
  • dark spots
  • Vitamin A is known to minimize sun spots, age spots and give an even skin tone.
  • Anti Dryness : Vitamin A improves the moisture barrier of the skin giving it a glow from within. It keeps skin dryness and roughness at bay. A deficiency of vitamin A,infact,leads to xerosis-or dry kin.
  • Anti acne :
  • acne
  • Isotretinoin and tretinoin are derivatives of vitamin A which are commonly used for the treatment of acne.
  • Anti Dullness : Vitamin A adds strength to the cuticle making the hair soft,strong and shiny.

Where can I get Vitamin A from?

vitamin-A sources

 

  • Vegetarian sources : Most dark green leafy vegetables like spinach,fenugreek,broccoli are a rich source of vitamin A. Carrots,pumpkins,sweet potatoes are also rich sources. Remember-the more intense the color of a fruit or vegetable,the higher is the content of vitamin A. It is also found in fortified milk and cheese.
  • Non vegetarian sources : eggs,meat and fish oil are good sources of vitamin A.
  • Vitamin A supplements : Vitamin A supplements are also available in the market but do consult with your doctor before having them!

So these are the beauty benefits of vitamin A and sources of Vitamin A. Hope you make it an essential part of beauty diet…

 

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