Eating a diet rich in vitamins and nutrients and applying phytonutrient boosting natural skincare formulations is key to obtaining the glowing, luminous complexion we crave.
While a balanced diet is important, there are some nutrients that stand out as being especially fabulous for skin health. Vitamin A is one of them.
Vitamin A is a powerful antioxidant that helps bust free radicals that can cause aging and defends against UV damage to the skin. It is essential for cell repair and the production of new skin cells. Vitamin A supports cell renewal that sustains smooth and glowing skin. Vitamin A also helps regulate the activity of the sebaceous/oil glands.
Vitamin A in Skincare Products
Vitamin A is typically found in skin products under the terms retinal, retinol, retinoid, retinoic, retin-A.
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Vitamin A Foods
Vitamin A is found in a wide range of foods including asparagus, basil, beef liver, beets, blueberries, butter, butternut squash, broccoli, broccoli rabe, brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, carrots, chamomile, cherries, dandelion greens, dried apricots, egg yolks, figs, green beans, hibiscus, kale, lettuce, oatmeal, parsnip, pepper, peppermint, pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, radish, sweet potato, and whole milk.
Look for easy ways to incorporate Vitamin A into your diet.
– Add a leafy green salad to your meal with added kale, romaine lettuce, and shaved broccoli.
– Top your salad with blueberries, pumpkin seeds, or dried apricots.
– Roast sweet potatoes or butternut squash as a vitamin A rich side.
– Toss cubed roasted butternut squash into soups, frittatas, or salads.
– Freeze cantaloupe cubes for a sweet frozen snack.
– Enjoy a cup of chamomile or peppermint tea.
– Start your day with a Cherry smoothie.
With a little planning, we can super-boost our topical skincare with the foods we eat. Vitamin A is a great place to start.
Christine Untiedt, Founder, Brown Barn Botanicals
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