CosBeauty Magazine #86

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CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
In this issue:
- The 2019 Christmas Gift Guide
- City Skin Detox
- Fool Proof Steps for Party Survival
- Diet is a Dirty Word
- Hair Trends from Catwalk Zimmerman
- Fertility Options for Cancer Survivors

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Vitamin A is arguably the

single-most important

ingredient to prevent,

restore, normalise and

help repair damaged skin.

Medical research shows that ageing of the

skin is accelerated by the loss of lightsensitive

vitamins destroyed by sun,

stress and pollution. These lost vitamins include

Vitamin A, together with key antioxidants and

Vitamins C, E, pro-vitamin B5 and beta-carotene.

These all work to normalise the skin, assisting it

to reverse the signs of ageing, and to make it look

younger and smoother.

Vitamin A in particular helps smooth both

wrinkles and fine lines, while increasing skin

hydration and collagen production. It evens out

skin texture, at the same time as increasing skin

thickness and improving its elasticity. Vitamin A

also improves acne, natural exfoliation and overall

skin tone, diminishing mottled pigmentation.

Since our body does not make Vitamin A, our

skin becomes deficient over time. In particular, the

sun depletes the skin of Vitamin A and this is one

of the reasons those who super-expose their skin to

sun damage age faster than those who do not (and

another reason to always use broad-spectrum SPF

every single day, rain, hail or shine).

Vitamin A (as well as other key vitamins and

antioxidants) need to be replaced every day to

reduce the damage from sunlight. The best way to

replace these vitamins is by topical application.

Formulations containing Vitamin A are

beneficial to skin of all ages as it helps repair

injured skin and improves its water barrier

properties, making it soft and supple. It is also

effective in treating acne, as well as dry, scaly or

cracked skin.

Vitamin A in skincare

As our skin gets thinner with age, it gradually

becomes less effective as a barrier, which leads to

signs of ageing such as lines and rough patches.

Vitamin A is critical in the maintenance of

healthy skin. Regular application of Vitamin A,

which regulates skin cell growth, stimulates the

skin’s renewal process and causes it to thicken and

appear younger and healthier.

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