The Benefits of Vitamin A

Ask any professional in the industry and they will tell you vitamin A is an essential part of a skincare protocol. According to Dr. Ben Johnson, a giant in the skincare industry, this is true, but only for 1 type of vitamin A; stabilized retinaldehyde.

According to Dr. Johnson, there is no proven research that shows that retinol (trans or cis), retinyl palmitate, retinyl acetate or any other form actually stimulates collagen. Even retinoic acid (Retin A), which stimulates collagen can be difficult on the skin. Retinoic acid has been shown to thin the dermis by 18% after one year of use.

Keep your skin healthy with these diet and lifestyle tips!

TIP 1: The trend of fat-free diets can deprive our bodies of skin-friendly Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs). This deficiency can result in chronic itching, dryness, scaling, thinning and can lead to an imbalance.

TIP 2: Excess intake of alcoholic beverages and certain medications (such as nasal decongestants) can also contribute to dry and dehydrated skin.

TIP 3: Make sure to stay hydrated and incorporate healthy fatty acids into your diet as we trend from winter to spring!

Foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids

  Foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids help to reduce inflammation in joints caused by arthritis. Start working these high Omega 3 Fatty Acid foods into your diet: cold-water fish like salmon and sardines, walnuts, freshly ground flaxseed and spices like ginger and tumeric