By Brigitta Melendy, Esthetician
Vitamin A is the only scientifically known element that keeps skin healthy and combats the effects of aging.
It has been proven that sufficient vitamin A:
- Promotes the effects of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor and gives it a radiant glow
- Strengthens the effects of the skin’s outer layer to keep it looking firm
- Stimulates the production of natural protein to keep skin looking healthy
- Supports the effects of skin’s immune system and helps prevent the appearance of breakouts
- Assists in reducing the likelihood of the development of potential skin cancers, giving you greater peace of mind
HOW DOES VITAMIN A WORK INTHE SKIN?
The cosmetic and edible forms of vitamin A have to be converted into the active, Retinoic Acid form, so that the benefits of vitamin A can be experienced. The safest and less irritating form of Vitamin A is Retinyl Palmitate, Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Propionate. Our STEP-UP SYSTEM utilizes these 3 forms - which convert to Retinoic Acid.
THE METABOLIC PATHWAY OF VITAMIN A INSIDE A SKIN CELL
Few people experience the side-effects of the topical application A. This is called a retinoid reaction and is marked by redness of the skin, exfoliation (flaking), mild breakouts and very uncomfortable skin. A retinoid reaction occurs when the skin is too deficient of Vitamin A to metabolize it effectively. Exposure to sunlight destroys vitamin A receptors on the cell membranes. To make more vitamin A receptors the DNA has to be stimulated by vitamin A. If your skin is depleted of vitamin A you will likely have an adverse reaction. The only way to fix this deficiency is to apply low does of vitamin A. Start off by applying Vitamin A once a day and slowly increase to twice a day - always make sure that the skin remains comfortable. If the skin becomes uncomfortable again, slow down the applications.
THE VITAMIN STEP-UP SYSTEM
The Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM was created to address the effects of vitamin A deficiency in all skin. The philosophy behind this system is to START LOW, GO SLOW. If the skin is prepared with low doses of vitamin A, it is less likely to react to a higher dose. As the skin needs to progressively adjust to high doses of vitamin A, the Vitamin STEP-UP SYSTEM was designed to allow skin to become used to increased levels of Vitamin A by stepping up from one level to the next. Also, with this gradual introduction your cells develop vitamin A receptors. These receptors absorb the Vitamin A - and utilize it inside the cell - thus beginning the regeneration of new cells - which creates new beautiful youthful skin.
READY TO CHANGE YOUR SKIN?
Ask your esthetician or go online and book the ADVANCED SOLUTIONS CONSULTATION about the Step Up system and our regenerating treatments (micro needling, akufacials, and LED therapy)
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