Retinol (Vitamin A) has been used in all types of skin care products, from acne medications to anti-aging wrinkle creams.
BUT DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK?
Yes Retinol products do work, and they are recommended by dermatologists everywhere for anti aging and acne problems.
However, you need to make sure that you take the exact prescribed amount otherwise it is possible to overdose on it.
Like many others I wanted a natural version and did not want to use a cream like Retin-A or Renova because my skin is sensitive and it can cause you to break out or become sensitive to the sun.
The safest (natural) form comes through plant and vegetable bases and is known as beta-carotene. Beta carotene is processed by the body and turns into Vitamin A on an as-needed basis, meaning you can’t overdose on it.
Foods that contain it;
Other foods that contain Vitamin A but should be limited;
Clearly you don’t want to rub all of these products on to your skin (I'm sure pepper would burn!), but if you eat them they have great health benefits other than just skin care, for example;
Mango Honey Facial Mask
Cut open the mango and scoop out the innards, mash with a fork, add the honey and carrot puree. Apply to the face (or any other desired body part) for 15-20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Egg Yolk Buttermilk Soak
Beat the egg yolks, mix in the buttermilk and apply to needed areas for 10 minutes, then rinse off with warm water.
The Sweet Mango Anti Aging Mask
Poke holes in the sweet potato and bake in the microwave for 10 minutes – or dice it and throw it into boiling water for 30 minutes. Cut the mango in half and scoop out the innards, mash with a fork.
When the sweet potato is done cooking, cut it in half and scoop out the potato, add the mango and honey and mix – let it cool before applying to the face or body and leave on for 10 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
DO YOU HAVE A GREAT RECIPE FOR NATURAL SKIN CARE?