Necessary Vitamins in Skin Care Products
Reading the ingredients on skin care products can be quite confusing. The labels use terms such as pentapeptides 3, Rentinyl, Palmitate and Ascorbyl Pamitate and to the average person these terms are bewildering. However, terms such as the ones listed above are clinical names of very common vitamins.
Just as our body needs the necessary nourishment and proper about of vitamins to stay healthy, the same is true with our skin care program. In order to have a healthy complexion our face, neck and cleavage area needs nourishment too.
Below are is a short list of typical clinical terms used in skin care products and the common term associated with it.
Vitamin A – also known as Retinal Palmitate. A vitamin A derivative which is commonly found in skin care products are retinoid. Products such as Retinol contain Vitamin A, however there is such a small amount of the vitamin A derivative that it may take some time to actually reap the benefits. Vitamins play an important part in our overall health. Vitamin A gives the most benefits to the eyes. If you suffer from blurred vision, dry eyes, or night vision blindness you may have a Vitamin A deficiency. Additionally, Vitamin A is recommended by dermatologists to maintain youthful and smooth skin and also responds well to Acne breakouts. Vitamin A increases blood flow, stimulates the skin and protects against sunburn. Beta carotene is found in dark green leafy vegetables, carrots and apricots, has been found to good for skin, as they convert to Vitamin A.
Vitamin A – Facial Mask
1 cup milk
1 tsp. honey
1/2 cup fuller’s earth
1 tsp. of apricot essential oil for normal skin.
Mix all ingredients thoroughly and apply to face. Wait 15 minutes and rinse it off with cold water.
Vitamin B’s – B3 is known as niacin and B-5 is known as pantothenic acid. Vitamin B plays in