Amazing Vitamin A Face Mask to Reveal Radiant Skin

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What can a vitamin A face mask do for your skin? A lot! The benefits of vitamin A for the skin have been well-researched and well-proven. MSNBC's Skin and Beauty lists this vitamin as the best overall age fighter. Vitamin A derivatives, which are called retinoids, are formulated into creams and anti-aging serums to help fight and reverse the signs of skin aging — wrinkles, age spots, and a dull, rough complexion.

Try vitamin A on the face for a smoother, more radiant complexion. Research on retinoids show that the effects do take time, several weeks. Meanwhile, go for a combination of natural skin care for a dose of natural vitamin A and high quality skin care products that contain the derivative. I do use a vitamin A serum at night for my skin. I also love my homemade face masks, which offer a diverse set of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids along with the vitamin A.

For a fountain-of-youth facial (best results with weekly use), try this recipe for a DIY vitamin A-rich face mask, made with apricots and sweet potato, two of the orangest, most carotene-rich fruits and vegetables. Add carrot seed essential oil, one of the best essential oils for aging skin, and a dollop of creamy plain yogurt for more vitamin A and some exfoliating alpha hydroxy acids. (Skip the skim and low-fat yogurt when it comes to skin care, they are short on nutrition!)

To make this rejuvenating vitamin A mask, you will need:

  • 1 fresh apricot, peeled and pitted
  • 3 tablespoons of cooked sweet potato (eat the rest of this healthy veggie for lunch or with dinner, getting plenty of vitamin A in your diet is so important for healthy skin)
  • 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of raw honey
  • 4 drops of carrot seed essential oil

Blend all of the ingredients in the blender until you have a smooth puree. Cleanse the skin with your facial wash and warm water. Smear this skin-rejuvenating, orange and yellow mask over the face and neck. Leave on the skin for 30 minutes. Wash off and follow with a vitamin A moisturizing night cream.

This recipe makes enough for two masks. Store the remainder in the refrigerator, covered, for up to two days. Thaw to room temperature before applying to the skin.

1 comments:

Jade Graham said...

i notice as I have been using it consistently for a few weeks, I see less blackheads around my nose! Though it does dry up on my face, when I rinse my skin doesn't feel tight or super dry which is wonderful.charcoal mask diy

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