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Vitamin A Beta Carotene

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Beta Carotene
Common Name: {Vitamin A, b-carotene}
Latin Name: {Daucus carota}
Family: {Umbelliferea} Vitamin A Precursor in Carrots

Vitamin A is a carotenoid. In the body, carotenoids convert to vitamin A. They are found naturally in our environment as beta-carotene.

Beta Carotene is the stuff that makes carrots orange.

It is also one of the essential vitamins in your body. Inside the body, it is used to ensure that our immune system is healthy. When applied topically, it also provides that the skin is regenerated and healthy.

It helps teach skin to produce and retain the right amount of moisture and helps the skin be more resilient.

Women with facial sensitivity or easily irritated can benefit from adding vitamin A to their skincare routine.

It is a superior ally for those with mature skin.

Vitamin A's primary function is as an antioxidant. Not only does it help keep skin looking beautiful, but it protects against free radicals.

When we eat or are exposed to chemicals or spend too much time in the sun, free radicals are created in our skin.

These fast-moving atoms move quickly from cell to cell, oxidizing every cell's components the touch, killing them off, or making it more difficult for the cell to perform its task.

In some cases, it can turn other atoms into free radicals, causing the cells to replicate rapidly.

Vitamin A or beta-carotene protects the skin from free radicals, especially those caused by too much time in the sun. Not only does it improve the skin's barrier, but it also neutralizes the free radicals, allowing the surface of the face to repel them.

Because vitamin A does all this, it can keep skin healthy so that fine lines and wrinkles don't appear earlier than they should. It also reduces redness and irritation.

Photo-aging is the number one cause of fine lines and wrinkles. Retinol is another form of Vitamin A, well known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

As we age, the premature aging that has occurred in our skin's lower levels, caused by free radicals, begins to show around our eyes, on our foreheads, and mouths. In these areas, our complexion is the thinnest and can be most easily susceptible to photoaging.

And the first wrinkles begin to appear. You can help premature aging by getting enough beta-carotene in your diet. In addition, a topical application of Vitamin A revitalizes the skin.

A regular application of vitamin A can halt the appearance of these signs of aging. Topical forms, as well as taking a supplement, can help. You can also get Vitamin A from foods like carrots that are loaded with Beta Carotene.

Natural Sources of Beta Carotene

  • Carrot Oil
  • Sea Buckthorn Berry 
  • Tomato Seed

For women with sensitive skin, vitamin A helps to fight the inflammation and irritation that causes redness.

Carrot Seed Oil contains 68% oleic acid. 11% Linoleic Acid, 7% Stearic Acid and Palmitic Acid, and Alpha-Linoleic Acid make up that remaining 4%. Using carrot oil is an excellent natural wrinkle treatment.

You could also blend Carrot Seed Oil, Avocado, Marula, Pomegranate, Sea Buckthorn, Rosehip, and Tomato Seed for an incredible anti-aging oil-based serum.

While you're at it, add essential oil or two for mature complexions. Rose, geranium, frankincense, lavender, and others are classic scents that work wonders for anti-aging.

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Kari Thomas wrote this article.

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