Here's What Vitamin A Does For Your Skin

by Lindsey Rose Black
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Want to get a head start on that spring glow? Vitamin A may do the trick. I reached out to a professional to understand what vitamin A does for your skin and why you should consider adding it to your routine. After all, doesn't your skin deserve a special vitamin boost every once in awhile?

To get the details, I contacted Dr. David E. Bank at the Center For Dermatology in Westchester, NY. He explains, "Retinol, or Vitamin A, is one of the most well-known treatments against the aging process and acne." Yeah, you read that right. Vitamin A works to prevent wrinkles and fights pimples. Does nature kick ass or what?

He then when into a little more detail on exactly how vitamin A works on your skin, saying, "Retinoids are great exfoliators. They help remove any dead skin cells that could potentially clog pores that cause acne flare-ups. They also speed up cell turnover, while boosting collagen and elastin. They boost collagen and elastin by stimulating cellular repair."

As for getting that natural glow? "It also has the ability to pump up circulation, making your skin look healthier." What's not to love?

If you want to add vitamin A to your beauty life ASAP, consider these products below (all under $50):

1. Brightening Daily Cleanser with Vitamins C, A & AHAs

Brightening Daily Cleanser with Vitamins C, A & AHAs, $36, Amazon

Get your glow on with this vitamin A-packed daily cleanser that doubles as makeup remover.

2. Help Me! Cream

Help Me Cream, $35, Amazon

Philosophy's Help Me! cream is right at the tip of $50, but worth the splurge if you want to stop wrinkles before they start.

3. Primed And Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer

Primed And Poreless Skin Smoothing Face Primer, $40, Amazon

Get flawless makeup application and boost your skin with this vitamin-packed primer.

4. Lippe

Lippe, $22, Amazon

This anti-aging, lip balm protects and hydrates your pout.

5. Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Antiwrinkle Eye Cream

Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Antiwrinkle Eye Cream, $45, KORRES

Struggling with dark circles and puffiness? Look no further.

6. Picture Porefect

Picture Porefect, $42, Amazon

Tackle blackheads and shrink pores with this retinol and citric acid face cream.

7. Skin Perfecting Lotion

Skin Perfecting Lotion, $40, Amazon

Fight pimples and brighten your skin at the same time with this soothing lotion.

8. Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30

Oil-Free Sunscreen SPF 30, $34, Anthony

Keep your skin protected from the sun while getting a vitamin-infused glow.

9. Acne Treatment Concealer

Acne Treatment Concealer, $25, Amazon

Hide your pimples while also concealing them with this concealer featuring vitamin A.

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