Acne is a skin disease that plagues almost ninety percent of the population at one time or another. For the majority of individuals, that time is their teens and twenties. And even among them, many continue to suffer from breakouts for the rest of their lives. Luckily for those individuals, there are numerous ways to combat acne: proper diet, medications and vitamins.
Of all the vitamins used for skin care, Vitamin A is the most effective when it comes to preventing and treating acne. This is one of several reasons why Vine Vera specially infuses many of its skin care products with Vitamin A.
Understanding Acne with Vine Vera
You may have acne, but do you really know what it is? Acne is actually more than just a minor skin irritation; it is a skin disease that most commonly affect your face, shoulders, neck and back — all fairly visible areas. Acne is not a serious skin disease, although it can be painful at times, but it is the visibility and interference with your appearance that can make it quite distressing. Besides emotional stress, acne could potentially scar your skin.
Acne occurs whenever the follicles of your skin are blocked. Your skin is covered with hair follicles all connected to oil glands, also known as sebaceous glands. These glands produce sebum, the oily substance used to moisten your skin and hair. Sebum usually travels up the hair and onto the skin’s surface. An excess of sebum combined with dead skin cells will block the follicles, transforming the small area into a bacterial breeding ground.
Hormones are the main culprit in adolescent acne. When puberty occurs, the presence of the androgen hormone increases. This causes oil glands to enlarge and produce more sebum, creating an environment for acne to occur. Hormone changes related to birth control, menopause and pregnancy can also trigger breakouts.
How Can Vine Vera Products with Vitamin A Help?
Vitamin A can be found in many topical skin care formulas such as the Resveratrol Zinfandel Skin Tone Correcting Serum from Vine Vera. When applied topically, the vitamin reduces the size of the oil gland and lessens the amount of sebum it produces. Along with reducing the presence of sebum, which in turn reduces the presence of bacteria, Vitamin A also reduces inflammation. It is found in high concentration in prescription acne medications and the use of these medications is still a hot button issue. However, to treat and prevent moderate acne, using a skin care formula which contains Vitamin A is a good idea.
Your diet also has a direct impact on the condition of your skin. Research shows that dairy products and foods with a lot of carbohydrates like breads, pasta, and chips increase blood sugar levels which could ultimately trigger acne. Instead of filling up on carbs, eating vitamin- and nutrient-rich food will not only keep your skin healthy, but your entire body.
Eating foods with Vitamin A is an essential part of your diet for good skin health. Liver, sweet potatoes, and carrots are all good sources of Vitamin A. It speeds up your skin cell’s turnover rate, so dead skin cells are quickly replaced by newer ones. This process not only reduces acne, but makes your skin looking healthier and more youthful.