Vitamin A For Anti Aging Skin Care

Posted by administrator Monday, July 14, 2008

Unfortunately there is no magic pill you can take to stop the affects of aging on your skin, but there are things that you can do which will help you to develop an effective anti aging skin care routine. Bear in mind, however, that the best anti aging skin care treatments can often be found in those who have a proper diet and healthy lifestyle where they include proper vitamin rich foods. In this article we will focus on the best sources for Vitamin A which will help your skin as you age.

It is believed by many that Vitamin A is one of the most important ingredients in any anti aging skin care treatment regime. Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin which plays a major role in your sight, growth and development and studies have proven that it is chiefly responsible for human development as well as maintaining healthy skin, hair and mucous membranes.

The best way to ensure that you get enough Vitamin A in your diet if you are serious about developing a good anti aging skin routine is by eating a variety of foods which contain this vitamin and carotene. But there are some steps that you should take in order that you do not consume too many foods and supplements which contain it.

In fact eating too much Vitamin A can be toxic to your body and the US recommended daily allowance for Vitamin A is 1,000 retinal equivalents per day. Excess levels of vitamin A is not excreted by the body, but is stored in the fat so it is possible to get "too much". How much is "too much" remains to be seen but suffice it to say that it would probably be pretty difficult to overdose on Vitamin A - just don’t gobble down supplements like there is no tomorrow and try to get your vitamins from natural foods and you should be OK.

The best foods you can eat which are rich in Vitamin A are whole cows' milk, red and dark green vegetables (carrots, red peppers, tomatoes, pumpkin and broccoli) and fruit such as apricots and mangoes.

In addition to eating foods rich in beta carotene (all the foods above) which your body makes into Vitamin A, you can also add a skin cream that has Vitamin A in it. Make sure you buy a good quality cream and preferably one that doesn’t have harmful chemicals in it.

So make it part of your every day routine to eat the above suggested foods, get a good skin cream and you should soon be on the way to having a better anti aging skin care routine for the rest of your life.

Lee Dobbins writes for The Natural Health Buzz where you can learn about staying healthy through proper nutrition and learn about other health concerns such as anti aging.

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