Vitamin A in Homemade Facial Masks

What is the Retinol?

Retinol (vitamin A) is an essential antioxidant for the skin cells and has many proven benefits:

  • It adds smoothness to your facial skin and makes the pores less visible. The skin looks healthier than before.
  • The skin tone will appear more even.

  • It stimulates the collagen production in the skin cells – an excellent anti aging ingredient. After couple of days of usage it makes the wrinkles less visible.
    Almost all the anti wrinkle night creams contain retinol!
  • Promotes the renewal of the skin cells, which will make your skin more fresh and flexible.
  • Helps to fight acne. The sebaceous glands that produce the sebum, make the skin too oily and acne prone .
    The retinol reduces the sebum and so keeps the skin more balanced and healthy-looking.
  • Reverts small scale UV skin damages. Small pigmentation from the sunlight and burns may be treated with it.

Does the Retinol have any Side Effects?

At some extreme cases, when you use a retinol facial mask or consume food with lots of this vitamin, your face may get a slightly red pigmentation. Don't worry - it is only temporary and will be gone after a few hours.
Plus, right after the intake your skin is more sensitive to the sunlight after the usage.
- That's why it is highly recommended to use the retinol facials at the evening and not during the daylight.

How to Consume it?

It can be consumed by food intake or juices. Also, it is highly recommended to use retinol at your facial masks from fruits and vegetables, whose amounts of retinol is high.

Where the Retinol is Found?

It is found at high dosages in a Butternut squash, carrots, grapefruits, guavas and cantaloupes. For the full vitamin A chart - enter here.

For the reasons above, you should include those ingredients in your facial mask recipes and yur daily diet.

It is highly recommended to intake the retinol through organic fruits and vegetables – rather than to spend your money on bottled vitamins and other chemical compounds.

How to Use Retinol in Homemade Facial Masks?

For oily skin you should use fresh fruits and vegetables with that vitamin. You can use the grated or juiced version of the mask.

For Dry and ageing skin you should use cooked (without additives) vegetables full of this vitamin, and add a drop of wheat germ or sunflower oil.

At any case try that mask on a hidden patch of your skin, to be sure that you have no sensitivity. For best mask results - use organic ingredients.

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