Preventing ageing with Vitamin A & Sunscreen

Vitamin A

This man’s face is possibly the most compelling argument for wearing sunscreen. Every day, all day, and lots of it. The difference between the two sides of his face is so pronounced, even medical experts were shocked.

This is a 69-year-old trucker who has been on the road for 28 years. The left side of his face is damaged and has thickened because of UVA radiation.
For most of his life he admits that he never wore sunscreen. It was not until his grandchildren asked him why his face looked different that he decided to see a doctor. So far the man has not presented any signs of skin cancer. You can definitely see that sun damage causes aging with wrinkles, skin laxity and sagging from damage to connective tissue such as collagen and elastin.
Research shows that certain nutrients are essential for preventing and reversing many signs of skin aging. A well-balanced diet is important, of course. But the fact is, the body delivers only a certain percentage of vitamins to your skin, no matter how much you ingest. Plus, there is no way to send them straight to your crow’s feet or pigmentation spots.
The solution: Applying vitamins topically to deliver maximum anti-aging benefits – everything from improving texture and tone to improving under eye circles.


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Why YOU need to be using Vitamin A?
Topically applied Vitamin A helps to normalise the skin. It has the ability to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, help unclog pores, even out discolouration, reduce oiliness when needed and give your complexion a healthy glow. Known as the ‘anti-aging’ vitamin, it helps stimulate collagen within the dermis to restore elasticity and improve fine lines.
Vitamin A teamed with SPF30 sunscreen is a must for everyone’s skin.
The sun’s coming out…..Have you got your SPF?
With the harsh New Zealand sun, sunscreen is the most important thing you can apply on your skin. Our Skin Medica Daily Physical Defense® Broad Spectrum SPF30+ is the ideal product to apply to your face, neck and décolletage every morning after your skincare products, but before you apply makeup. Apply your make up over your sunscreen. We also stock a lightweight oil free sunscreen spray which is able to be applied over make up throughout the day.