Do you want to know a secret? The key to beautiful skin? I mean really? We all know those friends of ours who don't seem to age as quickly as the rest of us, you look in the mirror and see lines, brown spots, sagging skin, lumpy bumps that don't go away. I mean I could go on and on. As women we are always looking for that one product to fulfill its promises - Well the key is, quite simply Vitamin A. Humm you say-I can't use it- it's too strong, too drying, too irritating. But, what if I could give you all the benefits without the side effects? Truth is vitamin A is the most research skin care ingredient out there- and you need it - cause every day you are losing it when you go out into light. If you started as a child using topical vitamin A, you would not age the way we currently do. Did you really understand that- YOUR SKIN WOULD NOT SHOW SIGNS OF AGING! Basically sun damaged skin is Vitamin A deficient skin. Cure the effects of deficiency, stop the signs of photo aging.
So let's talk a bit more about Vitamin A and the different forms it comes in. You have the Acid form (that's the one you need a prescription for.) Typically you can use it 2-3x's a week at night only and initially it can cause redness, irritation and sun sensitivity. But remember - every time you go into light you lose your stores of vitamin A.... You need to apply it AM and PM 7 days a week.
Then we have the alcohol form, this is in many over the counter products (Buyer beware - if you buy a retinol product AND have never used retinol before- you will experience a reaction - if you don't then the product you purchased did not have enough retinol in it.) This form can cause the same side effects as the acid form, just to a lesser degree.
Ok then we have the fat-soluble form, or the storage form of Vitamin A. This form is easily tolerated by the skin and is actually photo-protective. By gradually increasing the strength of this form of Vitamin A we can treat all skin types, all ages, skin colors and issues. Ok- you say, now what? How do I find products that use THIS form of Vitamin A, that have enough ingredients to change my skin, but not cause me irritation? Well that's where Dr Des Fernandes, of Environ Skin Care, has done all the work for you. He pioneered a step up Vitamin A system that can (should!) be used by all ages to prevent and reverse the appearance of signs of photo damage. Basically a trained therapist will analyze your skin condition, and determine where you should start and you simply use it morning and night. Gradually you will see visible changes to the appearance of your skin. That's the beauty of Vitamin A and the secret to beautiful skin.
Next: "What Makes Environ Different? Part 1 & 2"
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