03 Oct Beta-Carotene is Essential
SO WHAT IS BETA CAROTENE?
The naturally occurring plant pigments, known as carotenoids are responsible for brightly colouring fruits and vegetables. The most beneficial for human health is beta carotene, a fat-soluble form of Vitamin A derived from plants. Beta-carotene is responsible for giving fruits and plants their bright yellow, orange and red pigment. Beta-carotene is a “provitamin” because in converts into the active form of vitamin A called retinol. Retinol is an essential nutrient that benefits the skin (and body) by assisting with wound healing, cellular turnover, cellular renewal and the improving the skin’s immunity. Applying beta-carotene topically helps to improve the tone, texture and elasticity of the skin as well as improving the appearance of uneven pigment.
The body converts beta-carotene to vitamin A, an antioxidant that helps to protect cells from damage.
Beta-carotene increases cellular turnover and renewal revealing a vibrant looking skin.
Beta-carotene helps to reduce the risk of sunburn by helping to boost the effectiveness of sun protection.
Vitamin A is a key nutrient to diminish the signs of aging. Applying nutrient rich beta-carotene, helps to increase levels of vitamin A in the skin.
ACNE & BREAKOUTS
Low levels of vitamin A in the skin can contribute to acne and breakouts. Increasing your intake of beta-carotene producing fruits and vegetables and using a skin care product containing beta-carotene can help to restore low levels of vitamin A in the skin. Incorporating vitamin E and zinc into your skin care regime are also beneficial to reducing acne and breakouts.