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Embrace Early Summer Glow

Pre-summer skincare with Vitamin A

    01 · 05 · 2024

At Verso, we always recommend using the golden standard ingredient, Vitamin A, often referred to as Retinol, which can (and preferably should!) be used all year around. This most certainly applies as we experience the transition from spring to summer: pre-summer.

The passage from spring to summer brings not just a change in wardrobe but also a shift in skincare needs. As we bid farewell to the cooler, drier spring air and welcome the warmer, more humid days of pre-summer, our skin adapts to new environmental conditions. During this seasonal change, incorporating Vitamin A/Retinol into your skincare routine can prove to be a wise decision, offering a multitude of benefits for your skin. Among the arsenal of skincare ingredients, Vitamin A stands out as a powerhouse beneficial during this seasonal transition.

In this journal, we will explore the benefits of integrating Vitamin A, such as Verso´s Retinol 8 and NEAR 1, into your skincare routine for a radiant complexion during this time of year. This will ensure healthy-looking skin as the temperatures rise. Allow us to present why Vitamin A is a must-have in your skincare routine, especially during the transition in seasons:

Enhancing Skin Renewal:

Transitioning from spring to summer is an ideal time to rejuvenate the skin after the harsh conditions of winter. Vitamin A/Retinol sloughs off dull, old skin cells to reveal fresh, radiant skin. By promoting skin renewal, the ingredient helps to maintain a youthful complexion and diminish the appearance of sun-induced damage.

Managing Oil Production:

As temperatures rise and humidity levels increase, our skin tends to produce more oil, leading to shiny skin with excess oil. Vitamin A/Retinol regulates oil production, keeping excess sebum at bay. By maintaining a balanced complexion, the ingredient helps to achieve that coveted glow without the unwanted shine.

Combatting Sun Damage:

With longer daylight hours and increased sun exposure, our skin becomes more susceptible to UV damage during the transition to summer. Vitamin A/Retinol protects the skin from the visible effects of environmental stressors that can cause the appearance of irritated skin. Furthermore, it reduces the look of fine lines and wrinkles while ensuring a more even skin tone as we enter the sunnier season.

Preventing Breakouts and Congestion:

With sweat and humidity comes the risk of pore congestion and breakouts. Vitamin A/Retinol's ability to slough off old skin cells faster from the outermost layer of your skin works wonders in keeping pores clear of debris and old skin cells, thereby reducing the likelihood of breakouts and promoting smoother, clearer skin texture.

Minimizing the Effects of Environmental Stressors:

From pollution to pollen, the transition from spring to summer exposes our skin to various stressors in our daily lives. Vitamin A/Retinol is a powerful antioxidant, protecting the skin against the visible effects of environmental elements. By fortifying the skin’s natural defense, the ingredient helps to maintain healthy-looking skin. Skin Expert tip! We always recommend ending your daytime routine with high sun protection, preferably SPF 30 or 50. This is to sustain the results of your skincare products and prevent UV damage.

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Among the arsenal of skincare ingredients, Vitamin A stands out as a powerhouse beneficial during this seasonal transition.

SUPPORTING INGREDIENTS TO COMBINE WITH VITAMIN A/RETINOL

In the world of skincare, Vitamin A/Retinol is celebrated for its remarkable ability to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin. However, to maximize its benefits and support the visible effects, it's essential to complement Vitamin A/Retinol with other skincare ingredients in products that work synergistically to enhance its efficacy. This will help to further enhance the visible results from the golden standard ingredient.

Incorporating products with the following complementary ingredients into your skincare routine can help maximize the benefits of Vitamin A/Retinol while minimizing potential side effects. By choosing formulations that combine Vitamin A/Retinol with hydrating, soothing, and protective ingredients, you can achieve smoother, firmer, and more radiant skin with few to no setbacks along the way - not to mention making your skin perfectly prepared for the upcoming summer!

Hyaluronic Acid:

Vitamin A/Retinol can sometimes cause visible dryness and irritation, especially when first introduced to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a powerful humectant that attracts and retains moisture, helping to hydrate and plump the skin. Incorporating products rich in hyaluronic acid into your routine can help counteract any dryness or flakiness associated with Vitamin A/Retinol, ensuring that your skin remains soft and supple.

Vitamin C:

Similar to Vitamin A, Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant that complements its effects. Like Vitamin A, Vitamin C helps to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Additionally, Vitamin C helps to visibly brighten the complexion, making it an excellent partner for Vitamin A in addressing uneven skin tone.

Niacinamide (Vitamin B3):

Niacinamide is a versatile ingredient known for its visibly calming and strengthening properties. When used alongside Vitamin A/Retinol, niacinamide can help minimize the appearance of irritation while soothing the skin, making the Vitamin A/Retinol adjustment period more comfortable. Additionally, niacinamide supports the skin's natural repair processes, enhancing the overall efficacy of Vitamin A/Retinol and addressing signs of aging and sun damage.

Peptides:

Peptides are skin-loving ingredients that provide the skin with building blocks to help boost its natural functions. There is a long list of what peptides can deliver to the skin, and therefore, they have become a popular ingredient that also suits sensitive skin. Peptides can help maintain the results of Vitamin A/Retinol, strengthen the skin's natural defenses, and visibly brighten dull skin. Incorporating peptides into your skincare routine can complement Vitamin A/Retinol, promoting the appearance of firmer, more resilient skin. Peptide-infused skincare products can help enhance the rejuvenating benefits of Vitamin A/Retinol, resulting in the look of smoother, more youthful complexion over time.

Ceramides:

Ceramides help prevent moisture loss and protect against environmental stressors. Using ceramide-rich products alongside Vitamin A/Retinol can help strengthen the skin, minimizing the risk of irritation and enhancing its overall resilience. This combination ensures that the skin remains healthy-looking and balanced. Ceramides promote natural skin protection and long-term moisturization, helping the skin stay hydrated and smooth.

Sunscreen:

Last but certainly not least, sunscreen is a non-negotiable companion to Vitamin A/Retinol since it helps to maintain visible results and healthy-looking skin. It is vital to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher as the last step of your skincare routine every morning to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. By shielding your skin from sun damage, sunscreen complements the anti-aging effects of Vitamin A/Retinol, ensuring that your skin remains healthy-looking while preventing premature aging.

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR SKIN´S GLOW

  • Apply sunscreen daily, at least SPF 30.
  • Eat healthy food, fresh fruit, and vegetables to get your vitamins (preferably in the color of the rainbow!).
  • Use a product with Vitamin A/Retinol that suits your skin.
  • Use a product with Vitamin C daily.
  • Maintain a skincare routine (and adjust accordingly as the seasons change).
  • Massage your face as you apply your skincare products to stimulate blood flow and let your skincare products absorb to obtain an extra radiance boost.
  • Stay hydrated – on the in and outside!
  • Exercise in a suitable way for you.
  • Remove makeup before bed.
  • Get your beauty sleep.

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