Vitamin A Usage during the Winter Months 

Winter Sun
Our aim from our videos and blog posts is to provide you with as much education as possible, to allow you to make the best possible choices with any facials or home skincare purchases. 
We want you to properly understand how your skin functions and make the best choices when it comes to selecting how to run your skin. 
At our Poulton salon, we’ve had a few clients, over the past few days and weeks, that are struggling with the level of Vitamin A they’ve acclimatised to in their Environ products.
Our clients are confused, they have been on the level of Vitamin A for up to 4, 5 or even more bottles, why they’re suddenly getting irritated.  
This is the easiest way we can think to explain, is to use a Vitamin A based moisturiser as an example, let’s use Environ AVST 3:
Vitamin A acts as a natural sunscreen, in the summer months UV rays deplete the level of  Vitamin A in your skin cells. 
See our blog post, for more info: Jetting off for some Winter Sun.. Read this First!
So, therefore, in the summer months, our skin is expected to absorb a lower amount of Vitamin A from our products than it would in the winter months. 
Making it much easier for us to use higher-level Vitamin A products. 
In the winter months, with less daylight and UV present to deplete Vitamin A levels, our skin will absorb higher levels of Vitamin A from the same products. 
So even though you’ve not stepped up to ‘higher’ level of Vitamin A, your skin cells now have higher levels of Vitamin A readily available to them.  
If your skin does not have sufficient Vitamin A receptors on its cell surface membrane, it will be unable to absorb all of the Vitamin A present. 
Meaning excess Vitamin A is free to surround your cells, this can irritate your skin cells, resulting in sensitivity, dryness and breakouts. 
If you’re suffering from any of the above, even though you’ve not stepped up to a higher level of Vitamin A your skin is expected to work harder to absorb the Vitamin A present in the products. 
You may need to stay on or step down a level of Vitamin A, at least for the winter months.