• Mon. Oct 18th, 2021

I Tried Taking Vitamin A and Zinc for 30 Days

Vitamin A is an antioxidant it fights against free radical damage think of aging think of fine lines wrinkles that type of thing if I inflammation in the skin it helps regulate oil production it helps the immune system function better and it aids in skin repair so wound healing vitamin A has been found to be most beneficial to the skin once applied topically think of touch for knowin retin-a retinols those type of ingredients but it can also have great benefits for your skin once it’s taken internally zinc so what does thangka do for the skin zinc also regulates oil production of the sebaceous glands.

It helps the immune system function well it helps to heal he tissues once again with any acne that’s already on your skin and it is an antioxidant so fights against those free radical damage and it’s also anti-inflammatory which helps to prevent acne as well as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation so I went out to shoppers Drug Mart and I picked up these two bottles this is vitamin A at ten thousand you line from the life brand and it comes with 100 soft gels and then this is the zinc from nature’s bounty at fifty milligrams in my research I came across this beautiful little infographic right here that helps you better understand how to incorporate different vitamins into your meal plan so whether you’re syncing with food in the morning and the night whatever the case may be as you can see it is advised to take zinc in the morning without any other vitamins along with food so I did that and this is what happened I really don’t know how this is gonna work the last time I had zinc which was maybe two months ago I felt really really nauseous and so I stopped taking it this time around I just threw up I don’t know how I’m gonna keep this down personally I’m not a morning person and I don’t really eat breakfast when I wake up in the morning.

I drink a glass of water a couple hours later I will have brunch so it could be that I just didn’t eat a big enough meal to support me taking the zinc or I kept me that her body simply just wasn’t used to the vitamins yet and it was just kind of taking it out of my body so I decided from this day on to take my zinc in the evening because I have a bigger meal around dinnertime which is around like 6 o’clock for me and that’s when I took it instead so I took my zing and vitamin A pills at lunchtime and I managed to keep it down but I feel so nauseous even till now and that was like a good 4 or 5 hours ago I still feel very very nauseous I even got lightheaded a little bit and I was at my desk I don’t know I just feel really uncomfortable I date number three I continue to feel really really nauseous like nauseous to the point where I couldn’t move without feeling like I was gonna regurgitate have you ever been so nauseous that like you’re your whole body hurts like that’s what I’ve that’s really the best way that I could describe how I felt like it was it was terrible the only caveat is that I did not record to take during this time I just felt really bad for the entire day but at this point I just really cracked down on the vitamins that I was taking so because I am taking other vitamins for different reasons I took my multivitamins with my fish oil in the morning around midday I would take my iron as well as my  vitamin A and then in the evening with my dinner I would take my zinc  by the time day 7 rolled around I was no longer feeling nauseous which is a big win for me and I also saw that I wasn’t getting any breakouts on my skin now in my period cycle I go through these periods where my skin just looks so beautiful and clear and smooth I’m actually going for it right now but at this point I had just finished my period the week prior so my skin was going through one of those really nice periods so I don’t want to make the mistake of inferring causation I think that both things were happening at the same time all right so today we are halfway on our way to my period and this is when my skin tends to break out as it is right now um a little bit on the forehead once again I do believe this is because I’ve been wearing my hair sleeked back for a while and I like the hair but is giving me pimples at all on my forehead honestly this is the best breakout that I’ve ever had this is a success but day number 14 rolls around and I’m in the middle of my menstrual cycle and during this time what I’m ovulating my skin just goes crazy my skin breaks out I don’t know why it just doesn’t like me during this time of my life even though when you’re ovulating you’re supposed to be your most attractive from me it’s kind of the opposite I was expecting my skin to break out I was getting ready with my acne medication.

My benzoyl peroxide my salicylic acid I was armed with my sword and shield and I was kind of holding my breath for a moment and then day 14 rolled around and there was nothing there and I didn’t have anything to fight which was surprising and happy of course but I was just kind of waiting for the ball to drop and it didn’t drop I was getting a little bit suspicious whenever something doesn’t go wrong have I finally found the cure the key to my clear skin I don’t know please let me know by the end of this video by commenting down below and tell me what you think at this point I feel like my millennial narcissism has gone to such a high degree that I look at myself way too many times a day to be able to notice a real difference on my scale a skincare video that I posted was when I tried using it absolutely no actives on my skin for two weeks and in that video I talked a lot about how I was getting a lot of whiteheads and that’s something that I haven’t had since I was a teenager so that was shocking to me I wasn’t getting breakouts but I was still getting the Whitehead but perhaps my skin was telling me at this point that I needed to use a chemical exfoliator a little bit more often so I am fed up a little bit in my routine I’m not gonna sit here and complain about me not receiving any acne because we’ve definitely been on the other side been there done that and certainly do not want to go back during this time I also added my sinem ID and zinc from the ordinary into my routine so I was getting zinc on the outside also a link on the inside and I feel like it was really starting to show in my skin it does take a little bit of time at least 28 days for your skin cells to really turn over I feel like at this moment I was truly seeing the new turned-over skin care we must like oyel I have not blotted so you guys can really see what my oil looks like around here it’s a little shiny and especially like around I have enlarged pores over here.

I don’t know why but it’s like it’s a little bit oily on my forehead or my temples I should say my cheeks they’re okay you know my skin I haven’t had complaints about my skin I think it just really feels good to someone from the outside hearing me talk about how many skin looks so much better and it looks so good you might be saying well she still has acne she still has post inflammatory hyperpigmentation but you don’t know what happened okay matter of fact I’m gonna show you where I’ve been okay the only thing that I did start to notice in my skin was a bit of dryness when I was younger I used to think that I actually had dry skin I would get dry patches and flakes around my mouth and my forehead as well as every time I would move my face I’m just get dryness on the cheeks and I started to get that again so I was kind of going through my routine and saying what did I add what did i do differently that’s making my skin dry yeah once again it was winter and my skin does tend to be dry during this time so I decided that you know what I just need something a little bit thicker for my skin to keep all the moisture in so I got a rule oil from the ordinary and mix that into my lotion from my skin to just keep as much moisture as my possible key and so far all of that dryness has pretty much gone away today I took the vitamins at lunch time instead of at dinner because it’s you know the only time of day that I I could get around to taking it  d I did get a little bit not shows like this but nothing crazy it kind of went away after a while like I’m really happy that it’s not you know where it was last year I don’t want to say that I’m disappointed and what’s going on but you know for some time now I’ve been really trying to figure out what will get rid of my acne topically and I found what works for me I know that BJ’s work really well for the teacher girl works really well for me and so on and so forth but I was really hoping that this was going to help me on an internal level because I know that you can only solve a problem so much from the outside it starts from inside and so I’ve been researching so much to try to figure out what it could be on the inside so when I found out about think I was super super excited to give these two vitamins a try by the vitamin A and the zinc because people have gotten so many good results from itthe research shows that people who have a lot of acne are somewhat deficient in zinc and they need that to be able to you know stop producing it from the inside out and I’m definitely not someone who’s to get my hopes up too high I mean I’ve had acne for quite some time a couple years and I know that it’s not an overnight fix I know that things take time to heal last year I had cystic nodules on my face painful nodules in my skin and yes I did experience a little bit of that when I stopped using anything on my face but I clearly got rid of that using the topical ingredients that I know work for me and I’m and and I’m at a place now where my acne is is digressed from severe acne to now more mild acne I’m really really happy about that but it’s been a year that I’ve been stuck in this mode of like moderate acne and I am ready to get out of that and I a so far.

I don’t see this getting out of it completely you know it feels nice it feels really soft but obviously looking at it there’s tons of oil on my forehead over my t-zone there’s acne for some people happens in in the first week but they’re taking the zinc for me I guess it doesn’t just happen up quickly I do understand that so I’m going to continue using this for the next three months going forward and in three months I hope to give you guys an update but a number 25 but I started to notice how quickly my skin was hanging typically when I get a pimple it lasts for a couple of days and and then some more days and then it turns into a scar that lasts for about three years the point that I’m trying to make is I was starting to see my skin heal at a rapid pace I had a pimple right here and in three days it was gone and there was no scar so I started to wonder what kind of witchery was going on in my face day 30 I can confidently say that I have noticed a significant decrease in blemishes on my skin come to think of it I did not even experienced any cystic acne whatsoever also I didn’t get any new acne marks on my face the ones that are already there the ones that I’ve been there for three plus years but I didn’t get any new ones on my skin I don’t want to make the mistake of generalizing and saying that these true vitamins will be good.