After attending Dr Des Fernandes’ event, it’s safe to say myself along with the other girls here at LIB are fully hooked on Vitamin A.
You’re probably wondering who Dr Fernandes is. Well after his talk I certainly won’t be forgetting him! As a plastic surgeon for over 30 years in Cape Town, South Africa, Dr Fernandes holds extensive knowledge of the skin and body, as you can imagine. Dr Fernandes’ skin journey started in 1979 after he noticed that malignant melanomas (a type of skin cancer) was becoming much more prevalent than ever before. He turned his research to the effects and causes of sun damage and the effective ways of preventing such cancers. His personal research led him to undersand the miraculous effects of Vitamin A.
Before attending the event, I’d never really taken any notice/or heard of Vitamin A. Of course, it didn’t come as a surprise as it seems as though there’s a vitamin paired with every letter of the alphabet! However, I’ve always been a prolific vitamin taker and it’s safe to say I’ll never go a day without popping at least one vitamin.
After sitting in an hour long talk with Dr Fernandes, I took myself straight to Holland and Barrett and purchased a bottle as soon as I walked out the door of the event – I kid you not.
Vitamin A is responsible for regulating the health of thousands of genes in cells. The antioxidant properties neutralise harmful elements in our skin, helping to prevent wrinkles, resist infection and keep youthful skin. The only problem is, it’s hard to have an effective intake of Vitamin A through your diet, even if you’re the healthiest person you know.
Dr Fernandes told us that an intake of 40,000 I.U. of Vitamin A a day is a good starting point. Don’t worry though, you don’t have to take 100’s of pills- just 3/4 a day which can be taken all at once. To intensify the effects, Dr Fernandes introduced some of his innovative products to us. His skincare range called Environ is evidently extremely effective. Dr Fernandes also took us into detail about Peptides. Peptides are a chain of amino acids that send signals to the skin to produce more collagen, and of course we all know collagen as the game changer. Collagen keeps your skin taut and firm, giving it a plump and youthful look. The more collagen you produce over time, the younger you’ll look. So there we have it, the perfect remedy to maintain youthful skin.
The Before and after pictures were amazing, Vitamin A also proved to be very effective for scarring.
He told us that applying Vitamin A infused with Peptides as a serum morning and night after cleansing is the answer to longer lasting youthful skin, and I believe him. So whenever you next decide to splash out on your skincare regime, always check the ingredients for peptides and Vitamin A. It might be a big spend, but it’s worth it! Look no further than Dr Fernandes’ own products at Environ.