Vitamin A (Retinoic Acid)
Retinol is oxidized into retinaldehyde, and then, retinaldehyde is then converted to retinoic acid.
Our skin cells contain receptors for retinoic acid, and these receptors allow for faster skin cell turnover, reduction in the appearance of hyperpigmentation, and support of collagen production to be achieved.
High glycemic (high sugar) foods, processed sugars, and processed grains are foods that raise your blood sugar very quickly.
High glycemic foods and compounds in milk can cause oil production because they increase IGF-1 levels and growth. IGF-1(Insulin-like growth factor-1) is a hormone that helps promote normal bone and tissue growth and development.
Liquid Castille Soap breaks down makeup, oil, and dirt extremely well by fully surrounding oil molecules so they can be rinsed off with water. Dr. Bronner’s is a great castile soap to try. Dr. Bronner’s is saponified oil which means it has oils in it that have been converted to soap. This was particularly monumental in controlling Cassandra’s oil production.