Retinol is one of the vitamins making waves in the skincare industry. It is in actuality a vitamin A derivatives which is in the class of Retinoids and luckily, it can be purchased without prescription.
However, before you jump on the the bandwagon of this skincare wonder, you should be aware that Retinol can make or mar your skin. So it’s logical to educate yourself properly before using a Retinol.
BENEFITS OF RETINOL
- It can be used to combat Acne.
- It’s been proven that Retinol can help with new skin cells turnover and collagen production.
- It helps to smoothen fine lines.
- It can reduce signs of aging significantly, thereby providing anti-aging benefits.
- It improves the brightness of the skin.
WHO CAN USE A RETINOL?
This is very tricky question but I’d suggest you introduce Retinol into your skincare routine if you are 30 and above!
SIDE EFFECTS OF RETINOL
First time users of Retinol may experience irritation, peeling of the skin, itchiness and maybe dryness. It also increases sun sensitivity, which is why it should be used at night!
HOW TO USE A RETINOL
If you are just introducing Retinol to your skincare routine, I’ll advise you go slow. Apply it on your face twice weekly. I’ll suggest you apply a moisturizer first before using your Retinol, to reduce irritation. Use a dime bit of Retinol on your face and neck, while making sure your eye region is exempted. After you’ve built up your tolerance level, you may use Retinol every night.
Always make sure to protect your skin by wearing SPF 30 and above because your skin is at this time more sensitive to the sunlight than ever before.
WHICH RETINOL SHOULD I BUY?
I can only suggest the brand that I use which is Satin Naturel Organic Retinol serum. It really work wonders. Click on the link below to purchase yours!
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