3 Incredible Benefits of Retinol
Many of us have researched ways to address different skin care concerns and have heard countless different types of retinol products being advertised. Retinol is a staple in the skin-care field due to all the ways you can use retinol to get optimal skin care results.
What is retinol? This superhero ingredient is a vitamin A synthetic derivative that falls under the category of retinoids. It is valued in the skin care industry due to its incredible ability to increase cell turnover treating various skin care concerns.
What is retinoid? Retinoid is a term used to cover both over-the-counter and prescription strength retinoic acid. Now let’s explore three benefits of our favorite, SkinCeuticals Retinol!
Battles Signs of Aging
Do you have fine lines and wrinkles that bother you? Or maybe you have noticed your skin isn’t as taut and youthful as it used to be. Say goodbye to aging and hello to smooth plump skin that only this product can give.
Did you know Retinol was first approved in the 1970’s to help treat acne patients? It helps promote cell turnover and prevent the clogging of pores. When used daily acne breakouts are stopped in their tracks and skin is left clear and smooth.
Perfect Skin Tone
Because of retinol’s ability to exfoliate off dead skin, the result is smooth and radiant skin. It can be used to treat sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and melasma, leaving skin brighter.
How do I Begin Using?
SkinCeuticals retinol comes in three different strengths: 0.3, 0.5, and 1.0. Always consult with a skin care professional to see what skin type you are and which strength retinol is suitable for you. As seen in the chart below, it is best to start at a lower strength retinol and gradually increase over time.
How do I use?
Before bed, apply a pea size amount to cleansed skin and avoid your eyes. Once product is fully absorbed apply other skin care products for your specific regimen.
When starting, it is best to use once or twice a week and gradually increase the frequency to every other night, then every night as tolerated.
Retinol can increase sensitivity to sun, so it is important to use high-protection, broad spectrum sunscreen when using this product. As a pre-caution, do not use if you are pregnant or are intending to become pregnant.
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