How many of you are into keeping your skin clean and free of wrinkles and blemishes? Everyone should be! Well, retinol is one of the best ways of preventing just that and more.
What is Retinol?
Retinol is a form of retonoid, like others, including retinyl palmitate and retinyl retinoate. For this discussion, we will just use the word retinol as the term for all of them, since we aren’t getting deep into the nitty, gritty details. Retinol is basically the same thing as saying vitamin A. When it is connected to a vitamin, it isn’t quite as scary sounding, as it shouldn’t be. In fact, it has been shown that most adults who want to keep their skin nice and taut should be using some form of such on their skin, with the exception of people under 25 and pregnant women, of course.
So, you are new to retinoids?
Don’t worry, it is really, quite an easy process to start. The first thing you would want to get into is a low-level retinoid. Since your skin isn’t used to retinoids, it is best to start off slow and work your way up. Furthermore, it is important to use them at night before bed and moisturize with SPF in the morning before hitting the road. Once you find the strength that you would like to start off at, your first steps would be to only use it a couple times a week. After that, start using it every other day, for a week or two, and then begin to apply it before bed every day. The reason you are starting off slow and working your way into it is because your skin will feel a little irritated, and that is actually for good reason. One of the great benefits of it is actually to stimulate cellular renewal, so that feeling of irritation can actually be viewed as a good feeling!
It really is a wonder that you will be glad you started using once you have gotten into it! Your skin will love you and you will absolutely adore you skin! If you are still skeptical, do a little more research and gather more info! Knowledge is powerful, especially when it comes to your health and happiness.
One last thing
If there are multiple ingredients, they may be working against each other and creating irritation. It is best to use retinol as a sole, primary application. Also, if you are concerned with how you are feeling after using any product, it is best to seek professional help, as you may be allergic to something.
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