Retinol for overall great skin — Put your face on, Part 1

Retinol is a form of Vitamin A and is one of the few substances that are small enough to penetrate deep into the skin. As it goes so deep into the skin it can stimulate the natural production of collagen and elastin. With the best skin care products, Vitamin A is delivered in a sustained release formulation which enhances the skin texture through exfoliation while improving skin tone and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The repeated use of retinol can dramatically reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Retinol = Vitamin A
We All Want Great Skin…Why Use Retinol to Get It? What Is Vitamin A Good For?
  • Overall Skin health-tone and texture
  • Building and maintaining collagen
  • Reducing fine lines and coarse wrinkles
  • Improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Mattifies oily, congestion prone-skins
  • Increasing skin firmness and density
Where Can I Get Retinol?

A favourite of the retinoid family is the 0.25 concentration which is used at night this the perfect base for your skin to regenerate itself. There are a number of different products available. However, these have very different strengths. Over the counter retinol will have a very low strength (even 0.01%) which may not be effective. When purchasing retinol it is important to note how it is packaged. If retinol is in a container that can easily be left open or is in contact with heat or air then it will degrade having minimal effect on your skin.

How often can I use it?

If you have never used a Retinol product before, it is suggested to limit this to two-three times per week, gradually increasing it to every other night and then advancing to each evening as tolerated. Applying only a pea-sized amount, spreading it over the skin after cleansing and before moisturising.

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