Is retinol part of your skincare routine? Here’s why this versatile and powerful product deserves a spot.

What you need to know about this powerhouse skincare ingredient

Is retinol part of your skincare routine? Here’s why this versatile and powerful product deserves a spot.

Retinol is from the retinoid family and is a derivative of vitamin A. It is one of the most effective skincare ingredients to treat an array of concerns and maintain a clear and youthful complexion. Despite this, many people are too scared to use it in their routines. This is because retinol is a strong ingredient and, if used incorrectly, can cause damage to the skin. When done right, it can be your skin’s best friend. Here’s why.

Retinol: What’s the big deal?

Why do dermatologists and skincare fans love retinol so much? Firstly, it is the only topical product proven to stimulate the production of collagen. It also helps to unclog pores and increases skin cell production and turnover. This is why it is so effective in both the treatment of acne and signs of aging.

Have you tried retinol?

 

Retinol can be bought in stores in mild concentrations, often in a serum or cream format. For people who are looking for clinical strength, a prescription can be easily obtained from your dermatologist for a topical cream or gel.

How to use it

Because it is a powerful ingredient, it can take a while for your skin to get used to retinol. Your complexion might show signs of sensitivity when you initially start using it. This should clear as your skin develops a tolerance for it.

At first, use your product just once a week for a few weeks. Then up the frequency to two nights a week for a while, then three. You don’t need to use it every night to see results. Follow it up with a nourishing, restorative moisturiser to keep your skin barrier in good condition.

Do you want to incorporate retinol into your skincare routine safely?

Make an appointment at your nearest APDerm location to see an APDerm practitioner for everything you need to know about this dermatologist-approved vitamin, or call us at (978) 315-5707.

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