Retinol the #1 anti-aging product, yet creates apprehension. For someone was never used retinol, it can sounds scary, especially when being here harder stories about the redness, peeling, irritation, photosensitivity and flaky skin. We’re here to clear some myths and apprehensions that surround retinol.
What is retinol do? Its modes wrinkles, evens out discolored skin, helps produce fresh collagen and increased skins firmness.
How do we succeed with retinol?
#1 the age old saying slow and steady wins the race is very true of retinol.
Start with the lowest dose 0.25% 2 times a week for the first 2 weeks, but never back to back consecutive evenings.
Increase use to 3 times a week for the next 2 weeks, then increase it to 4 times a week for the next 2 weeks, eventually in 7-8 weeks you can get to daily usage.
That being said every skin type is different, some people might have to take it slower. If you feel like his skin is getting too irritated it can back off and take it slow, you will eventually get there.
#2. To avoid getting irritated with retinol apply to dry skin. So after washing her face wait for a skin to completely dry before applying retinol. A few apply retinol to moist skin the moisture can pull retinol-induced skin thereby speeding up as absorption and potentially leading to unwanted irritation and side effects. Another way of avoiding irritation is to use a hydrating serum prior to using retinol. Wait for the serum to completely absorb, and 4 shows skin to be completely dry before applying retinol.
#3 apply a product with good hydrating properties preferably with ceramides, single lipids and phospholipids to help support your skins barrier. When you do so it helps her complexion stay soft supple and hydrated him and after using retinol.
Retinol is the most powerful tool, in our anti-aging toolbox.