What are The Benefits of Using Retinol?

Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A that has been used for anti-aging and is often found alone or in many skin care products. It stimulates the metabolism of skin cells and encourages collagen production. Using a well-formulated and stable product with retinol will visibly reduce the appearance of sun damage, brown spots, lines, wrinkles, and large pores.

The only cons of using retinol are that one can experience dryness at first; however, this can be quickly addressed with the use of a great moisturizer or topical hyaluronic acid. Generally, it takes a month or two for people to get used to retinol without experiencing dryness.

If you would like to use a retinoid in the summertime, it’s imperative that you wear a high-SPF broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. Along with sunscreen, because your risk for burning is so high, I would avoid peak hours of sun and wear a broad-brim hat when outdoors.
When to apply your retinol: Sunday and Wednesday evenings.

Mix with your moisturizer. Effects of retinol (dryness, flakiness) are not noted until 72 hours after application. Once your skin is used to the product, bump it up to every other night until finally, you are using it every night without irritation.
Start using your retinol to enjoy a new healthy glow to your skin!!