Retinol, also known as Vitamin A, is a skin care superhero.
Retinol has been studied for decades and experts agree that it receives an A+ for its anti-aging benefits.
So why is it misunderstood?
Often retinol is used incorrectly causing some unfavourable results.
If you are curious about this powerful skin saviour read on.
Vitamin A is essential for eye health and organ function by supporting cell growth and cellular communication.
When used topically, retinol acts as a personal trainer for the skin.
It has the ability to whip a skin cell back into a younger healthy cell.
This, in turn, stimulates collagen, improving the tone and texture of the skin.
The sun, pollution, and smoking are all factors that contribute to free radical damage.
Retinol helps to stop this damage in its tracks by acting as an antioxidant.
It is also extremely effective at treating acne, by exfoliating the skin to prevent dead skin from clogging pores.
Enlarged pores resulting from breakouts will also shrink back to their normal healthy size.
If you are going to begin using a retinol, start slowly.
Begin with twice a week and increase the amount once your skin adjusts to the new ingredient, and slowly build to using it as a nightly treatment.
Use sparingly, all you need is a pea sized amount for the entire face.
Most importantly don’t forget to protect yourself by wearing an SPF daily when using any type of exfoliating treatment. This includes the winter months!
Begin reaping the skin care rewards with this amazing ingredient.
- Lucere Skin Team