Retinol, also known as Vitamin A, is compound found in green and yellow vegetables, egg yolk, and fish-liver oil. If you’ve not used it or are not versed in the power that is retinol, fear not! We’ll fill you in so you can get started.
#1. DERMATOLOGISTS SWEAR BY IT
Retinol makes old skin cells behave like healthy younger cells. It also boosts collagen and elastin production, and reduces wrinkles, age spots and open pores!
#2. GO SLOW
Because it’s such a powerful ingredient, you should start by applying it every other day, before gradually applying it daily or twice daily. This allows your skin to adapt to it gradually.
#3. SHUN THE SUN
Retinol loses its stability under direct sunlight, so load up on SPF, wear a chic sunhat and avoid baking in the sun for too long after application.
#4. EXPECT SHORT-TERM SKIN REACTIONS
Don’t discontinue use if you experience a breakout. This powerful ingredient might push hidden acne to the surface and even cause skin to appear flushed. These are short-term inconveniences for vast long-term anti-ageing benefits, so hang in there!
#5. LOVE YOUR BLINKERS
You can even apply it to the delicate eye area. Just be sure to choose a gentle formula, like the Jet Cell Renewal.