Retinol Serum: How it Can Benefit Skin of Any Age

Retinol Serum: How it Can Benefit Skin of Any Age

It’s no secret.  We girls want to put our best face forward, no matter what our age.  But, it’s not easy to find beauty products that work the way they promise.  Walking down the aisle between rows of hundreds of lotions, serums, and creams can be overwhelming and intimidating. So many products, so many claims of magical results.  How do we know which one really works?  Well, when it comes to the best anti-aging serums with retinol, most dermatologists agree they are the best products for getting the results you want.  

What is Retinol and How Does it Help Your Skin?

Retinol is the scientific name for Vitamin A. It is found in yellow and green vegetables, fish-liver oil, and egg yolk.  Retinol is renowned for promoting skin renewal by enhancing collagen production.  It can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and can also reverse some of the effects of sun damage.  

If your skin is showing some wrinkles, fine lines, loss of firmness, uneven tone and texture, and visible pores, you need to incorporate Retinol cream or serum into your daily beauty routine.  You’ve been hearing about Retinol for years, and some of the reviews said it could make your skin raw, flaky, and red.  But, that only happens because people are buying inferior quality products.  The best anti-aging retinol products are actually good for your skin because they contain hyaluronic acid.  It’s not as scary as it sounds.  Hyaluronic acid is a humectant which means it is a moisture-binding ingredient that will keep your skin plump and hydrated.  That translates to “younger looking!”

What is the Best Age to Begin Using Retinol?

The benefits of Retinol are more noticeable on women over the age of 30 who have developed fine lines or wrinkles.  But, younger girls may use the products a as preventative because it enhances collagen production.  This can help prevent the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.  When younger girls use these products, they don’t see any immediate effects because their skin is still young and healthy looking.  There’s not much to fix.  

How You Should Use Retinol for the Best Results

Most Retinol products are in serum form.  It’s best to use these at night because sunlight can diminish their strength.  Apply the serum after thoroughly cleansing your face.  You can also use a little moisturizer over it if you think you need extra hydration.  Although there are no specific ingredients you should avoid, it’s best to use only one product that contains Vitamin A.  You don’t want to chance getting too much and have a slight skin reaction.

Is There Anything Else You Need to Know Before Using Retinol?

Retinol has been researched continuously for the past 40 years, and the results have been amazing.  But, just to be on the safe side, there are a few precautions you should be aware of before using these products.  

  • Even the best retinol serum products will deteriorate when exposed to light or air.  Make sure you buy products that are in airtight, opaque containers.
  • When you first begin using Retinol, start slowly.  Mix it with a moisturizer or cream to see how your skin reacts.  Also, you can vary the frequency of use.
  • After applying Retinol around your eye area, be sure to follow up with an eye cream or gel.
  • It’s always a good idea to use an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily to get the most effective results from your Retinol product.  The sun is not your skin’s best friend.
  • Make sure your Retinol product also contains a moisturizer or other ingredients.  Your skin needs more than just Retinol.

Now that you know the basics about Retinol and its incredible benefits, you’re ready to start looking healthier and younger!

If you have any other questions or concerns about Retinol products, please contact us today.

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