Why Should You Use Retinol?
Retinol is an important anti-aging ingredient that should be incorporated into your skincare routine as a preventative measure to fight the signs of aging.
What are the Benefits of Retinol?
Using a retinol may not reverse age a la Benjamin Button, but it will smooth out fine lines and wrinkles while preventing new ones from forming. You should see an improvement in fine lines and wrinkles within 8 to 12 weeks of using a retinol.
If you have acne, it reduces the occurrence of blemishes. It unclogs pores and treats current breakouts while preventing others from forming.
What is Retinol?
Retinol is basically pure Vitamin A in topical form.
How does Retinol Work?
Retinol works by increasing the rate of cell turnover, leading to fresh skin cells and dewy skin. It also increases collagen production, creating a plumper, more youthful appearance.
Are there any Complications?
There are a few pitfalls to avoid when trying a new retinol product. The most important is irritation. You don’t want to use retinol during the day because sun exposure irritates the skin. Retinol increases sun sensitivity as well, so use a strong sunscreen and as always, avoid carcinogenic tanning beds.
Does AlluraDerm carry Retinol Products?
Yes. One of our favorite retinol products is the SkinMedica® Tri-Retinol Complex, an excellent retinol that should only be used at night. This is great for most skin types because it contains a patented “extended release” retinol delivery system that is much gentler to the skin than most retinols.
Contact AlluraDerm for Professional Skincare
Beginning to use a retinol product can be tricky. Make your retinol use a success by contacting AlluraDerm MD Med Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico at 505-821-9630 and asking for a free skincare consultation. Our skincare specialists are here to understand your goals and suggest a personalized skincare routine.