Many products claim to “turn back the clock” on skin aging. Retinol, a dietary vitamin A form that is actually the entire vitamin A molecule, is a substance that smoothens wrinkles and has a deeper effect. Dermatologists recommend this vitamin because it helps to eliminate dead cells and promote healthy cell growth. Retinol is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients.
What is the working principle of retinol-based creams?
The retinoids category also includes substances derived from vitamin A. Retinol can be a powerful ingredient so make sure you use the correct concentration for your skin. Retinol-based products can be difficult to use. You need to consider the time you apply it and how long it takes for the results to show. You will see a difference in your skin’s appearance once you find the right balance. However, retinol creams are best used after you reach 30.
Retinol-based creams: When and how to use them?
Retinol can be photosensitive so it should not be used at night. Retinol-based creams applied to your skin should not be worn out in the sun as they can cause adverse reactions. This will depend on your skin type and whether the product can be bought without or with a prescription. The skin may change between one and eight weeks. However, the product should be used with moderation.
Be aware of irritation
The skin can become dry and irritated by retinoids. Skin can turn red, dry, crusty, and have an unattractive appearance. You should only use small amounts of vitamin A each time you apply it to the skin until the cells adapt to the new amount. To remove any dead skin, wash your face several times per week with a gentle exfoliator.
Creams can also applied around the eyes
Retinol-based creams are also safe to use around the eyes. This is because expression wrinkles often appear in this area. These creams have shown excellent results. If the cream does get into the eyes, it will not cause any problems. It will sting slightly, but it will go away if you wash it off. The skin around your eyes won’t turn redder than the rest of your body.
Retinoids reduce the appearance of wrinkles and maintain skin elasticity. They also slow down collagen loss (maintain skin firmness), and reduce brown spots after sun exposure. Retinoid creams were first developed in the 1970s to combat acne. They have been used to treat psoriasis and warts since then.