If you are a skincare aficionado, you must have probably already heard of Retinol and its legacy. But do you really know what it is? It’s considered to be the gold standard in skincare. So read on to find out more about this magical ingredient.
What is RETINOL?
Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A, which offers many skin benefits. When applied topically, specialized enzymes in the skin convert it into retinoic acid. The retinoic acid binds to the retinoic acid receptors, resulting in increased skin turnover, more collagen, less acne, and less melanin production.
Retinol comes in a variety of strengths. However, we recommend starting on 0.3-0.5% and using it twice or thrice a week. You can use it four times a week if your skin is not irritated. Make sure you use the retinol products during the night only, as it makes your skin more sensitive to the sun.
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Benefits of Retinol
Here are the top five reasons why Retinol is a must-have ingredient in your skincare regime.
1. No more acne
Retinol unclogs pores and clears skin to prevent acne breakouts. It reduces sebum production and helps fight off nasty zits on your skin. In addition, it helps reduce the appearance of acne scars.
2. Fights signs of aging
Retinol is the holy grail anti-aging ingredient, which can single-handedly transform your skin for the better. It helps diminish and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, and other signs of aging, including dullness and dark spots.
3. Helps even skin tone
This magical ingredient offers you a flawless complexion, making way for new, brighter, and even-toned skin. It refines your skin texture and tone while brightening your skin and fading dark spots & blemishes.
4. Stimulates collagen production
One of the fantastic benefits of Retinol is that it amps up skin cell turnover, restoring skin elasticity and making it more youthful.
5. Reduces hyperpigmentation
Retinol keeps your skin cells active, keeping hyperpigmentation at bay. In addition, as mentioned above, it brightens your skin and helps fade blemishes, encouraging an even complexion.
The connection to Indian skin
Indian skin tends to produce more sebum and produces melanin unevenly. Retinol helps reduce sebum production while increasing the production of new cells, improving acne, and promoting an even skin tone.
Since Retinol reduces sebum production, it may make the skin dry. Therefore, the retinol products you use must be supplemented with ingredients like hyaluronic acid that hydrates your skin, keeping it plump.
Right age to use retinol
The right age to introduce Retinol to your skincare routine is your mid-twenties. We suggest using the retinol products for not more than three months in continuity. After three months, give your skin a break for the next three months!)
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Now that you are caught up with the benefits of Retinol, are you ready to amp up your skincare game?