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Retinol: The Jack-of-all-trades

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Alicia_Lucia
I remember reading somewhere a year or two ago that if your 20’s are about making sure you wear sunscreen, then your 30s should be incorporating Retinol. And to be fair, I was very skeptical that it was so “amazing” in helping anti-aging. But here I am writing this to admit I am a full advocate for Retinol. Let’s dive into why! WHAT IS RETINOL? Retinol - a Vitamin A derivative- is a power antioxidant. We consume Vitamin A daily in our food (think animal protein, eg. Salmon; as well as dark leafy greens and other vegetables). But does this translate to noticeable skin care benefits? In short, not really. At least not as noticeably as when it is applied directly to your skin. You can find retinoids both over-the-counter (OTC) and with prescription. The main difference between them is the concentration and type of retinoids- prescriptions tend to be much stronger. OTC retinoids come in 3 main forms; Retinyl palmitate, Retinaldehyde, and Retinol. Also the OTC retinoids are less likely to irritate your skin. WHY IS RETINOL SO GREAT? The reason it’s so great once you hit your 30s is because of its ability to help regenerate your skin’s foundation. Retinoids (the broader family that Retinol pertains to) work to increase both collagen and the rate at which cells turnover. Collagen helps keep skin plump, so you target fine lines and wrinkles and well as larger pores (all signs of aging). Meanwhile, cell turnover helps clear away dead skin cells exposing fresh cells. This helps with skin imperfections like hyperpigmentation, dark spots and even acne! WHO SHOULD USE IT?
Originally, it was derived to treat acne. It’s ability to turn over cells, combined with its inhibition of sebum production it makes it an awesome addition to those who suffer from acne.
Anyone who has signs of sun damage (🙋🏻‍♀️this girl), it helps fade the dark spots and even our skin tone.
Maybe skip this if you have really sensitive skin. Retinol can be harsh on skin and cause irritation. WHEN/HOW TO USE IT? For a long time I thought you could only use retinol at night because it would degrade under the sun. But recently I read an article that said it’s integrity is kept in tact under high grade SPF. But in my particular case, I still only use it at night. My routine (works well for me):
After I cleanse, exfoliate, and tone, I will take 2 pumps of PAULA'S CHOICE - Resist Intensive Wrinkle-Repair Retinol Serum
and warm in my hands.
I apply all over my face and down my neck, being gently around the eye area. Then I wait for it to absorb (takes about 3-5 minutes).
Sometimes I will finish my routine there, and others I will then apply a sleeping mask.
RESULTS: I have one particularly awful dark spot that’s been lingering for about 6 months, and I only saw major improvements once I began using this serum. Disclaimer: Retinol can cause irritation if you use too much of it (either in frequency or concentration). ✌🏼💕
Jun. 9, 2020
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LadyDiDid you find this serum oily? Did you only use it at night?
Aug. 5, 2020·1 like
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Alicia_LuciaI do only use it at night, I tend to only involve retinol products in my night routine. However, that’s not to say you can’t use it in the daytime (with high SPF sunscreen). As for this product itself, it applies a little oily but quickly absorbs and leaves your skin conditioned but not greasy. Which honestly, was shocking since oils don’t tend to do that for me. Hope that helps💕
Aug. 7, 2020·2 likes
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