BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO USE RETINOL
- September 07, 2020 at 10:10am
- by Dr. Vishwas Patel
- WHAT IS RETINOL?
Retinol is a type of retinoid derived from vitamin A which is necessary for cell mitosis (division), meaning it helps cell move along new cell growth.
- HOW DOES RETINOL WORK?
Retinol has the capability to increase epidermal thickness, the outer most layer of your skin. It targets stress induced oxidative damage which causes wrinkles and sagging skin, reversing to help you maintain a youthful glowing skin look.
- WHO SHOULD USE RETINOL?
At a very low dose anyone except very sensitive skin can benefit from retinol. however, increased concentration can cause irritation and dryness on sensitive skin. Take opinion of your dermatologist if you have sensitive skin and want to increase the concentration.
- WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF RETINOL?
A few common side effects include dryness, irritation, erythema (redness), which should decrease as your skin starts to get used to the retinol. Starting with lowest concentration is a tip. you can use moisturizer to curb dryness.
- WHEN SHOULD I START USING RETINOL?
You can start using retinol if you notice acne, fine lines or wrinkles.
For any other questions visit your dermatologist