We’ve been taught the importance of using antioxidants to keep our skin looking youthful and healthy and the first ones that may come to mind are ones like Vitamin C to brighten and Vitamin E to help neutralize free radicals and aid in skin repair.
But there’s one that you may be forgetting…
If you haven’t yet heard of retinol or aren’t currently using it in your current skincare ritual then you are seriously missing out!
This powerhouse ingredient will completely transform your skin regime and we can’t wait to tell you all about it in this article, so keep reading to learn more…
What is retinol?
“Retinol” sounds a little strange, but it is actually a Vitamin A compound and one of the most potent antioxidants around.
In fact, every woman needs it in their anti-aging ritual.
If retinol is a new one for you then you should know it’s actually been around for a while, with the first product being approved roughly 4 decades ago.
Over the years the formulations have only gotten better and the retinol that we offer at Esela is quite advanced.
How can retinol help my skin?
Retinol does so many fantastic things for your complexion!
Retinol helps to boost collagen production by stimulating cell turnover for plumper, more youthful looking skin.
Retinol will help with hyperpigmentation by fading dark spots and it will also help to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles.
Because retinol helps with cell turnover you will also notice a more vibrant, radiant and glass-like complexion with regular use, as you get rid of old, dead skin cells and make way for your fresh, glowing skin just waiting to be revealed underneath.
How to use retinol safely and for best results
Retinol is quite potent so you will need to start out slow, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Soon enough, it will be better tolerated by your skin and you will be able to use it more frequently.
Apply a layer of retinol in the evening, after cleansing and toning and before applying your moisturizer. If you have never used retinol before, begin twice a week, 2-3 days apart, increasing frequency slowly until daily use is tolerated.
Because your skin will be more sensitive to sunlight during the day, it’s essential that you wear a generous layer of a high SPF over your moisturizer to protect your skin against UV rays.
We hope this article has helped you to understand more about retinol and how it works. It really is a game changer and once you start using it, we just know it will become a lifelong staple beauty product for you.
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Caution - Do not use if you are pregnant, lactating or planning to become pregnant. Mild redness, peeling and irritation are expected when using this product. Use a sunscreen and limit sun exposure while using this product and for a week following discontinuation.