Should I be using retinol?

AB554140-865B-4061-BFD1-1B457BA75313We tend to hear a mixed review on whether using retinol on your skin is a good or a bad thing. This is due to the rumours we hear. However, even dermatologist have outlined that there is great benefit in using retinol. This is where retinol can be used to treat variety of skin complaints, helping the skin look vibrate by helping the skin to exfoliate to reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

What is retinol?

Retinol is an ingredient that is often used in many skincare products. It is an ingredient that becomes an active form of vitamin A when it is applied to the skin. It has been shown that this ingredient helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. While, improving the tone and texture of the skin. This is by retinol increasing the cell turnover which then also stimulates collagen.

What does retinol do?

  • Helps to prevent acne. This is by helping to keep your pores clear from dead skin build up and bacteria.
  • Stimulates cell turnover. This helps to get rid of dead skin cells, revealing a more youthful, smoother looking skin.
  • Stimulates collagen which helps to keep the skin firm and prevents loose skin from developing.
  • Reduces hyperpigmentation, which is a result of cell renewal that helps to light any pigmentation on the skin.

What is the best time I should use retinol?

You can start using retinol at any age. But if you start earlier on, it can only help your skin look younger and vibrant. However, if you go through red, inflamed and dry skin, then it is best to speak to your skincare specialist to see if retinol is suitable for you.

At Saints European we customize skincare products to meet the needs of your skin. This ensures that you always get the best result, giving you radiant looking skin.

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