If you are even the slightest bit interested in skin care, you’ve definitely seen products made of, or containing, out there. While it seems very widespread, retinol is not a one-size-fits-all solution. That leaves a lot of us wondering: is retinol right for me?
First off, what is retinol? It’s a derivative of vitamin A that promotes skin cell renewal and can be used to brighten skin tone, reduce acne, and increase collagen production. So, for the right person, it can be a one-stop shop for skin treatment. It also helps smooth fine lines and pesky wrinkles, depending on their severity.
Before diving head first into a pool of retinol, here are some pointers you should keep in mind:
-You should start it in your late twenties, early thirties and older
-Introduce it very gradually into your skin care routine because it can be intense
-Only apply it at night
-Use SPF during the day, as using retinol will make your skin sensitive to the sunlight
-You can also use retinol for your neck and chest area
-Be sure to monitor reactions that you may have to the retinol, especially after the first use (reactions include dryness, slight burning, redness, general irritation)
-Be ready for a purging period: your skin may experience acne breakouts as it purges bacteria and dirt for a varied amount of time from days and up to 6 weeks
Use It Right
Retinol can be fairly pricey depending on the brand, the product and your budget. When it comes to using every last drop of your precious product, you’ll want to turn to those trusty Intrinsics Silken Wipes! Whether you prefer the lil’ 2x2” cuties or the grand 4x4 beauties, you can be sure you’re getting the most out of your retinol product with every use. Intrinsics Silken Wipes are specially designed to absorb just the right amount of liquid, gel or cream to keep your face (and wallet) happy. Less is more here, we swear!