Retinol is better known as vitamin A and has long since been a vital part of keeping skin healthy. However now that increasing numbers of skincare products boast about having retinol, how does one choose the best option for your skin.
Where do you get retinol?
Retinol can be found in many over the counter skincare products along with prescription only serums. Pure retinol is more effective than retinol derivatives, however, require a prescription from a doctor. Product that contain retinol, also known as retinoids, contain many active ingredients and while they can help you achieve your desired results can also increase risk of skin irritation.
Why is retinol good for our skin?
Vitamin A, retinol, helps in activating your skins regeneration. The vitamin A promotes healthy layers of skin named the dermis and epidermis. It helps promote a natural immune system, hydration, and health. This allows individuals suffering from an uneven skin tone, acne, and wrinkles to benefit from the vitamin boost.
Our skin normally sheds & regenerates every 28-30 days cycle. It takes 14-21 days for retinoid to increase the skin's cell turnover.
Benefits of Retinol for the skin:
Should I get a retinol prescription?
If you wish to harness the powers of vitamin a in your skin, it is not necessary to get a prescription. It is advisable to check with a licensed dermatologist, or to get a skin consultation to have the best idea on how to address your target concerns.
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