How do I use retinol

How to properly use retinol

Retinol has been considered the gold standard of anti-aging skin care ingredients for many years. Most dermatologists, cosmetologists and beauty experts will agree. And why? It has the benefit of reducing the appearance of wrinkles and stimulating collagen production. At the same time, it helps accelerate cell turnover, reduce discoloration and acne, and smooth fine lines.

Retinol can bring a number of impressive benefits to your skincare routine. Whether you're new to retinol or have used it before, learning how to use retinol properly is easier than you think.

What Are the Benefits of Retinol?

Retinol is best known for its ability to fight all aspects of visible aging and acne at once. Various retinoids can be used, including adapalene, retinyl palmitate, retinoic acid, and others. It is a common fat-soluble vitamin A derivative found naturally in sweet potatoes, eggs, carrots, and other foods.

For skin care, retinol is found in a variety of over-the-counter products, some of which you can find in our store. While prescription retinoids exist, you'll find a range of anti-aging benefits in our collection of retinol-based skincare serums and creams.

Some of the biggest and most important benefits of using retinol include:

  • Reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation
  • Reduction of age spots and sun spots
  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reducing the occurrence of acne breakouts
  • Dramatically improves the appearance of collagen-poor skin
  • Improving the balance of your complexion and skin tone

When should I start using retinol?

As an anti-aging product, retinol can be incorporated into your skincare routine at any age. However, it appears to have the greatest preventative benefits for people in their 20s. At this age, collagen production and the skin's ability to regenerate decrease by 1% per year.

How often should I use retinol?

Retinol can be used daily. However, many experts recommend using it every two to three days initially. When you start using retinol, it's important to take it slow as retinol can be quite intense and your skin can be very drying. This is especially true for dry, sensitive skin or those prone to acne breakouts.

Once your skin gets used to the retinol, you can use it more frequently. Everyone should apply a rich, heavy-duty moisturizing cream after using retinol, but depending on how dry your skin is, you can also apply a moisturizing serum before using retinol to help get you started. If your skin is dry or irritated, you should take a day or two off.

When can I expect results?

Patience is the key. Although this ingredient is touted as a powerhouse, it can take up to 12 weeks before you see positive results. It takes your skin a few weeks to get used to the ingredient and to respond to it at the cellular level.

You may start seeing results as early as two months, but the best and most positive results will come in the third month. Take the time to find a retinol product that works for you, such as B. the AGELESS Total Overnight Retinol Masque or the Total Retinol-A Cream, and stick with it over the long term for the best results.

How to properly use retinol

Retinol can be very effective at reducing the appearance of blemishes, minor blemishes, and fine lines on your skin. Proper use, however, can directly impact the results of a retinoid routine. Retinol is an intense active ingredient and can severely dry out your skin.

Many dermatologists recommend starting slowly with a lower concentration of retinol so your skin has time to slowly adjust to the highly concentrated active ingredients without becoming overly dry, red or irritated.

Step 1: Make sure your face is washed thoroughly. Apply an eye cream to the delicate skin around your eyes.
Step 2: Make sure your skin is thoroughly dry. Moist skin can prevent the retinol from properly penetrating your skin.
Step 3: Place a very small, pea-sized amount of retinol on your finger and apply first to your chin and then to your cheeks.
Step 4: Place another pea-sized amount on your finger and apply to your forehead, slowly rubbing into skin.
Step 5: Allow the retinol to soak into your skin for 20-30 minutes before applying your favorite moisturizer and broad spectrum sunscreen.

Is Retinol Safe?

When used correctly and dosed slowly, retinol products like our AGELESS Total Retinol-a-Crème are a safe and highly effective addition to your skincare routine that can improve the results of your anti-aging and blemish treatment.

Do's and don'ts when using retinol

  • Use hyaluronic acid after the retinol to counteract the drying effect.
  • Wait 30 minutes after using retinol before using other products.
  • Start slowly with retinol products like our AGELESS Total Repair Crème if you are new to them.
  • Do not use retinol at the same time as other powerful ingredients such as vitamin C or benzoyl peroxide.
  • Don't apply retinol in large amounts, a pea-sized dab will do.
  • Don't forget to apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen during the day.
  • Don't be impatient when it comes to seeing retinol results.

There you have it - all the information you need to know about using retinol properly. are you excited Your skin is too and ready to get glowing and plump!

1 comment

Ich hätte gerne ein Rabatt oder ein Coupon auf dieses Produkt als kennenlernen


Olga Fröhlich April 06, 2023

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