Today’s post is about retinol creams and serums what it’s done for my skin and why you should be using retinol as a part of your skincare routine.
Dermatologists consider retinol to be the gold standard in skincare and I can see why! Retinol has changed my skin dramatically. I have never seen results like this from any other beauty product.
Retinol clears acne by unclogging pores, clearing skin and preventing further breakouts. A great bonus is it also increases the effects of other creams and serums your using.
But the best thing about retinol is that it fights signs of aging and can help even out skin tone, it does this by stimulating skin cell turnover and production of collagen.
They say it takes a few weeks before you see any results but honestly I saw results a lot quicker then that! Within the first few days I noticed the texture of my skin appeared a lot smoother and my pores had cleared up.
Retinol removes and exfoliates dead skin cells removing the stem cell layer of the skin to produce newer more healthy skin.
Pigmentation was the main thing making me look and feel older so I couldn’t believe my eyes when after just a few weeks my pigmentation had almost completely disappeared! 😮
Retinol is collagen and elastin boosting and can thicken the skin over time if used correctly so one very important step while using a retinol is to protect your skin barrier.
Because retinol is such a strong ingredient you need to ease into using it to avoid irritation and give your skin time to adjust and most importantly to protect your skin barrier!
I apply my moisturiser first and after an hour I apply my retinol.
I avoid using it around my eyes and only use at night, also I wear sunscreen everyday.
I have written a post on how to protect your skin barrier, check it out here https://angielee.com.au/2021/05/26/how-i-protect-my-skin-barrier/
I notice improvements in my skin everyday. I still get the occasional pimple but they don’t last as long as they used to, they basically clear up overnight!
Now I am confident enough not to wear makeup everyday but when I do apply makeup it just looks fabulous
After months of using retinol I have noticed fine lines and acne scars are diminishing, pore size has decreased and they appear as clean as a whistle and my skin is literally glowing!!
To finish this post I have added some great retinol based beauty products that you can incorporate into your skincare routine.
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