WHAT IS RETINOL?
Retinol is one of the forms of vitamin A, which is one of the body's main nutrients responsible for cell renewal. This form is actively used in the production of cosmetics. Other derivatives of vitamin A are retinoids. For convenience, they are also called retinol.
- antioxidant effect - inhibits the development of free radicals;
- stimulates the production of collagen and elastin;
- brightens the skin, promotes even distribution of melanin;
- relieves erythema (intense reddening of the skin);
- reduces the intensity of inflammatory processes caused by overproduction of sebum;
- accelerates the process of creating new cells.
It is added to topical skin care products to promote skin renewal, brighten skin tone, reduce acne breakouts, and stimulate collagen production. It also acts as an antioxidant, helping to fight free radical damage that leads to the visible signs of aging. It is considered the gold standard of cosmetology, which deals with dead skin cells, clogged pores and dullness.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE SUNSCREEN?
Cosmetic products are intended for use exclusively in evening care, as these forms lose their activity in sunlight. Retinol increases the sensitivity of the skin to ultraviolet radiation, and sunlight reduces the effectiveness of the product. Therefore, sun protection should become a must-have in your beauty routine. It is also better not to use retinol in the summer and during vacations, when you spend a lot of time under direct sunlight.
WHICH AREAS SHOULD RETINOL BE APPLIED?
The product with retinol should be applied after cleansing, on dry skin. When it is absorbed, you should use a moisturizing or nourishing cream. Retinol should be applied pointwise to areas where there are wrinkles or to the entire face. It depends on what purpose it is used for. Some areas require special attention. Do not neglect the neck and décolletage. The skin in these areas is thinner, drier and has narrow pores - therefore it usually ages a little faster than the skin of the face.
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