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Retinol: How It Works For Your Skin



Retinol: How It Works For Your Skin

Retinol creams and serums have been praised as a miracle worker for skin suffering from blemishes, acne, and fine lines when applied consistently. Retinol is a synthetic derivative of vitamin A commonly used in topical skin care products that reduce fine lines, target stretch marks and fade dark spots from sun damage.  Although all Retinols work the same, the product works on every skin differently. Here are some tips to help you get the fastest results for your skin.


If you have oily skin, you are probably accustomed to large pores and frequent breakouts. Retinols, are one treatment that is perfect for oily skin as it acts like a skin tightener. Anything that builds collagen and firms up skin, like retinol, will help keep pores tighter so that they create and emit less oil. The less oil the skin creates the easier it is to maintain breakouts. Less oil also provides a healthy canvas for makeup application, and as well as shrinks pores, overall reducing acne.


Patients who have moderate to severe acne are often recommended to use Chemical peels along with a retinol treatment. Chemical peels improve the appearance of acne scars by using a chemical solution to remove the outer layer of old skin. The new skin that replaces it is usually smoother and less scarred in appearance. When combined with a retinol treatment, pores remained shrinked, and prevent bacteria from entering and causing pimples and acne. Using a retinol treatment every night and under makeup keeps the effect of your chemical peel lasting longer, giving you better results and brightened skin. A nightly routine of usage can also decrease the appearance of acne scars.

Note: Chemical Peels come in many prescriptive strengths, and when used incorrectly can cause severe irritation. If interested in a Chemical peel to try with your retinol treatment book a Free Consultation online today.


Dry skin is often from lack of the skin producing oils, leaving the surface dehydrated and allows the skin to peel more easily after sun exposure. Retinols can be an extra layer of moisture for skin, providing needed oils and vitamins that gently provide a layer of moisture on the skin without creating an oily or saturated texture. When using retinols during the day, be sure to add a foundation with SPF, or another product that protects the skin from the sun for added moisture and protection.


For those with sensitive skin, finding a product that is not irritanting can be frustrating. Sensitive skin can be caused by dehydration and harsh chemicals found in products that damage the first layer of skin. When skin is damaged by chemicals, it creates a patchy texture and it can cause acne outbreaks. For using Retinols as a treatment, it is extremely important to be selecting the correct one. Retinols are all similar with the way they treat skin, but like chemical peels, they come in certain strengths. For sensitive skin picking the right concentration in your Retinol is vital, it is recommended to start with a concentration of .25, and then speak to your skin care professional to see if the concentration can be increased or what other products can be paired with your current Retiod serum or cream.

Have Questions on how Retinols are working on your skin? Contact us to schedule a free consultation at 407-881-3603 or go online to book your appointment today.




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