RETINOL – VITAMIN A
Retinol (Vitamin A) is one of the most effective anti-aging ingredients for softening the appearance of wrinkles and improving uneven skin tone including sun damage, dull skin, loss of firmness, wrinkles, and enlarged pores – backed by decades of research.
#VitaminA usually known for targeting blackheads, whiteheads, acne, blemish, and anti-aging. It is also known as a #retinoid and as #retinol.
Vitamin A – #retinol has many skin-enhancing properties including #collagen production, #wrinkle reduction as well as reducing #skinpigmentation.
How does it exactly work!?
Vitamin A increases the turnover of your skin. Instead of every 30 days, it turns over the skin in 13- 24 days.
– Fewer wrinkles
– Less pigmentation
– Stimulates collagen
– Increased skin thickness
Increased blood vessels, producing that “retinol glow” (nice pink healthy skin)
Directions of Vitamin A:
Should be avoided when #pregnant due
May also cause irritation in some individuals
Start with low concentration retinol and gradually increase
– Start slowly, 3 nights a week, increasing as tolerated
– If you develop irritation use a moisturizer 30 minutes before, if needed, 30 minutes after application
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