Retinol and Skin
In the recent years there has been a lot of talk about retinol and its therapeutic and anti-aging action, its advantages, but also about the risks of using it in excessive quantities. Let's try answering the major questions about retinol.
The precious retinol
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, which consists of a number of nutrients with beneficial properties for the human body. It is found in foods such as beef, chicken liver, cheese, whole milk and various fruits and vegetables, such as sweet pumpkin, sweet potato and carrot.
Scientific research has shown that retinol has the ability to activate cell metabolism and promote collagen production. At the same time, it can protect the skin, as it neutralizes the free radicals produced by the natural metabolism. Therefore, it is a complete and effective healing and anti-aging material, and for this reason most of the face creams now contain it as an essential ingredient.
The use of creams with retinol as the main ingredient helps to smooth the appearance of the skin and to treat many skin problems, such as: acne, large pores and dark spots, as it helps to open blocked pores, discolorations and pigmented lesions.
In addition, retinol helps to smooth fine and deeper wrinkles on the face, neck, décolleté and hands, while promising to maintain firmness and youthful skin.
Tips for its use
The use of retinol is recommended for people over 20 years old and seems to have spectacular results. However, as our ancient ancestors rightly emphasized, "excellent in every way". As retinol is a very sensitive ingredient, its use should be done carefully and always according to the dermatologist's instructions.
Although recent research shows that retinol does not cause an allergic reaction, photosensitivity or phototoxicity, overuse can cause severe dryness and irritation of the skin, while very sensitive skin may not be able to react.
In any case, however, and for best results, it is recommended to use retinol-based creams at night, as sun exposure after application seems to reduce its action.
So the next time you visit your dermatologist, ask him about the multiple benefits of this natural ingredient of retinol, and he can explain in detail and suggest appropriate products that contain it and suit your skin needs.
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