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Step by Step Guide to Applying Retinol

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Retinol-based skincare has gained a lot in popularity over the past few years. It offers many skin-enhancing benefits, including the ability to improve the complexion and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Retinol, a retinoid, is made from Vitamin A. It stimulates collagen production and accelerates the rate at which your skin cells regenerate. You can learn more about retinol in our guide: “what is Retinol?” Here we’ll discuss how to properly apply retinol-based skin care products to get the best results.

How often should you apply retinol?

Retinol can be very drying and potent. It is best to test your skin first. Start with a lower concentration of retinol (0.25% or 0.3%) if you are new to the use of it. After your skin is used to retinol-based products, you can increase their potency. After you have developed tolerance to retinol use your retinol based skincare every other evening. Reduce the amount of retinol you use if your skin is dry or irritated.

How much time it takes for results?

To see visible results, such as smoother skin texture or softening fine lines and wrinkles, it is important to use your retinol products regularly.

Can Retinol be used for all skin types?

Retinol can be used for most skin types. However, it is best to be cautious and careful if your skin is sensitive. If you have eczema or rosacea, we recommend consulting a dermatologist to apply retinol to the affected areas.

Step-by-step guide to applying retinol

We recommend that you use retinol products in your evening skin care routine. However, it is important to remember to apply sunscreen every morning after using retinol because it can cause your skin to become more sensitive to the sun.

Step 1: Cleanse your skin & Apply eye cream

Use your favorite cleanser to wash your face. After you have thoroughly cleansed your skin, pat it dry and apply an eye cream. It’ll help to protect delicate skin around the eye area by applying an eye cream. Make sure your skin is completely dry before you proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Apply your chosen retinol cream

Gently apply a small amount to your skin.

Step 3: Finish your retinol regimen with a moisturizer

After you’ve applied your retinol, you can finish your retinol regime with a moisturizer.

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