Retinol: The Complete Guide for Your Skin
Our beauty experts answer all your questions about RETINOL and recommend some of the best retinol products you can buy in Egypt on ZYNAH.me.
What is retinol?
A form of vitamin A, to be specific A1, that focuses on reducing fine lines, wrinkles and your skin's dark spots. It usually comes in the form of a serum or cream.
What are the benefits of retinol for my skin?
- Retinol reduces wrinkles and fine lines.
- It helps you get rid of dark skin spots.
- It prevents breakage of collagen and increases skin elasticity.
- Retinol brights dull skin and helps you get smoother skin
- It regulates oily skin, reduces acne and clears out pores.
How does retinol work?
Retinol speeds up the turnover rate of your skin cells, which clears up the way for new skin cells to grow. It also prevents the breakage of the skin collagen, which reduces the wrinkles and fine lines.
How and when can I incorporate retinol into my skincare routine?
Start with a low concentration retinol product and only use it twice per week at the beginning to see how your skin would respond to it. If all goes well, and there aren't any irritations caused by retinol, or your skin starts getting used to it, you could increase usage to a day or two more. It's recommended to use retinol at night. Retinol is usually used once skin signs of aging start appearing, such as fine lines, wrinkles or dark spots, but you can also start using it in your mid to late twenties.
When is it best to use retinol?
It's recommended to use retinol at night as with sun exposure your skin can be extra sensitive. If you happen to use it in the morning, it's absolutely a must to pair it with sunscreen that has high SPF, we're talking 50+.
Can I use retinol during pregnancy?
We recommend checking with your doctor if you're pregnant before using retinol.
Anything I should keep in mind while using retinol?
When exfoliating, make sure to give your skin some time off from retinol, to avoid irritating your skin. When you start using retinol, make sure to incorporate it one by one into your skincare routine, start off with twice a week and preferably at night. If you go for retinol in the morning ALWAYS use SPF. And lastly, using retinol on your skin might make it feel drier, so a good moisturizer is a must to keep your skin healthy and glowing.