is one of the most successful anti-wrinkle products. It is a synthetic form of vitamin A that accelerates cell division and turnover, thereby reducing wrinkles, brightening skin tone, tightening pores and reducing.
Retinol has the ability to stimulate collagen synthesis, which accelerates cell turnover and restores the freshness and youthfulness of the skin by slowing down aging. According to Dr. Mona Gohara, a dermatologist, quoted by he althdigest.com, by the early 30s, cells are renewed every 28 days, creating a fresh top layer that makes the skin smooth and fresh. After the age of thirty, cell regeneration slows down, and with each subsequent decade, the skin's ability to renew itself and synthesize enough collagen decreases.
According to another dermatologist, Christopher Panzica, quoted by he althline, topical application of retinol can help restore cells and function, contributing to younger-looking skin. Retinol can also help improve skin texture, brightness, and smooth fine lines while reducing sebum secretion, clogging pores, which relieves acne.
How should retinol be used?
According to He althline, retinol is safe for use by anyone who knows how to use it on their skin. However, it is important in any case to consult a dermatologist to advise you on how exactly to apply it in order to make the most of its beneficial properties without risking your skin.
If not applied correctly, retinol can cause redness, dryness, flaking, irritations, in large doses even burn-like rashes
It is recommended to start with a very small dose - the size of a pea, to apply in the evening several times a week, but not every day. Low dosage does not mean minimal or no effect, on the contrary. It prepares the skin, with a gradual increase in the dose, the desired effect is observed after at least 6 months, as the skin needs time to regenerate.
Dr. Gohara advises using the mildest retinol (about 0.2%) at the beginning of antiaging therapy, gradually increasing the dose after a full year of use. Research shows that regardless of the dose you choose, your skin will reap the benefits of retinol over time. It takes some time for the results to start becoming visible.
Before using retinol in anti-wrinkle and acne skin care, be sure to consult a dermatologist to determine what product and dosage to use.