One of my favorite things…
Retinol, Retinol, I love you!
Retinol just seems to be my cure all to everything. It has made a huge difference in my acne and acne scarring and I swear it is the reason I don’t have crows feet! I use it only at night since I don’t like to mix my Vitamin C (am) with my retinols (pm). Start with a low percentage rate retinol serum like Sonya Dakar Retinol Renew or Roc Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Serum and work your way up to something a little stronger like Jan Marini Factor A cream or Factor A Mask. You will be amazed by the results. I layer mine with either Glycolic or Kojic Acid. Know that you may expierence some sensitivy (redness, flaky) for 3-5 days. Start with every third night and work up or down depending on your skins reaction and sensitivity then add the AHA layering after your skin becomes accustomed to the Retinol.
Results can be seen with improvements in your skin after just a few days. With continued use of retinol you will notice diminished fine lines and wrinkles, a smoother overall appearance of facial contours and evened out skin tone. I noticed my skin become healthier looking. Those with keratosis pilaris may also see improvements from retinol. Retinol is great to combine with your AHAs. Where AHA stimulate topical exfoliation, Retinol helps with renewal of new skin.
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Thank you to Sonya Dakar for the picture!