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Should you include Retinol in your daily skincare routine?

As skin experts, we speak out.



Including retinol in your daily skincare routine can indeed be a valuable addition, as highlighted by skin experts.
Here are some perspectives and insights from skincare professionals on the subject.

Let’s understand this active ingredient,its origin, and its role in skincare.

Retinol, a derivative of vitamin A, plays a pivotal role in stimulating collagen synthesis through its interaction with retinoic acid receptors in the skin. This process contributes to improved skin elasticity and a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin experts often advocate the incorporation of retinol because of its ability to accelerate the skin's natural cell renewal process. This process not only gets rid of old, damaged cells, but also reveals a fresher, more radiant complexion. Retinol is also an effective treatment for acne-prone skin. Its regulation of sebum production can contribute to clearer, healthier-looking skin.

Skin experts recognize its multifaceted benefits for skin health and aesthetics such as: 

  • Diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Restoration of natural skin radiance
  • Noticeably smoother skin texture

However, they emphasize the significance of informed and personalized usage, with guidance from dermatological professionals.

How can you incorporate retinol into your skincare routine?

Before incorporating a Retinol – based product into your skincare routine, we recommend a patch test. Apply a small amount to a discreet area of your skin and monitor for any adverse reactions. If, after a couple of days, you experience minimal redness or itching, you can confidently introduce retinol into your nightly skincare regimen.

When using retinol, adhere to the guidelines provided on the product packaging or follow your healthcare provider's recommendations. Here's a step-by-step approach for optimal application : 

  1. Gentle cleansing:
  2. Every day, your skin barrier is confronted with different disturbances such as pollution or other environmental factors that result from our daily lives. Cleansing the skin is probably the most important step in a skin care routine. Cleansing your face morning and night with the right solution paves the way for maintaining a healthy skin balance. Cleanse your skin using a mild cleanser, gently patting it dry.

    Avoid aggressive scrubbing, especially when incorporating retinol into your routine.

  3. Thin, even application:
  4. Apply our Activ Retinol 0.5 or 1 (depending on the sensitivity of your skin) in a thin layer across your entire face, taking care to avoid the mouth, nose, and eyes. The recommended dosage is approximately the size of a pea. During the initial weeks, initiate treatment every other day to allow your skin to acclimate.

    Precautionary measures:

    Be cautious not to allow retinol to come into contact with your mucous membranes, as it may cause irritation. Precise application helps maximize benefits while minimizing potential discomfort. 

  5. Moisturize thoughtfully:
  6. Conclude your skincare routine by using a facial moisturizer. This step is crucial for maintaining skin hydration and balance.

  7. Protect your skin daily:

Protect your skin daily with SPF 50, as retinol is photosensitive. This is why it is best applied in the evening, before going to bed.

By incorporating retinol systematically and following these guidelines,
you can optimize its benefits while minimizing the risk of irritation or adverse reactions.

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