Posted: Feb 20 2018
If there's one piece of skincare advice we can give you to fight aging, it's to start now. In the skincare world, retinol is a word often used and recommended by dermatologists all over the world. So if you're looking to boost your anti-aging skincare routine, we're here to explain why it's such an amazing ingredient.
What is retinol?
Derived from vitamin A, retinol is one of the most potent ingredients in combating signs of acne and aging. It increases cell turnover, so you can get fresher younger looking skin.
What does retinol do?
Retinol sends signals to your skin to rejuvenate faster so your skin produces more collagen, which helps to plump up fine lines in wrinkles. It also can reverse sun damage, dark spots, and help with acne.
When should I start using it?
Using retinol is preventative and restorative. This powerful ingredient can be used by anyone in their 20s to 60s+.
At what time of day should you use it?
We suggest using retinol at night while your skin is in its repair mode. Retinol can make your skin sensitive to the sun, which can cause redness.
How should you use it?
Start off slow and test how your skin reacts to it first. Start using it once a week and then build up using it from there.
At Sulis & Thermae, we carry many products that contain retinol. Depending on your needs, there are serums, peels, moisturizers, etc for you to choose from!