Common Side Effects, and How To Enhance your Retinol Experience.
FIRST AND FOREMOST: WHAT IS RETINOL?
Retinol, also known as a Derivative of Vitamin A, is a potent anti-oxidant and one of the most supreme anti-aging ingredients utilized in skin care. Retinol is very efficient at amplifying #collagen production, addressing pigmentation, #clearing acne, and minimizing #dark spots.
Regardless of all its wonderful benefits for the skin, Retinol should be used cautiously… because of its common side effects. The good news are: in this article, Najat Hafdi, Founder and Skin Care Expert at Zahara Day Spa and Zahara Skin Care underlines for us 5 simple and easy ways to prevent Retinol Burn and common side effects.
1: CLEANSE YOUR SKIN CORRECTLY:
“Always use a gentle cleanser and lukewarm water to cleanse your skin before applying your skin care products, including retinol.” Suggests Skin Care Expert Najat Hafdi.
Washing your skin thoroughly is crucial for removing dirt, dead skin cells, makeup, and all impurities that might clog your pores and cause general dullness. Additionally, it will help prepare the skin for retinol / skin care regimen, as well as support the skin overnight regeneration and renewal process.
2: INTRODUCE YOUR RETINOL GRADUALLY:
The mixture of Fig & Chamomile, Lavender Flower Extract, and Calendula make our Zahara Retinol smell deliciously joyful and summery… It also feels LITERALLY like butter on the skin!! So it is easy to GET tempted to indulge in a generous amount… BUT that’s something we warn our clients of! When it comes to introducing Retinol, LESS IS ALWAYS MORE! To prevent or reduce reactions, you’ll want to introduce this ingredient very slowly and in small quantities. Najat, emphasizes that a general starting point is 2-3 times a week and only once a day. And someone with sensitive skin may start off using Retinol just once a week.
You are the judge. If you are noticing positive results with no or minimal side effects, then increase the dosage amount and frequency of application. You can adjust the pace and amount as you see fit.
The goal of this process is to get the skin to tolerate retinol. (Yes, it is pretty amazing that the skin has the ability to build up the tolerance and respond to different potent ingredients
Consider holding off any #exfoliating treatments until you know your skin has become fully adjusted to the retinol.
3- DO NOT FORGET YOUR BESTIE, THE SUNSCREEN!
It is usually best to add Retinol to your nighttime skin care routine to prevent sun burn. However, regardless of if apply retinol in the morning or at night, the ingredient can cause inflammation. That inflammation, can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight, so applying (and reapplying every 2 hours) your SPF is crucial.
4: WATCH OUT FOR THE EYES AREA.
The #eyelid skin is much thinner and more sensitive than other parts of the face and body. It is important to use only a small amount of product and avoid applying it too close to the eyes.
5: MATCH YOUR RETINOL WITH AN IDEAL #SKIN CARE REGIMEN.
Consider adding #serum, and a moisturizer to your skin care regimen to replenish the necessary level of hydration back into the skin. This will help to relieve the problem of dryness and skin flaking. You can also apply a soothing mask every week to revive your skin.
THE BOTTOM LINE?
Whether you have #acne or #pigmentation concerns, #retinol can work wonders. It will take its sweet time but definitely you will
Build up slowly with our efficient Zahara Retinol (Juvatinol) and camomile.
Pigmalight Clarify Moisturizer
Juvatinol (Fig & Chamomile Illuminating Cream )