Just like the beautiful flowers in our garden need vital nutrients to grow, so does our skin. Plenty of vitamins that we find in the food we eat can also be found in our skincare, but one is helping us slow the hands of time like no other.
Vitamin A and where in your skincare routine do you find it?
If you have used a retinol or retinoid product then you have treated your skin to Vitamin A. Retinoids are derived from vitamin A with retinol being the most concentrated from. Retinoic, another derivative of vitamin A, is roughly 20% weaker than retinol, for perspective.
It is safe to say that retinol has gained some much deserved recognition for its ability to:
- Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
- Increase collagen production
- Increase cell production
- Exfoliate dead and dull skin away
So how does one incorporate this miracle product into their skincare routine?!
First and foremost, being safe with your retinol use is crucial. Retinol is by no means a weak skincare product. In fact, due to advancements in extraction processes, the skincare community has shared that retinol has gotten stronger over the years. Luckily so has its benefits 😉
Steps you can take to utilize retinol’s amazing perks, SAFELY include:
Knowing that not all retinol products are created equally – Although retinol itself is a great ingredient to add to your skincare regime, you must be mindful about the products you use to deliver it to your skin. Some may contain very small amounts of the ingredient or mix it with ingredients that aren’t aligned with your skin goals. Sleekskin® Retinol Radiance is a phenomenal product to consider if you’re looking to introduce retinol to your skincare routine without all the added junk. in addition to the retinol, it includes effective ingredients such as:
which help to enhance penetration and act as anti-irritants all while calming and soothing the skin.
Being mindful of the products you are using in combination with your retinol – Be careful using acid-based skincare products like Vitamin C in unison with your retinol products. For some skin types this can cause irritation if not immediately, later on down the road.
Protecting your skin – Retinol can all increase your skin’s photosensitivity so being thorough with your sunscreen application is imperative.
If you would like help navigating your skincare journey head to www.sleekskinaz.com! There, you’ll find quality products and have the opportunity to book a customized facials with one of Scottsdale’s best named facials!