As you age your skin also begins to show signs of aging. It loses its typical ability to regenerate new cells. With slowed cell growth your skin can show fine lines, wrinkles and a dull look. There are many types of anti-aging treatments that can help your skin regain its youthful appearance. One of the most widely used anti-aging skin care therapies is retinol.
Retinol, a form of vitamin A, prevents dead skin cells from building up in your pores and follicles, helps your cells to regenerate, and stimulates new collagen formation. This gives your skin that more youthful appearance. Side-effects of retinol are minor. They may include sun-sensitivity, redness, dryness, irritation, skin peeling.
Collagen, a protein, is a primary component of your skin. Anti-aging lotions containing retinol helps your collagen to regenerate, which will enhance your skins appearance. Medical News Today describes, “Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and is the substance that holds the whole body together. It is found in the bones, muscles, skin and tendons, where it forms a scaffold to provide strength and structure.”
The word collagen is derived from the Greek word “Koll” meaning glue. Skin care therapies with Retinol have been extensively researched. Used as a skin care treatment, retinol is one of the most scientifically studied products. Due to this, Retinol is looked at as one of the safest and most effective treatments for several skin care problems. It’s one of the most sought after treatments for its anti-aging skin properties.
The original formulas containing retinol, called tretinoin, were known to be extremely irritating to the skin. Today’s retinol formulas are viewed as safe and effective for extended use, including use on sensitive skin. Retinol products can be applied for the effective treatment of many skin conditions such as fine lines, sun damage, wrinkles, dullness, uneven pigmentation, melisma, and roughness. Retinol is also found as a viable treatment for acne.
Retinol products can be obtained either by a prescription or over-the-counter (OTC). OTC retinol lotions tend to be weaker than prescription strengths versions. To ensure you are purchasing a quality brand of an OTC retinol product make sure vitamin A is listed as one of the first five ingredients, and that the packaging is in an air-tight, opaque container. Examine the expiration date to make sure you are purchasing a newer product. Prescription strength forms of Retinol include Tretinoin -name brands Atralin, Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, and Renova; Tazarotene –name brand Tazorac; and Adapalene-name brand Differin.
Retinol can be used both day and night. In conjunction with your nighttime use, apply with an anti-oxidant. With your daytime application, make sure you use a sunscreen to increase your skins’ defenses against sun damage. The highest quality retinol products can be obtained at most cosmetic and skin care specialists offices, including Orlando Skin Solutions, the premier in skin care service providers. Orlando Skin Solutions advocates for the use of Avene’s Retinol System for your anti-aging skin care treatment. This includes the Retrinal 0.1, Retrinal Eyes, and Retrinal HAF Firming Gel.
- Orlando Skin Solutions. “Anti-aging Skin Care: Why Do I Need Retinol?”
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- Medical News Today. “What is Collagen? What Does Collagen Do?”
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