Retinol can be an efficient and successful treatment for acne. It also increases skin hydration and lessens the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Additionally, it helps to exfoliate, smooth, and clarify pores.
There is no reason you shouldn’t use Retinol as long as you don’t have allergies or particularly sensitive skin. But is it necessary?
Who can use Retinol?
Most skin types can benefit from Retinol, but individuals with fair or sensitive skin should use caution because it may be harder for them to get used to the potent substance.
However, those who have skin over-exfoliated by treatments at home or in a clinic or skin that has sun damage are recommended against it. Pregnant women should not use retinol; it should be mentioned.
How do I use Retinol?
Retinol use typically begins in adults in their mid-to-late twenties. Collagen levels start to decline once we reach our thirties gradually, so including this in your skincare routine now will do wonders for your skin.
Retinol would work better if you started with a lower concentration and then gradually raised it as your skin became more tolerant. This also holds for how frequently you should use it each week; for instance, you should begin using it once or twice a week and increase that frequency until you can bear using it every other day. Once you get to this point, you can utilise it permanently or whenever you need to improve the texture of your skin. Retinol shouldn’t be used before or after extensive sun exposure because it can make your skin more pigmented.
Can I purchase Retinol from your site?
Indeed, you can. However, we advise that you speak with Dr Nicole or our aesthetician, Jelena, first.
You can purchase 5% here: https://shop.lumiereclinic.co.uk/shop/obagi-retinol-0-5/
To schedule a consultation with me to go over your skin care regime, please contact my team. We can arrange a consultation to ensure that you select the best products for your needs and get the excellent results you’re searching for.