It’s no secret that vitamin A is great for the skin. However, too few people know think the only way to get vitamin A is to consume it in a supplement or pill form. The fact is, you can enjoy all the benefits that vitamin A provides by regularly using retinol face cream. Retinol is a form of vitamin E and is a common ingredient in a wide array of skin care products. Regular use of retinol cream can improve the overall health and appearance of your skin.
According to the Mayo Clinic, apply retinol topically can effectively treat acne and lead to clearer skin. Retinol exfoliates the skin and unplugs the follicles, while eliminating bacteria that is known to cause pimples.
Treats Discolorations of the Skin
Retinol have been shown to be extremely effective in evening skin tone and fading skin discolorations. Experts theorize that this may be due to retinol’s ability to exfoliate, which helps to remove the older, dark cells and give way to the lighter skin found underneath.
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Reduces the Appearance of Wrinkles
Retinol has antioxidant properties, which help repair damaged skin, smooth wrinkles and fine lines and rejuvenate skin. Because of this, retinol is a common ingredient in over-the-counter treatments for aging skin.
Shrinks the Pores
The size of your pores is typically determined by generis. However, retinol and other retinoids can help shrink the pores and improve their shape. Retinol also removes the debris that stretches the pores open, so without this debris, your pores appear smaller.
Less Side Effects
Tretinoin is a prescription treatment for skin that can cause various side effects, such as scaling and burning sensation of the skin. Retinol relieves a lot of the same skin problems that tretinoin does but doesn’t carry the same side effects as its prescribed counterpart.
No cream, whether it contains retinol or not, is a good substitute for medical attention. Furthermore, you should always consult with your doctor before beginning any alternative treatment. They will be able to determine if your preferred remedy will negatively interfere with any medications you are currently taking or disorders or diseases you are suffering with. Furthermore, if you have never used a product containing retinol before, apply a small amount of the cream or lotion to the back of your hand and wait 24 hours. If there is no adverse side effects, continue using as directed. Discontinue use, however, if the area becomes inflamed, irritated or a rash develops.