Research clearly shows that retinol has numerous benefits for skin. To make sure you’re getting the best of what this superstar ingredient has to offer, here’s what you need to know…
When applying a retinol cream, remember that less is more, especially for the prescription strength formulas. Use only a pea sized amount for the whole face. Apply the product every other night to start, then slowly work your way up to every night, over the first few weeks. If your face gets red, itchy, peels or burns, skip a day or two. You can also apply a moisturizer first to keep the skin barrier well hydrated, reducing the risk of irritation. – Dr. Joshua Zeichner
– Dr. Joshua Zeichner
“Most retinol creams will contain some moisturizing ingredients like petrolatum or mineral oil. These can be occlusive and may clog pores, but if your skin is dry or sensitive, a cream might be the perfect choice. In contrast, most serums are water-based and tend to contain higher concentrations of the “active” ingredients. In addition, most serums tend to be light to the touch and rarely leave a residue, or sticky feeling. Serums are great for oily or acne-prone skin, or for those who prefer to apply a separate moisturizer in addition to their serum.”-Dr Debra Wattenberg
-Dr Debra Wattenberg
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