Get The Low Down On SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3
SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 Uses and Treatment Guidelines – Simply put, retinol is another name for vitamin A. It is an extremely effective cell-communicating ingredient that has the ability to connect to almost any skin cell receptor site and tell it to behave like a healthy, younger skin cell. That in itself has tremendous impact for improving skin, but it gets better…
Retinol also functions an antioxidant that can interrupt the free-radical damage process that causes wrinkling and other signs of aging. Moreover, it has been shown to increase collagen production, help fade discolorations from sun damage, and there is emerging research pointing to its potential for building elastin.
For the sceptics out there, we know all of that may sound too good to be true, but that’s why it’s so exciting that there is an overwhelming amount of research to back up retinol’s anti-aging prowess!
Dr Alek Nikolic Recommends Retinol 0.3 For:
- Pigmentation, dark marks, and age spots
- Rough or Textured Skin
- Enlarged or Increased Number of Pores
- Acne, pimples and blemishes
- Wrinkles and fine lines
What You Need to Know Before Buying and Using Retinol
Only buy a retinol treatment if it is packaged in an opaque container that minimizes air exposure (no jars!) because all forms of vitamin A break down and deteriorate when repeatedly exposed to air and light.
If you are just starting to use a retinol treatment, start slowly. Instead of daily application, apply your SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 product once a week for 4 weeks. This lets your skin gradually acclimate to twice weekly and eventually three times weekly applications
Make sure the rest of your skincare routine is soothing and irritant-free. Use a gentle cleanser, and well-formulated moisturizers/serums to help your skin better tolerate retinol treatments.
If persistent irritation occurs, stop using your retinol treatment.
Dr Alek’s Retinol Tip: “Only apply the SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.3 at night as this limits sun sensitivity and prolongs the effect on your skin. Also consider Exuviance Super Retinol Concentrate and Dermaceutic’s Active Retinol 0.5% & 1.0% respectively.”