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What is Retinol? Why do you need it?

Retinol is the skin’s number one wrinkle-diminishing cream. Retinol is a form of retinoid, a derivative of vitamin A. It’s commonly used to give your skin a healthy boost by minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, smoothing texture, and diminishing hyperpigmentation and dark spots.

As we age, skin cells stop maturing and tend to pile up. Retinol trains cells to renew themselves regularly. Oru retinol works to make skin layers thinner and flatter, giving your skin a healthy, younger glow.  Retinoids also help with acne. They work to unclog blocked pores and prevent further build-up, retinoids open the way for acne-fighting ingredients, helping eliminate the roots of the breakout.

The key to long-term retinol use is to start slow. Retinol can be used sparingly, only one to two time per week to start. Gradually increase usage to daily. Start with applying one to two pea-sized amounts before bed, being careful to avoid the corners or your eyes, nose, and mouth, as well as the upper eyelids.

When applied properly and regularly, retinol will leave you looking radiant. There is a retinol at Skin Secrets Medical Spa for everyone.  Ask Dr. McLaren or one of our trained and talented aestheticians which retinol is right for you!