The Benefits of Retinol
Posted on 12 December, 2018
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What is retinol?
Considered the golden standard ingredient for anti-aging skin care, retinoids are highly recommended by dermatologists around the globe. Retinol is a form of Vitamin A that promotes skin renewal and enhances collagen production. In your early 30s, the skin cell turnover cycle can happen in as little as 28 days. However, by mid-30s moving into the later decades, this process slows to 50, 60 or 70 days. The quicker cell turnover is, the faster the skin can heal itself from blemishes and sun spots. The new skin cells also keep the skin from looking dull. Retinol effectively helps sleepy cell turnover from keeping your complexion fresh and youthful.
What are the benefits of retinol?
- Increases collagen and elastin production
- Restores volume to the skin
- Shrinks pores (and clears them!)
- Fades dark spots caused from sun damage or aging
- Reduces redness
- Improved radiance—reduces dullness
Are there any implications to using a retinol?
Those who currently use retinol regularly are likely to tell you two things:
- Their skin is much better for it.
- It took a bit to get used to.
One of the reasons retinol is so beneficial for the skin is because it is can be irritating. That being said, when initially implementing retinol to your skin care routine, you will notice dryness, flakiness, irritation, and possibly breakouts. After a few weeks, the benefits listed above will make you forget any initial speed bumps experienced with retinol.
It is so important to not give up on the product! We recommend speaking to our team of experts or your dermatologist about the correct retinol strength for your skin type and needs, as well as, the proper application schedule. Overapplication of retinol is never recommended, especially in the beginning.
Introducing the Optimal Retinol Activ Facial
We are very excited to introduce our newest facial at both Sugar & Spice and Bench & Balance Elite Spas. This December, save over 30 percent when you purchase the Optimal Retinol Activ facial. Enjoy this luxurious facial perfect for combating the environmental aggressors of winter for just $90 (regularly $130).
Although out Optimal Retinol Active Facial is a great way to boost your skin’s turnover, we highly recommend implementing regular use of retinoids if you don’t already do so. Talk to our team about the right products and usage for your skin’s needs by booking your facial today. Click here to book.