Tips for Using Retinol
Our new Luxe Retinol advanced skin care formula is here! In conjunction with daily facial exercises and a good skincare regimen, it can be one of the most powerful weapons in your anti-aging arsenal. Retinol slows down aging by stimulating the production of collagen while boosting the turnover of epidermal cells to brighten your complexion and help prevent and exfoliate clogged pores. In turn, this helps prevent acne and even out hyperpigmentation. Research has shown that retinol may even help reverse the formation of pre-cancerous cells in the dermis.
While it’s easy to understand the benefits of using retinol, many clients are concerned with using it the correct way. Read on for some excellent tips for maximizing it effectiveness.
Build Up Use Slowly
While our Luxe Retinol formula is very gentle, there are ways to avoid irritation and ensure effectiveness. If you are new to the product, build up its use slowly. If your skin is ultra-sensitive, you may want to use it every other night to start so that your skin develops a toleration. Once your skin adjusts, make sure to use it on a nightly basis.
Use Complementary Skin Care Products
Wash your face with a gentle cleanser—my Creamy Milk Cleanser is ideal for dry and normal skin, while my Pore Refinement Cleaner is perfect for oilier skin types. Your skin must be completely dry before applying retinol, so I recommend that my clients wait 20 to 30 minutes before application. All retinoids should only be used before bedtime, as they are inactivated when exposed to the light.
Keep in mind that retinol can increase sensitivity to the sun, so it’s imperative to apply sunscreen after your regular skincare regimen. This is a must whether you are using retinoids or not!
With daily use of our new Luxe Retinol formula, you will see fast results and will absolutely love the way your skin looks and feels!