There are so many types of retinol products because of its ability to smooth away rough skin, decrease lines and wrinkles, and help improve skin tone and color.
Below is a comprehensive review of the top products.....
Retinol Based Creams
These products are generally used to moisturize, hydrate, and help improve problems like acne, sun spots, and wrinkles.
Retinols can help keep skin exfoliated and the pores open, and clear. An
added benefit – especially for older acne sufferers – is the anti
aging, collagen building effects from retinols.
These creams are usually thick and soothing and are best used at night for optimum results.
2.5% Retinol Cream - This is a great inexpensive retinol cream. Most people seem to tolerate this pretty well.
Green Cream Retinol - This line of retinol cream comes in 3 different strengths, level 3, level 6, and level 9. The last one is the strongest.
Level 9 retinol is best for acne treatments. It's the strongest retinol you can get without a prescription.
Anyone who suffers from acne knows that outbreaks are usually caused by a common bacteria in the pores.
When the pores get blocked
and clogged, a chemical is produced by the bacteria in attempt to unclog
the pore. As a result, the suffer is left with inflamed pimple.
Retinol Based Serums
Serums are concentrated and usually only applied once a day usually at night and results are often seen quickly.
In addition, they work great on problem areas like stubborn sun spots. Products like Zenmed Retinol Booster Serum is very potent, so start out with just a tiny bit until your skin becomes healthier and stronger.
Retinol Based Eye Creams
Even though many of the products above can be used on the eye area, if you are extra sensitive consider a product specifically developed for this area like a Retinol Firming Eye Cream.
This type of retinol eye cream can help reduce the signs of aging leaving the eye area younger looking and can be used on the neck, décolleté (upper chest), or body.
Even though most types of retinols are more gentle than retin-A or other acids, some people may still experience a little dryness or flaking skin. In this case, it is best to reduce the application to every other day/night.
Or consider switching to
Kinerase 0.1% Cream
This cream works as well as retinol, but is specially formulated for those who cannot tolerate any type of retinol product.
However, if it continues or you are experiencing any other problems, stop using the products and consult your dermatologist.
Regardless of what kind of retinol product or anti aging product you are using, it is important to use a sunscreen daily. Some people become more sensitive to the sun when using these products.
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