Fine Lines And Wrinkle Prescription Treatment
Retinoids are a form of vitamin A. They are believed to be the superheroes of anti-aging as they do much more merely fighting wrinkles. Retinoids increase the rate of skin cell turnover, reduce oil production, and assist the skin in exfoliation.
American Integrative Pharmacy (AIP), led by the committed Dr. Neema Yazdanpanah, provides prudent and proven compounding treatments to patients in Long Beach, Torrance, Los Angeles, South Bay Orange County, Southern California areas, and nationwide.
Benefits of Retinol Serum
Retinol serum can help mitigate dark spots, shrink pimples, and smooth out wrinkles while preventing new lines from forming on the skin. However, before consulting a doctor for a prescription retinoid cream or buying a retinol serum from the local beauty store, there are some best-practices that you should be aware of.
A few ways to use retinol serum to derive the most benefit out of every drop are as follows:
Retinol is more than a mere spot treatment.
Retinol is not like acne spot treatment which you can apply only to problem areas. These creams and serums work effectively if used on the entire face. So you can definitely apply it on a dark spot or a pimple that you want to address, but use it over the whole face as well to prevent future signs of aging.
A little goes a long way, so be conservative.
Your skin routine should include a conservative retinoid treatment. Experts state that you only require a pea-sized amount for application on the whole face. Rub the retinoid between the fingertips and apply evenly from the forehead to the chin.
It is best to take small steps to reach a full-strength product.
Most people make the mistake of being too aggressive when using retinol. They may use a concentration that is too high, use it too frequently, or use too much. You should begin with a lower concentration application every other night and increase gradually. OTC retinol is available in various strengths between 0.1 to 1.0 %.
The highest concentrations may be more suitable for men as they have oilier skin and can tolerate stronger concentrations better. For skin that is sensitive and prone to rosacea or eczema outbreaks, begin with a lower OTC retinol concentration product and build up rather than obtaining prescription strength retinoid from the dermatologist.
Do not bother applying it in the morning.
A majority of retinoid forms are photolabile. This means that they disintegrate on sun exposure. You could, of course, wear sunscreen over it. But that may limit the fantastic retinoid effects. It is best to apply the product at night time to enjoy the full benefits of the product.
Ensure, to begin with, dry skin
Some experts will ask you to apply moisturizing products on skin that is damp to enable better absorption of the actives. However, this tip does not hold true for retinol application, especially in the case of sensitive skin. Retinol is a potent compound. Water will deliver it deeper into the skin. This may lead to dry and irritated skin.
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