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Keep your skin-ageing blues at bay with Retinol

News Agencies | Updated on: 4 July 2017, 10:25 IST

Do you feel like entering into an end of glory phase with preceding thirties? Are you too tired of spending all your income on products like "Anti-wrinkle expert", "Rapid wrinkle repair" etc.

The ultimate solution is here- Retinol.

Retinol is a vitamin, found in food and is rich in vitamin A. It was first made in 1947 and is a part of World Health Organization's list of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. Retinoic acid is stronger than retinol and is only available through prescription, while retinol is a substance that is more common.

According to The Independent, "When retinol comes into contact with the skin, the product works hard to increase cell turnover, stimulate collagen and elastin production leaving the person with hydrated skin that is smoother and more even-toned".

The report further says, "if you're struggling with acne or seeking more aggressive measures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, then it's worth consulting a dermatologist about getting a prescription. Otherwise, products that you can find in the beauty aisle which contain retinol will suffice."

Though, there are products available for all skin types, but if you are exposed to chronic skin conditions like psoriasis or rosacea, then even a product like retinol could lead to skin inflammation issues.

New users of retinol must be aware that retinol makes the skin smoother, increasing the risk of sunburns. Hence, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater is a must while using retinol as a daily use product.

Do you run short of time, while managing your fast life? Worry not! Retinol can also be applied as a night cream, creating overnight wonders. Therefore, an easily available product like retinol is necessary for all you growing women.


First published: 4 July 2017, 10:25 IST