Retinol- The Ideal Anti-aging Ingredient

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Skincare is an essential part of our lives. Following a proper skincare routine will make your skin healthier, and it will also look visually attractive. Everyone has faces skin problems depending on their skin type, lifestyle, skin’s biological condition and exposure to certain climates. As we age, the skin also ages, the natural glow and youthful texture starts to disappear. The primary reason behind this is the loss of collagen and cells that protect our skin. Most women (sometimes males as well) in their mid-30s complain about signs of ageing being visible in their face. Previously (during our grandparents’ era), when the environment was much healthier and with minimal artificial products, signs of ageing would appear much after 40 years or above. However, in today’s era, many young skinned individuals complain of signs of ageing such as wrinkles and fine lines. 

Everyone with these skin problems looks for products or home remedies which is effective and easy to use. Retinol is a secret ingredient that has recently gained popularity amongst skincare lovers. Retinol is known as the derivative of vitamin ideal to treat skin problems like acne, wrinkles, fine lines etc.; it is a type of retinoid. Retinol products have gained popularity because they reached deep inside the skin layer, into the dermis to minimise skin problems. It works in a deeper layer to boost collagen and elastin production, making wrinkles, fine lines disappear and making the skin look youthful.

Benefits of Retinol:

  • Minimises pores
  • Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of ageing
  • Enhances the production of collagen and elastin
  • Treats acne
  • Minimises uneven skin texture
  • Works as an exfoliator for the skin, making the skin complexion brighter

What are the side effects of Retinol?

Retinol may not suit every skin type causing irritation to some people. Using Retinol may dry out the skin or cause redness, flakiness in some cases. It is advised to use a retinol-based product under an expert’s advice to avoid any skin irritation. Usually, it easily suits aged skin and works effectively on skin, which has slowed collagen production. The reason behind it is that it does not overpower any existing cells to produce new cells. The dermatologist would suggest the usage of retinol products. If anyone chooses to purchase the product themselves, it is a recommendation that you do not overuse it; meaning not using more than once daily.

Retinol based products are primarily available in the form of serum. Most products are incorporated with other ingredients such as vitamin E or hyaluronic acid to avoid any side effect. The results are also visible on the skin within a few weeks of usage. The price range of the products in India start around approximately 500 rupees and above. Some of the available brands in India with retinol-based products are DermaCo, Minimalist, Dr Seths etc.

If any side effect such as irritation on the skin occurs, please visit a dermatologist for treatment. Retinol based products have received a good response from their users, and they highly recommend it.