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  • The Power of Retinol

    retinolAcne? Keratosis Pilaris? Wrinkles? Lines? Acne scars? Uneven skin tone? Then it might be time for you to talk to your dermatologist about using Retinol. Retinol is used to treat numerous skin conditions and even out the color of your skin. These products can be found online at SkinDirect or prescribed by your doctor.  The latter is usually a higher percentage of retinol, which is why it needs a prescription.

    Retinol is used to treat many things, as mentioned above. It increases the cell turnover rate which is why dermatologists recommend it for the treatment of several different skin conditions and signs of aging. Common skin conditions, such as Keratosis Pilaris, can also be treated with the use of Retinol. It is usually comes in 2%, 5%, and 10%, depending on the severity of what you are trying to treat.

    Retinol products work great with hyperpigmentation and sun spots because of the increased cellular turnover rate it causes. By helping stimulate new cell growth, old cells will diminish and a new layer of skin can appear. It also increases the production of collagen which works great in filling in lines and wrinkles. Continuous use will reveal newer, softer skin without certain problems you had before.

    It is usually best and safest to start with the lowest percentage of retinol if your skin is not accustomed to it. After using the entire product of low strength retinol, you can then proceed to increase the percentage if your skin handled it fine with no negative reactions. Your dermatologist will recommend the best percentage for your specific skin and instruct you on how to use retinol skin care products.

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