Should I Include Retinol in My Skincare Routine?

Retinol has long been considered the gold standard in advanced skincare. The retinoids derived from Vitamin A are powerful tools in the battle against aging. Retinoids work by increasing collagen production and increasing the rate of skin cell regeneration. Therefore, retinol is ideal for improving your skin's overall texture, minimizing fine lines and wrinkles, evening out skin tone and decreasing pore size. But is retinol for everyone?

Who Can Use Retinol?

Retinol is beneficial for most skin types, but those with easily irritated or sensitive skin should limit their use, if using it at all. It is always recommended to begin with the lowest strength retinol product (usually 0.5%) and build up slowly to discover what your skin can tolerate. Some irritation is to be expected, but excessive irritation is a sign to back off.

Be careful with certain professional skincare treatments when using retinol products. For example, you should avoid chemical peels and laser skin treatments when including retinol products regularly in your skincare routine. Those with rosacea and contact allergies should generally avoid using any form of retinol. Of course, you should consult with your skincare specialist for their recommendation.

Retinol Products from ParsaMD

ParsaMD offers high-quality retinoid products in our online store, the same great products available to our clients in Beverly Hills. These include:
Retinol products are typically used at night over a clean face to allow for skin rejuvenation while sleeping. We recommend limiting your initial use to twice a week, gradually increasing frequency to every other night, and then advancing to the best tolerated schedule. You may increase the amount used or change products for a stronger formula, but always begin small. Some redness, peeling and irritation is to be expected when using this product, as this is part of the skin rejuvenation process.

Visit our online store for more retinol products or other quality skincare products to combat the signs of aging and look your best.

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