Revamp Your Night Time Skincare Routine with Retinol

Are you using retinol or retinoic acid in your night time skin care rou­tine? Once you start, you will nev­er go with­out them! 

Retinoic acid and retinol are deriv­a­tives of vit­a­min A and should only be used at night as they are less effec­tive when exposed to sun­light. Both prod­ucts help increase cell turn over so skin sheds faster, and increas­es col­la­gen pro­duc­tion to help min­i­mize fine lines and wrin­kles. With pro­long use, your skin looks smoth­er and even in tone!

The dif­fer­ence between retinoic acid and retinol is their strength. Retinoic acid is a pre­scrip­tion and much stronger than retinol. When you first start using retinol, it’s a good idea to start with a low­er per­cent­age, to help your skin accli­mate to the prod­uct. It’s com­mon for your skin to be more sen­si­tive, dry, and irri­tat­ed for the first few weeks of using the prod­uct. It’s a good idea to use a hydrat­ing mois­tur­iz­er to help keep your skin from flak­ing & irri­ta­tion. Retinol can be used around your eyes, just make sure you use a small amount & put your eye cream on top of it. 

To find out which retinol or retinoic acid is best for you, stop by Belleza and have one of our licensed estheti­cians assist you!

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