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!