Retinol for Skin Care

Aug 2, 2017 | Acne, Retinol, Skin Care

You may have heard that retinol is one of the most important aspects of a beauty or skin care routine, or you may have noticed it in the ingredient list of one of your favorite anti-aging products. Even though we’ve all heard of retinol, retinoid, and maybe even retinyl, what are they, and what do they do for our skin?

The Benefits of Retinol

Retinol is just the technical term for vitamin A and is a type of retinoid, which is the compound related to vitamin A.
Increases cell turnover—Retinol, otherwise known as vitamin A, helps to stimulate collagen and elastin production, making your skin look and feel younger and radiant! This amazing vitamin will also help your skin to stay hydrated, but don’t forget to moisturize and drink plenty of water!
Treats everything from acne to wrinkles—Did you know that retinol can benefit any aspect of your skin care routine? You may notice that stubborn acne will start to clear up, or you may notice that a few lines and wrinkles have disappeared. Either way, your skin will thank you for using retinol!skinmedica-retinol
Suits all skin types—There are many different kinds of retinols for each skin type. If your skin is more sensitive, you should try to use a milder variation; if your skin isn’t very sensitive, then you can use a more powerful retinol. Using the wrong kind of retinol can cause your skin to become irritated.
Try our Retinol Complex by SkinMedica to make your skin more youthful and vibrant! To learn more about how vitamin A can make a difference in your skin care routine, or to schedule a free consultation with one of our anti-aging experts at North Scottsdale Laser & Skin Care Clinic, call (480) 513-2888, or book your appointment online.