Everything you need to know about retinol (Vitamin A)

Everything you need to know about retinol (Vitamin A)

January 30, 2020 0 By William Morgan


So what is vitamin A and how does it
work to prevent signs of aging? So vitamin A is just an umbrella term for a
family of skincare ingredients known as retinoids. These include retinol,
retinaldehyde, retinoic acid and retinyl retinoate. When vitamin A is
introduced to the skin it’s converted into its active form, which is retinoic
acid, once it’s in its active form of retinoic acid this is when cellular
rejuvenation happens and also collagen and elastin production. This action
actually helps improve fine lines and wrinkles a reduction in age spots and
also helps with blemishes. Do I have to use high-strength vitamin A in order to see results? You definitely don’t have to use a high strength vitamin A, in fact it has been proven that as little as 0.01% of retinol can actually have really good
effects on the skin. Can I use vitamin A if I have sensitive skin ? You can definitely use vitamin A if you have sensitive skin you just need to make
sure that you are climbing the retinol ladder. So you need to be using it twice
a week for the first two weeks and then the second two weeks you need to be using it every other evening and then you can go into using it every night. But once you see the results then you can start stepping up to Retinol 6TR or Retinol 10TR once you are sure that your skin is coping well with it At what age should I start
vitamin A ? So you can start using vitamin A from the age of about 20 starting with a lower concentration and then as the results start to stall from
this then you can step up the ladder to Retinol 6TR and Retinol 10TR So how should I use vitamin A in my skincare routine ? So you should always
make sure you’re applying for vitamin A in the evening so when your face is
clean and dry and then in the morning you must make sure you’re using your
vitamin C and your broad-spectrum sun protection