If there’s one thing you should be including in your skincare routine (after a good moisturizer and SPF) it’s retinol. The vitamin A derivative has the ability to help with pigmentation, fine lines, and acne. Retinol is popping up everywhere, but these are three things you may not know.
Retinol can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. So if you’re using including the product in your regime, make sure you’re also using a good SPF to prevent burning. A sunburnt face isn’t the best look.
Keep Out of the Light
The sun renders retinol inactive, but that’s not the only source of light to be wary of. Even the light in your home can reduce the effects of retinol. Two hours-worth of exposure is too much, so put on the product just before bed.
Be Gentle, Be Kind
Retinol is a very active ingredient, so it’s important to go slow. You may find that your skin is more sensitive or prone to breakouts when you first begin using the vitamin A derivative, but don’t worry; it’s quite normal. Be gentle with your skin during this time.