How to Reduce your Skins Natural Rejuvenation Time by 1/3

The secret to anti-aging was discovered more than 80 years ago. Practically every dermatologist recommends it, and you probably already have it in your medicine cabinet.

Retinol.  Sound familiar? New ingredients that promise anti-aging benefits are a daily occurence, but retinol is still the best ammunition against wrinkles.
Retinol increases cell production in the top layer of skin, so it helps to pep up the skin.  While it naturally takes 30 days for skin cells to shed, with retinol that time is cut to 20 days – meaning the top layer of your skin is literally younger.  Cells look smoother and skin looks younger. Retinol has a positive effect on collagen production and, as a result, skin looks plumper.  Retinol also helps to reduce pigmentation, an effect of sun damage.

Retinol reduces the time it takes for skin cells to shed from 30 days to 20 days resulting in fresher, younger-looking skin.

Retinol doesn’t just help fight wrinkles.  It is also very effective in the treatment of acne.  Many dermatologists and eastheticians recommend products that combine Retinol with anti-acne ingredients like salicylic acid.  The salicylic acid penetrates the follicle and works with Retinol to encourage the shedding of dead skin cells from within the follicle to keep the pores clean, preventing pore blockages and breakouts on the skin.

You should not mix two products containing these ingredients without consulting a professional as there are varying forms and strengths on the market.  We would recommend a visit to your dermatologist or easthtician to discuss which products would work best for your skin type.

When using Retinol, it is natural to experience dry or slightly irritated skin at first.  This is a natural side-effect as Retinol starts to work.  ‘Medik8 Retinol 3 TR’ benefits from the patentated ‘time realse’ technology which harnesses the power of encapsulation to release retinol to the skin gradually over time, rather than in one burst.  This means the skin receives the same amount of benefits but over the course of hours, not minutes, limiting the amount of irritation that all potent Retinol formulas tend to cause.

Building up a tolerance to Retinol may take several weeks depending on your skin type but smoother, younger-looking skin awaits you on the other side.

Have you used Retinol products?  Leave us a comment and share your experience.

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