Good facial care consists of more than just applying a cream every morning. For radiant skin, it is important to cleanse, nourish and protect your skin. Het Cosmetic House offers an extensive range.
A serum with Retinol to rejuvenate the skin
Retinol is a form of vitamin A widely used to treat and improve the skin. This antioxidant is known for promoting the production of new skin cells and thereby rejecting old skin cells. Retinol has a strong effect, penetrates deep into the skin, stimulates the production of elastin and collagen, and can even reduce deep wrinkles. The perfect remedy for a rejuvenation cure, at least you might think.
However, never start using a serum with retinol, but first, research what your skin needs. The strong effect of a serum with retinol can cause your skin to become more sensitive to external factors such as sunlight. Therefore, it is preferable to use a serum with retinol for the night and use a good additional day cream in combination with sun protection during the day.
Retinol as an aid in the treatment of acne
Vitamin A is widely used in the treatment of facial skin with acne in the form of Tretinoin. These products, which contain a high percentage of vitamin A acid, should only be prescribed by a doctor or dermatologist. Important to mention because the effect of retinol on the skin has been proven to be effective. If you have a mild form of acne or suffer from acne residues such as small scars and skin discolorations, a serum with retinol can make the skin more smooth. After all, retinol counteracts the pores' clogging and thoroughly tackles existing sun damage in the form of pigment spots on the skin.
However, do not just start smearing, but keep in mind that your skin can react sensitively at the beginning of the treatment. If your skin becomes a little red after the first treatment, or if you see some flakes, skip a day. In addition to a serum with retinol, use products that support the skin problem's approach well. Would you like to use a serum with retinol, but you have reactive skin, take a look at hannah Asolution Serum. The active ingredient Granactive Retinoid reduces the risk of skin irritation, while Ronacare AP actively protects the skin against UV radiation.
Retinol in combination with other antioxidants
Retinol in combination with vitamin C is particularly effective in combating skin aging. Deep wrinkles are visibly reduced, while collagen production improves the skin's structure and elasticity. Yet, few brands combine retinol in serum with other antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E. The ratio between the different substances and the packaging method is exact. Much more often, the different serums are used separately, such as with RevitalTrax® Serum Trio.
A popular product where it has been possible to combine retinol is Nora Bode Absolute Effects Energy Reload. In this serum, you will find retinol and vitamins C, E, and other antioxidants. If you are not sure whether a serum with retinol is suitable for your skin, take a look at all the serums we sell. If you have sensitive skin with eczema or rosacea, a serum with vitamin C such as Image Skincare Vital C - Hydrating Anti Aging Serum is probably more useful.
Retinol, sun protection, and advice
A serum with retinol as the active ingredient should always be combined with good sun protection. This can be done by using a day cream with a protection factor daily or by applying for UV protection in the form of milk, lotion, or cream. If you have sun-sensitive skin or perspire a lot, which requires a high protection factor, take a look at Mineral Radiance SPF50. This is a sweat-resistant fluid with a tint that adapts to the color of your skin.
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Using a serum with retinol can significantly improve the skin, but it is not suitable for everyone. If you cannot find a solution and you are still unsure which active ingredient can do the most for your skin, please feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you assess your skin properly and advise the best treatment. However, if we cannot resolve it completely, we will refer you to a professional in your area.