5 Things You Might Not Know About Retinol

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For the woman who wants a product that can do it all and then some, you need to incorporate retinol into your beauty regimen. For starters, retinol infused products will do wonders for fine lines, but they will also help fade sun spots, minimize breakouts, and clarify your skin tone. And considering the wide range of formulas it's found in, retinol really should be a must-have product for every woman. Haven't given retinol a try before? No problem! Here are five facts about retinol that will help you choose the perfect product for you. 

1. You Can Start Using It At Any Age

The beauty gurus of the world have said that the best time to start incorporating retinol into your beauty routine is in your late twenties, but use caution if you’re on the sensitive side, since the ingredient is known to cause irritation. 

2. Start Mild

As mentioned in the point above, retinol is known to cause minor irritation at first since it's an active ingredient. To avoid waking up to redness and flaky skin, ease the ingredient into your skincare routine by starting with mild versions. 

3. Retinol Can Be Used Day Or Night

For those who are fans of day creams and am moisturizers, retinol can actually be found in a number or morning moisturizing products in addition to overnight creams and serums. If you find an am moisturizer that you love, make sure to wear it with sun protection and not on its own. 

4. Retinol Can Be Used With Other Anti-Aging Products

Combining products with different vitamins can often be a tricky matter as they might reduce effectiveness, but retinol actually works well when paired with other products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA). According to The Every Girl,  the combination of retinol and AHA ingredients can actually help improve skin thickness more than when the products are used in isolation.

5. You Don't Need to Use A lot

The saying, "a little goes a long way" definitely rings true with retinol. You can get away with using a pea-size amount for your entire face. This will not only make the product last longer, it'll also help reduce skin irritation.

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