How your skin changes with Retinol: before and after

Retinol before and after

We all busy in our daily lives and enjoying the hustle and bustle of our daily tasks. We constantly doing daily routine work. In short being multi-tasking. Question is why our skin can’t be the same. Mean facing all things and still maintaining. Retinol is the solution for all this mess. Retinol helps us in stopping the signatures of increasing age. It helps us to protect skin from Ultraviolet radiations and also removes wrinkles. The most interesting thing about retinol is that it is less irritating.

Retinol before and after

                                   Retinol before and after


    • The founding body of our skin is actually collagen which freshens our skin. But sad thing is that these breakdown as we move upstairs of our age. As much we will get older, more breakdown will occur and aging factor exhibits. It all is just because that our body cannot produce more proteins. And in the result, wrinkles and fine lines occur on the body.
    • Retinol actually reduces the process of breakdown of collagen. It works by stopping the production of collagenase and glycation which attacks sugar and weakens our skin. It thickens the skin layers. But it takes some time to no effect.


retinol before and after

                                 retinol before and after

  • It helps our cells to grow in the same way as in young age. Dead cells may harm our skin but retinol refines and refreshes our skin. Recovery process boosts.
    Most important thing is that it reduces the UV effect to the least level and easing the skin.
    Retinol also gives elasticity to skin and improve the balance of body skin. Retinol net even moves proteins stronger but also try to build them.
    Retinol targets the clogged pores and also running the breakouts. Our skin, face, back get oily due to dead cells and dirt on the skin, here retinol works.
    Retinol actually helps to manage the oil of our body which in result sort out as a change of breakouts.
    The way of retinol on a regular routine helps well by overcoming large pores on the skin and cleans dirt and oil build. When dead cells are removed by retinol, then new cells form and grows. Its effect just needs the time of one period and the results will be outstanding.
    Retinol must be in the range of 0.25 – 1%. 0.25% is for those who are just started to face an aging problem where 1 % is for those who have the problem up to the maximum extent.




On one hand, summer is actually considered to be a good time to start using a Retinoid because the humidity makes your skin less likely to get as irritated while it adjusts to the Antioxidant.

On the other, although the jury may still be out on the sensitizing effects of Retinol on your skin in terms of the sun, we do know that it boosts cell turnover and that’s why we’d still stress the importance of investing in a broad-spectrum sunscreen. Make sure to check out our in-depth run-down if you’re trying to figure out how to pick a good sunscreen.


What age should you use retinol?

‘When it comes to age it’s less important what the number is but more important to consider the biological age of your skin,’ explains Dr Stefanie Williams. ‘From your mid-thirties collagen production starts to deplete so in principle everybody could start using retinol then. However, if your skin has any signs of premature ageing or has been subjected to sun damage or other environmental or lifestyle factors you might start showing signs of ageing earlier. In which case you can start using retinol in your late 20s or early 30s.’


If your skin is sensitive, then I recommend you to use gentle products for daily skin care. In this way, you will be helping yourself with the maximum output from retinol.

Retinol effect reduces to zero if air or light are in contact with it. So, tight packing should be used.

If we talk about a good time for retinol application, then summer is the best time as it gives less irritation.



No doubt, Retinol is giving a positive response before and after its use. But some negative aspects also show presence. It causes redness and produces irritation. These side effects may happen but patience is the only solution. Wait for some weeks and patience will bring out ease and freshness.

 You think a retinoid will make your skin sun-sensitive. “This is one of the biggest retinoid myths,” says Doris Day, MD, clinical assistant professor of dermatology at New York University Medical Center (and a Tazorac user herself). “The ingredient itself is sensitive to sunlight, which is why you should apply it before bed at night.” A retinoid shouldn’t make your skin any more vulnerable to UV rays than it would be after buffing away dead skin with a face scrub. Summer is actually a good time to start a retinoid: Humidity makes your skin less likely to dry out as it adjusts. Of course, apply sunscreen (SPF 30, at least) as diligently as you always do.

 You’re afraid your skin will look worse before it gets better. Retinoids can cause dryness, redness, and flaking?but if you ease in, you can avoid a rough transition**. For the first two weeks, apply a retinoid every third night, says Leslie Baumann, MD, director of the Cosmetic Medicine and Research Institute at the University of Miami (who uses Atralin). If your skin isn’t irritated, ramp up to every other night for two weeks. Not dry or flaky? Go for it every night. A few other irritation-mitigating guidelines: Wait 15 minutes after washing your face before you apply a retinoid, and use one pea-size dab to cover your whole face. After a few minutes, apply a basic moisturizer to prevent dryness.

Additonal Retinol facts to consider: ??

  • Don’t use a retinoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Waxing can cause excess redness on retinoid-treated skin; don’t use a retinoid for several days before a treatment.
  • A small percentage of people with ultrasensitive skin can never tolerate a retinoid; if you’re one of them, use a gentle physical exfoliator twice a week to soften your skin, and be extra-conscientious about sunscreen to prevent collagen loss in the first place.
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