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Retinoids for Wrinkles83 Views
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Description: Retinoids are one of the few ingredients in skincare products that can help treat your wrinkles. Watch this video to learn about how best to use them, whether you use a prescription, over the counter treatment, gel, or cream.
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If you’re looking to treat aging skin, retinol is a key ingredient, that, if it’s not already, needs to be in your medicine cabinet. Retinol, a more extravagant word for natural vitamin A, belongs to a family of chemical compounds called retinoids, and RETINOIDS are FDA-approved to treat aging skin. That’s because they’re one of very few substances with a small enough molecular structure to worm into the top layer of skin. From there, retinoids dig deep—all the way to the dermis, or the innermost layer where wrinkles form. Once there, the wonder ingredient encourages natural, rapid cell renewal and reduces the amount of cellular damage caused by oxidation. In OTHER words, retinoids create healthier skin cells, with fewer wrinkles, dark spots, and other damage! Of course, nothing’s perfect and even retinoids have their downside. MANY people seeking skin rejuvenation find that retinoids actually make things worse before they get better. Common complaints among first-time samplers include chronic inflammation, red patches, itchy, flaky skin, and extra sensitivity to the sun. However, if you start slowly—only applying retinoids every few days at firs and using a facial moisturizer—your skin SHOULD gently settle in to the product.…OK, so if Retinol is really just a fancy word for vitamin A, couldn’t you just rub some A-rich foods such as yogurt or mango on your face? Not exactly. In order for them to really work, retinoids need to be broken down into a compound called retinoic acid, which is then put into lotions, creams, gels, and oils. Super strong concentrations of retinoic acid in gels and creams may turn back the clock in four to six weeks. However, it can sometimes take months to see noticeable results, but they are worth the wait. These preparations are by prescription only, so you must be evaluated by your dermatologist prior to use. Or, you can start out slow by trying an over-the-counter retinol formula. Although they are ten to 15-percent weaker than prescription variants, over the counter retinoids are gentler on skin. You’ll have to be more patient though, as you can expect a 12-week wait to see results. Remember: Even if you go to over the counter formulas, it’s wise to talk to your doctor before starting a new skincare routine. And if you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant, it recommended that you do not use these products as there is a potential risk to the fetus. For more skincare tips, check out other videos in this series!