Retinol, a very effective antioxidant, is another name for Vitamin A. Retinol interrupts the free-radical damage process which causes your skin to appear older. This prevents wrinkles while increasing collagen production.
Why is it so effective?
Your skin needs a combination
Retinol works so well because it breaks down and converts into retinoic acid, after being absorbed into the skin. Retinoic acid is the compound that affects skin cells and their behaviour
While retinol has many benefits, it’s essential to remember that there is no single skin care ingredient that provides everything your skin needs. Your complexion still needs alpha hydroxy acid for exfoliation and a serum and/or moisturizer that is loaded with anti-oxidants.
Maintaining a healthy and youthful looking complexion requires a number ingredients working together to give your precious skin what it needs. Combined, a good skin care routine will keep your skin rejuvenated and refreshed looking.
Retinol and Large Pores
Topical application of retinol will do more than provide excellent anti-aging benefits. It can also improve the appearance of pores and reduce pores that have become enlarged due to clogging or sun damage.
What You Need to Know About Using Retinol
Redness and flaking can occur, especially for new users. In some cases, people with especially sensitive skin do not tolerate retinol. Symptoms should diminish in a few days as skin adjusts. If the symptoms do not subside, or if they get worse, discontinue use.