Retinol is a type of vitamin A, often found in your food and dietary supplements. When it comes to skin, Retinol is primarily used to boost cell turnover.
Other benefits of retinol include brighter skin, collagen production boost, acne reduction and skin renewal. All in all, retinol is widely used to reduce signs of early ageing.
Retinol is available in many forms, such as creams, serums, masks, etc. This magic ingredient has shown drastic improvements in the skin when used in moderation. That being said, the impact is directly proportional to the concentration of retinol in your product.
Now it is time for the million-dollar question.
What is the right age to start using retinol?
Experts suggest that your mid-20s are an excellent time to start retinol. Around that time, your skin starts showing early signs of ageing like forehead lines, smile lines and faint wrinkles. Here are a few essential things to keep in mind while using retinol:
1. Slow and steady: Retinol is supposed to be strong and harsh on your skin. So, it is advisable to start with low concentrations, 2-3 times a week in a pea-size amount. Build up the concentration and frequency once your skin gets comfortable with the product. Newbies can start with our Pond's Age Miracle Whip Cream, a great mix of Vitamin E and Retinol complex.
2. Watch out for sensitivity:The initial experience can be a little uncomfortable for acne- prone or sensitive skin. Retinol tends to make the skin very sensitive initially. So to avoid further inflammation, avoid any kind of skin treatments like lasers or peels, and use mild products for face wash or other face creams. Our Ponds Age Miracle Night Cream is one product that contains retinol and also serves as a great moisturising night cream.
3. Screen the sun rays: This one is simple. Don’t forget to apply good sunscreen once you start retinol. As mentioned earlier, retinol will make your skin sensitive, and you need the armour called SPF to protect your skin. You can use our Day Cream with SPF50 while stepping out during the day.
Voila! Now you are fully ready to embrace this magic formulation in your life. We suggest you follow these steps religiously and create a routine that suits you best.