Retinoids, effectively treat acne scars and acne marks while reducing the frequency and severity of mild acne breakouts. A must have acne skin care product that works well for anyone 25 years and older. Retinoid products are a vitamin A derivative scientifically proven to stimulate collagen production, accelerate skin cell turn over, while safely reducing the appearance of marks and fine lines on the skin.
Prescription strength vitamin A derivatives, called retinoids, are clinically used to treat mild acne, fade marks, even-out skin tone and accelerate skin cell turnover.
In addition to benefits for acne pronone skin, there is an anti aging effect; reduce fine lines, sun spots and age marks while improving the overall skin complexion.
Over the counter products, labeled retinol, can also improve your skin and target aging concerns. Although it may take longer to see an improvement, and may not provide the same drastic results, retinol products are less expensive and milder on the skin. Look for 0.1 percent preferably packaged in a tube, if you can not get a prescription.
It is recommended to begin treatment under the supervision of a dermatologist or only when your acne has been controlled. Do not use a retinoid product on moderate or sever acne. It will only irritate, and worsen your condition. Although the effects of retinoids on cystic acne are minimal – it is still beneficial for cystic acne PRONE skin to accelerate the skin cell turnover, for a clear complexion and treatment of acne marks.
Following 4 to 6 weeks of treatment, you will begin to see clear skin, old marks begin to fade, less oil production and a smaller pore-size. Breakouts should be less frequent and the dryness should have subsided.
By the 12th week of treatment, you will be reaping the full benefits of this product; clear, even toned, healthy beautiful skin.
- Do not use a retinoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding feeding
- Benzoyl peroxide and other active ingredients could have adverse effects on your skin – do not mix acne products – use only under the advisement of a dermatologist
- Waxing will cause excess redness or ripping of the skin; discontinue use for 7 days prior to waxing or threading
- People with ultra-sensitive skin can not tolerate retinoids; instead use a gentle, oil free, non-comedogenic or nonacnegenic exfoliator twice a week to soften your skin
- Always use a sunscreen with a minimum 15-30 SPF
Retinoid products can be quite harsh on the skin. It is vital that you only use the recommended dosage to avoid severe, common side-effects; red, irritated, dry, peeling skin.