Ask The Expert: Why You Should Use Retinols In Your Anti-Ageing Skincare

Education Manager of EIG Dermal Wellness Singapore, Teri Tay shares what you should look out for in retinols

 

ASK THE EXPERT

“What are the benefits of using retinols and how can I incorporate them into my skincare regimen?”

If you’ve never used retinols in your skincare regimen, here’s how you can start: Some people experience skin irritation and sensitivity when using retinols. Start with a lower concentration, especially if you have sensitive skin. To help skin acclimate to the use of retinols, mix one part of the Overnight Retinol Repair 1% to three parts of the Buffer Cream, and adjust the concentration as you go along. It is best to use retinols at night, as skin becomes more sensitive to UV rays after use. Always put on sunscreen to protect the skin against UV damage.

Retinols are a vitamin A derivative, which can be found in anti-ageing products. They can stimulate the metabolism of skin cells and promote collagen synthesis, which in turn reduces the appearance of wrinkles and helps to lighten dark spots and pigmentation. As retinol molecules are photosensitive and can lose their potency once exposed to light, it’s important to pick a stable formula like the ones used in the Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair category. It incorporates microencapsulation technology to protect the molecules to retain their stability, so as to deliver the best results.

EXPERT TIPS

If you’ve never used retinols in your skincare regimen, here’s how you can start:

  • Some people experience skin irritation and sensitivity when using retinols. Start with a lower concentration, especially if you have sensitive skin.
  • To help skin acclimate to the use of retinols, mix one part of the Overnight Retinol Repair 1% to three parts of the Buffer Cream, and adjust the concentration as you go along.
  • It is best to use retinols at night, as skin becomes more sensitive to UV rays after use. Always put on sunscreen to protect the skin against UV damage

As the educator at EIG Dermal Wellness, Teri imparts knowledge on product and treatment to help skincare therapists understand their clients’ skin better.

Brought to you by Dermalogica.

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