The Skincare Product You Need In 2020: Say Hello To Retinol

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The new year is well and truly underway and as life returns to normal after the festive season and we get into the groove of a brand-new year, something that may not have received the memo is our skin. While we expect a fresh start in many ways, it is typical that the January can be our worst skin month due to the over-indulgence of previous weeks.

So that we can continue into 2021 in our best skin yet, it could be time to up the ante on our skincare to repair the damage done and breathe new life into our skin.

Let us introduce you to Retinol

Retinol is essentially the holy grail of the skincare world and is the key to taking your skincare regime to the next level. The benefits of using a Retinol in your skincare line-up is to achieve smoother, firmer, brighter, and clearer skin!

Technically, retinol is just one of the many different types of retinoids (the umbrella term for all vitamin-A derivatives, including retinol) that are on the market. Retinol is Vitamin A in its purest and most active form.

In a nutshell, It works to smooth out existing fine lines and wrinkles whilst preventing and minimising new ones that may appear over time. It chemically exfoliates on a cellular level which unveils new skin that is smoother and brighter. Retinol works to control oils and therefore prevents clogged pores, meaning less blackheads and pimples (Yes, please and thank you!!). The longer you use retinol, it will create a pristine complexion as it lightens scars, sunspots, and hyperpigmentation.

The cell turnover process renews every 28 days, revealing a fresh surface. However, as you age through your 30s, the cell regeneration process beings to slow down and will turnover anywhere from 50 to 70 days. This can cause the skin to look quite dull, dry, and aged (and not in a fine-wine kind of way). Using a retinol can actively speed up the cell renewal process. This works to increase collagen and elastin production, meaning that using retinol will assist you in maintaining a plump complexion whilst lightening pigmentation, redness, and clearing and shrinking your pores.

How to use it

When starting to use a retinol, it is important to ensure you choose the correct strength. Over the counter retinols can range from 0.01% to 2.0% concentration. The ingredient can be found in serum and moisturiser form. For beginners it is best to start off with a low concentrated retinol and slowly work your way up as your skin gets used to the ingredient at it is highly active and when used too much too much, can irritate the skin.

When applying your retinol, you should be using either a pea-sized drop of serum or a thin layer of moisturiser. Application should begin once weekly for the first week, twice weekly for the second week and three times weekly on the third. Thereafter you may be able to use the product every other night. We highly recommend speaking to your Dermal Therapist to discuss correct use, especially if you have sensitive skin or a specific skin concern.

Azyme Power Peel

Welcome to the powerhouse of all treatments!! The Azyme Power Peel is the perfect facial for anyone that has skin concerns regarding fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, congestion, dull skin, hyperpigmentation, and loss of firmness.

The Azyme Power Peel is one of our signature facials! It works to plump, smooth, and hydrate the skin with our fast acting, non-invasive enzyme treatment. Proven anti-aging medication retinol is combined with bromelain to resurface and plump your skin. The treatment rapidly improves the appearance of discoloration, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles while evening skin tone.

Reap the Benefits

If you book an Azyme Power Peel within the month of January you will not only leave the Beauty on Latrobe salon with a youthful, radiant glow, but you will also receive a free Ultraceuticals Ultra Moisturising Eye Cream!! Visit us online or in salon to book your facial today!

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