Benefits of Retinol
When you are very young, until your early 30s, your cells beautifully regenerate on their own, turning over every 28 days, and offering you the chance to admire your new layer of perfect skin. After your hit mid-30s, however, cell regeneration slows down, and, according to Dr. Gohara, it turns over every 50, 60, or 70 days. That is a huge difference, isn’t it?
Unfortunately, because of the slower cell regeneration, your skin ends up looking less pristine, duller, and more wrinkled. Well, not if you care for it properly. And retinol is a great way to do it! By sinking into your skin, this miraculous ingredient speeds up cell turnover, tricking your body into believing it’s younger than it is. As mentioned before, however, the results will not appear magically but in time. You’ll need at least three or four months to notice your fine lines, dark spots, and acne disappearing.
So, retinol is a good choice to slow down your body’s aging process and prevent wrinkles. Keep in mind that it smoothes your existing wrinkles and fine lines but also helps with minimizing new ones. And, besides wrinkle-preventing and line smoothing, retinoids have other incredible benefits.
If, for instance, your skin is dull, this ingredient will help you brighten it by exfoliating on a cellular level. Acting as a really good exfoliator, it reveals new skin, which is brighter, smoother, and, of course, younger-looking. Furthermore, retinoids regulate oily skin and keep pores from clogging. This means no more pimples and blackheads! So, if you are fighting acne, you might need a retinol-based treatment.
Last but not least, retinol fights those annoying aging spots. Whether we are talking about acne scars, sun spots, or hyper-pigmentation, retinol is their enemy!