Retinoids have been used by the industry for years to transform the skin of the rich and famous. Now the best kept beauty secret is gaining popularity with the general public as an everyday skincare essential. A chemical form of vitamin A, retinoids can be applied directly to the skin as a serum or can be added to your moisturiser or SPF. With incredible benefits for all ages and skin types, retinoids are your skin’s best friend. Have you discovered the magic of retinoids yet?
What can retinoids do to my skin?
Retinoids are often used to combat signs of anti-ageing. When applied to the face, retinoids increase the production of collagen, which in turn reduces fine lines and wrinkles, especially around key ageing areas such as the eyes, forehead and mouth.
But this powerful ingredient isn’t just for those that want a more youthful complexion. Retinoids are proven to minimise the appearance of acne and acne scars, as well as fade dark spots and even soften the skin’s texture.
Using retinoids regularly also promotes a brighter and healthier looking complexion, as the clever chemical helps the skin to create new blood vessels and improve cell turnover. Retinoids can aid a multitude of skin complaints – it’s no surprise that this potent product is a firm favourite of The Aesthetics Room.
What’s the difference between retinoid and retinol?
Retinoids are not to be mistaken with retinol, which are a weaker and less concentrated version of the chemical. Retinol can be purchased over-the-counter in your local highstreet store, and although still a useful product to have in your skincare regime, retinoids will have a more impactful result.
As mentioned, retinoids are a chemical and because of their strength can only be purchased with a prescription or administered by a trained professional, such as the team at The Aesthetics Room. There are a variety of different levels of retinoid available, which will be selected depending on your skin type, complaint and desired effect.
Only use retinoid from approved clinics
It’s vital that you only use retinoid from reputable and approved practitioners like The Aesthetics Room. If administered incorrectly, retinoid can cause irreversible damage to the skin. Care should also be taken if using topical acne treatment, as the skin can sometimes react badly if combined with retinoid.
SPF should be a staple of your everyday skincare, but it is even more important when using retinoids. Retinoid can make your skin more sensitive, especially to the destructive rays of the sun. Even when it’s not sunny outside, make sure you apply SPF that protects from UVA and UVB.
However, retinoids aren’t to be feared; when used correctly, they are a hugely effective product which can reveal incredible results.
Trust in The Aesthetics Room
The Aesthetics Room is a certified and reputable provider of skin, body, and hair treatments, with trained professionals administering treatments in its Harley Street and Knightsbridge branches. With in-person and virtual consultations available, speak to a member of the team for free today about retinoids and the clinics’ extensive list of beauty and medical treatments.