Having beautiful, radiant skin requires a commitment. While some people are lucky on having that ‘skin gene’, they still have to keep a beauty regimen to maintain their already gorgeous skin. On the other hand, some people are more comfortable to call such a regimen a skin care habit. No matter what you want to call it, the bottom line is that keeping the skin beautiful and healthy is completely manageable. One of the problems that you will encounter however is the wealth of skin care products that are flooding the market. You have to decide which among them to purchase, try each before you can determine which one actually works for you.
One of the staples in caring for your skin and an important part of any skin care regiment is retinoid or Retin A also known as tretinoin. Derived from Vitamin A, retinoid is very effective at treating various skin conditions. Retinoid is highly recommended for reducing fine lines and wrinkles as well as for diminishing solar lentigines (liver spot or age spot). Retinoid can also clear the pores, promote production of collagen and renew the texture and the firmness of our skin.
While retinoid is considered to be a potent ingredient in addressing these, there may be some side effects to using such. The two most common side effects of using Retin A and tretinoin creams are redness and dryness. If you experience these side effects, you must reduce the use of retinoid. You may apply it after every two days so that the skin may get accustomed with retinoid. You may eventually increase Retin A usage on a daily basis. The key to using retinoid is gauging skin tolerance.
When engaging in a skin care regimen, some people usually start in full speed and then give up after just a couple weeks. Remember that there is no such thing as a ‘miracle cream’ hence you have to allow at least two months of using a specific skin care product before you may see any result. With this, you have to stick to your current regimen for you to see desired results in no time. You can only change one or two of the components of your regimen if adverse reactions are consistently present. You also have to remember that more skin care products do not always mean better results. The use of too many products may overpower the skin thus providing more harm than benefit.