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Why is retinol one of the favorite ingredients of dermatologists?

Retinol is derived from Vitamin A and can minimize wrinkles, fade blemishes and noticeably improve skin tone. This product is considered mandatory after you turn thirty, especially after you start to see the small wrinkles on your face. favorite favorite favorite

It is an ingredient that can be used during all seasons of the year; however, it can dry out the skin when not used in adequate concentrations, especially in winter. It is recommended that it always be accompanied by a product that provides extra hydration. 

Retinol is a product that you can apply all over your face and even around the eyes, especially because the skin around the eyes is thinner and shows signs of aging earlier than any other area.

How to use retinol as favorite ingredient?

In some cases, it can irritate; therefore, it is recommended to start with low concentrations and alternate it during the week; if you do not observe any unfavorable reaction, you can continue and use it daily. 

If you like, you can use it in the morning as long as you apply your sunscreen or at night before going to bed. It is essential when using it not to combine it with other active ingredients such as vitamin C or with other acids that may cause a double exfoliation and, therefore, dryness and redness of the area. 

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Dr. Angelica Parra

Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology.  She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.

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