You and I can testify that a young and radiant skin is always a source of joy to us. Who would be happy to have a skin that is old and full of wriggles? Well, I am certain that almost everyone wants to look and feel young even at their old age. You can enhance the youth of your face by using beauty products containing retinol. Retinol can be simply termed as inactive vitamin A. It contains anti-aging properties.

How does retinol work?

Retinol is broken down into many compounds known as retinoids. They work by stimulating the coat of skin cells to turn over and die speedily. This, in turn, paves way for growth of new cells underneath. They prevent the breakdown of collage and make the deeper layer of the skin, (where wriggles start from) to thicken. Some people say that retinoids make the skin thin. This is not true, what happens is it causes it to peel and become red in the beginning, but as your body adjusts to it, it becomes thick. In a case of spots that make the skin uneven, retinoids slough them off and restrain melanin production. This way, the brown spots will be done away with as time goes by.

As mentioned above, this is a constituent of vitamin A, and so it is a natural element which is secure for your skin. You will not have to be bothered by side effects that are common in other beauty products.

Those products that contain retinol mostly contain sunscreen. This property will secure your skin from injurious sun rays while at the same time treating wriggles.

Apart from helping you to fight aging signs, retinol can advance the tone of your skin and reduce the size of the pores.
Below are some things you should know before purchasing or applying products with retinol.

Retinol products need to be packaged in opaque containers to minimize exposure to air which can deteriorate it.

It is not every skin which can endure retinol. This is particularly for the starters who may feel irritated or the ones whom their skins become red.
This irritation stays for only a few days before your skin adjusts to it. It is important to note that you should stop using it if the irritation does not end in a few days.

You are advised to have moisturizers that are well formulated, gentle toners and gentle cleansers as they enable your skin to tolerate retinol better.
It is best to apply it at night because when it is exposed to sunlight, it tends to become unstable.