Retinol for dry skin?
Posted 11 May 2008 - 05:37 AM
Can people with dry skin use retinol? I hardly get pimples because I have dry skin. But I've been reading articles stating that people in my age group (I'm 30) should start using a product containing retinol for anti-aging. Does retinol help with sagging/elastin beside wrinkles/collagen? I also read retinol thins out the skin, so won't that cause sagging??
And comments? Thanks.
[ 29 . brown hair and eyes . dry skin . mineral makeup addict . ]
"Oh mother, I can feel the soil falling over my head" - the smiths
Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:28 PM
Get you doctor to prescribe Retin A or another product that contains Tretinoin. Products that contain Tretinoin can be prescribed for cosmetic purposes.
Retin A can be drying, so start our very slowly until your skin gets use to it - your doctor will explain all of that.
Prescribed Tretinoin products are the only ones that can stop skin from wrinkling and help remove wrinkles already in place. Absolutely no over the counter product can help with wrinkling - other than make it appear that they are doing something.
And Tretinoin does help replenish collagen as well.
Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss if a product like Retin a will benefit your skin.
As well, alway use lots of sunscreen as the sun is the biggest culprit when it comes to wrinkles - smoking is a close second.
Posted 21 May 2008 - 09:55 PM
It thins the outer layers of the skin but thickens the inner most layers of the skin so it helps to firm the skin over the long term.
Posted 22 May 2008 - 04:58 AM
Just like if you were prescibed an antibiotic, you might not be able to eat certain foods along with it.
You can use the retin A at night and then use a moisturizer during the daytime - make sure it has a good spf as you will be susceptible to sunburns.
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