Worried about skin-ageing? Retinol can help keep wrinkles at bay


Are you too tired of spending money on anti-wrinkle products? The solution lies in Retinol, a vitamin, found in food and rich in vitamin A. It was first made in 1947 and is a part of World Health Organization’s list of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. Retinoic acid is stronger than retinol and is only available through prescription, while retinol is a substance that is more common.

According to The Independent, “When retinol comes into contact with the skin, the product works hard to increase cell turnover, stimulate collagen and elastin production leaving the person with hydrated skin that is smoother and more even-toned.” The report further says, “If you’re struggling with acne or seeking more aggressive measures to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, then it’s worth consulting a dermatologist about getting a prescription. Otherwise, products that you can find in the beauty aisle which contain retinol will suffice.”

Though, there are products available for all skin types, but if you are exposed to chronic skin conditions like psoriasis or rosacea, then even a product like retinol could lead to skin inflammation issues. New users of retinol must be aware that retinol makes the skin smoother, increasing the risk of sunburns. Hence, using a broad-spectrum sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater is a must while using retinol as a daily use product. Retinol can also be applied as a night cream.