Sunday, August 30, 2009
Beauty Talk: What Retinoids Can Do For Your Skin
Retinoids, a form of Vitamin A, are used in more and more skin care products to address various skin issues. How do they work? Retinoids interact with retinoic acid receptors in skin cells. This way they can affect such processes as cell growth and turnover, synthesis of proteins including collagen and elastin etc.
So what can retinoid do for your skin?
Up till now retionoids are admittedly the only topical treatment that shows dramatic improvements in treating wrinkles. But retionoids work miracles on not very deep lines. To erase or minimize deeper wrinkles you will need some help from fillers.
Even out skin texture:
With years skin thickens and develops rough dead areas. Retinol can help you to smooth out your stratum corneum – skin’s outer layer.
Treat dark circles:
Retionoids stimulate collagen production and help to thicken skin over blood vessels. This way they can minimize appearance of dark circles.
With age skin cells turnover slows down resulting in loss of healthy skin color and glow. Speed it up with retinol treatment and get your glow back!
Fight Blackheads and Whiteheads:
By helping to remove dead skin cells retinols will help to clear up your complexion.
Retinoids can help to reduce oil and clean out pores.
Don't forget that retinoids increase sun sensitivity and can have some side-effects such as redness, dryness, itching, and burning.