' The Retin-A Uglies' My One Month Tretinoin Update : Over 40 Style
So I've mentioned a couple of times in previous blog posts that I was revamping my anti-aging skincare regime. And today I want to update you on my progress, focusing on the gold standard of skincare Retin-A and my journey so far.
What is Retin-A?
Retin-A and it's medical name Tretinoin is the only skincare cream clinically proven to reduce the signs of aging including lines, pigmentation and enlarged pores. Initially developed as an acne treatment, Retin-A is derived from Vitamin A and works to combat breakouts and also the signs of aging by speeding up the turnover of skin cells.
skin ages, the turnover of skin cells slows down, leading to the
uppermost layer of skin being composed of older, coarser, dehydrated
cells. Retin-A speeds cell turnover backup and as a result younger,
plumper cells are brought to the surface, and collagen fibres in the lower
levels of the dermis are strengthened.
Starting My Retin-A Journey & the 'Uglies Phase'
I'm documenting my Retin-A journey so join me on the video below to see how I'm getting on!
Skin can experience redness, peeling, flaking, irritation and increased breakouts known as 'purging' as it adapts. These side effects are temporary but can last for a few weeks or months. So don't begin your Retin-A journey just before a big event!.