This is the perfect time of the year for this type of exfoliation to regenerate your skin.
Exfoliation is important to get rid of dead skin cells, tiny blemishes and scars. It allows skin to regenerate and rejuvenate as it promotes collagen production. This is exactly what Retirides (as known in Europe) or Retin A does. It is a form of Vitamin A that helps with the renewal of skin.
For the past three years, I have been using Retin A, during the winter season. This treatment is often prescribed by dermatologists to people with severe acne. HOWEVER, we can find it with a less acidic concentration, over the counter, to use as an exfoliant.
Retin A should only be applied during the cold months, avoiding any type of sun exposure. Always apply SPF while doing this exfoliating treatment.
These are the steps to follow:
- Before applying Retin A at night, clean your skin thoroughly and pat dry.
- Use a SMALL amount ( size of a chickpea ), and massage it into your face- AVOIDING any open wounds, eyes or mouth.
- In the morning, wash your face with water and apply a 50 SPF cream.
You will experience a tingly sensation once applied, which should be normal. Within a few days from the first use, your skin will start peeling. If you feel or see any abnormal reaction in your skin, you MUST stop the treatment IMMEDIATELY and talk to your doctor or pharmacist! Otherwise, keep going for at least 3/4 weeks.
Your skin will look younger, lighter and softer. Areas like nose and chin will look significantly smoother and pores less visible. As mentioned in New York Times by Dr. John J. Voorhies, “To my knowledge, this is the only drug for which there has been crystal-clear demonstration that it works on the molecular level,”. (NYTimes, ’06). Retin A can also be found in UK or Spain by the name of Retirides.
Stay well and Gogloow ladies! XX