Did you know that retin-A (also known as tretinoin) as well as retinols are the number two recommended skin care product? Sunscreen wins the number one spot, obviously. Retin-A is a powerful form of vitamin A which stimulates collagen production and exfoliates dead skin off the face as it creates the new healthier collagen. Retinols are less powerful but can often be quite effective as well. These vitamin A derived products can help with pigmentation, sun spots and skin textures. Your skin will feel smoother and will look less dull.
Another great benefit of Retin-A is to help with acne and even scarring. Retin-A can reduce oily skin and unclog congested pores. Retin-A is also FDA approved for acne reduction.
It’s surprising that many people don’t know that you can apply Retin-A to your body like your arms, legs and abdomen. This is not a moisturizer. In fact, the Retin-A will increase the cellular turnover of dead cells. At Charmed Medispa, we specifically recommend Retin-A and retinols to the body to reduce crepey skin. “I would take a bath in Retin-A if I could. I am in love with how it has improved my arm skin. It was getting pretty crepey there for awhile and now it’s not,” remarks Shae Ryan, medical aesthetician at Charmed Medispa. “I put Retin-A on every third night and Retinol Skin Brightener by ZO Skin Health on the other nights”. Retin-A has a very good therapeutic effect every 3 days unlike the face which needs the product every other night or every night. Shae uses the more powerful product less often and the other product more often. In addition, she still uses a moisturizer when needed.
If you are looking for improved skin tones, texture and crepey skin, add Retin-A to your body at night. It is a tried and true benefit to anti-aging. Other recommendations are to use the ZO Skin Health’s Dual Action Scrub. This scrub is grittier than the Exfoliating Polish which is used on the face. The Dual Action Scrub will make skin smoother and stimulated and give you a body glow.
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