4 Tips from Dr. Leyda Bowes to Apply Retinol
The secret of an amazing product is having the best quality ingredients and advanced technology to develop it. The way you apply a product is also important to have an optimal and long-lasting result. Speaking of amazing products, Retinol has been shown to have an anti-aging effect because it penetrates the deep layers of the skin (1), helping to reduce expression lines, clean pores, and restore the skin's natural barrier. Here we share some simple tips from Dr. Leyda Bowes to apply the A.C.E. Retinol Intensive Rejuvenation Oil from Piel Eterna, which helps rejuvenate your skin’s complexion.
What is Retinol, and what is it good for?
Retinol is a form of vitamin A whose main functions are to keep the skin layers firm and stimulate natural cell production, providing a subtle exfoliating effect that improves the texture and, therefore, the appearance of the skin.
The A.C.E. Retinol Intensive Rejuvenation Oil contains powerful ingredients that help restore and rejuvenate the skin. For example, vitamin C with squalene stimulates collagen production in just 10 days! (2) It also contains other natural antioxidants, such as vitamin A, vitamin E, cocoa, and maca, as well as essential Omega fatty acids (3), which are responsible for improving the appearance of the face and helping eliminate spots caused by sun exposure.
That said, what is the best way to apply it? Dr. Bowes explains below:
1. Remove impurities from your skin
Before applying any PIEL ETERNA product, you should remove skin impurities with the Purifying Cleanser. Then, make sure to completely dry your face as this will allow the Retinol to be better absorbed into the skin
2. Pay attention to the amount you apply
Dr. Bowes suggests applying 5 to 6 drops. Add them into the palm of your hand and, using your fingertips, massage gently in an upward circular motion, avoiding eye contact. For this delicate area, we recommend the PIEL ETERNA Revitalizing Eye Cream, which is ideal for sensitive skin, and helps moisturize and soften eye wrinkles.
3. Apply it only at night
You can apply all PIEL ETERNA products during the day, except for the Retinol, as it is exclusively for nighttime when most skin cell renewal occurs. During the first two weeks, apply the A.C.E. Retinol Intensive Rejuvenation Oil every other night or every two nights to prepare your skin for the complete treatment with all its benefits.
4. Get better results
After the first two weeks of using the product, you can decide if it is time to apply it every night to get the best results. Keep in mind that UV rays can reduce the effectiveness of Retinol, so it is important to include sunscreen as part of your skincare routine. For that, we recommend the RADIANCE Silky Primer Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 42, which helps combat the effects of harmful UV rays, as well as those from artificial lighting and blue light from digital devices.
It is best to start implementing a skincare routine around your twenties before expression lines begin to show. However, it is never too late to get the skin you’ve always wanted. The A.C.E. Retinol Intensive Rejuvenation Oil was designed with the most advanced technology with Hispanics of all skin shades in mind. It is just what your skin needs to repair, moisturize, and show off your best side.
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- Shao,T. He,G. J. Fisher,J. J. Voorhees,T. Quan. Molecular basis of retinol anti-ageing properties in naturally aged human skin in vivo. Int J Cosmet Sci. 2017 Feb;39(1):56-65. doi: 10.1111/ics.12348. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27261203/
- Gref, R., Deloménie, C., Maksimenko, A. et al. Vitamin C–squalene bioconjugate promotes epidermal thickening and collagen production in human skin. Sci Rep 10, 16883 (2020). org/10.1038/s41598-020-72704-1 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33037252/
- Huang, Tse-Hung, Pei-Wen Wang, Shih-Chun Yang, Wei-Ling Chou, and Jia-You Fang. 2018. "Cosmetic and Therapeutic Applications of Fish Oil’s Fatty Acids on the Skin" Marine Drugs 16, no. 8: 256. doi.org/10.3390/md16080256 https://www.mdpi.com/1660-3397/16/8/256/htm
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