Retinoic acid is a “relative” of retinol, vitamin A, but its application must be carried out carefully. Anyone who can’t look at their wrinkles and skin changes with serenity knows retinoic acid and its uses.
Let’s immediately be apparent that retinoic acid treatments must be carried out by specialized personnel, above all, if the result to be obtained is an evident reduction of wrinkles, deep cleansing of the face, correction of discolorations due to the sun or hormonal treatments. Let’s find out better what it is.
Retinoic Acid, What Is It?
Retinoic acid is a molecule obtained from the metabolic processes of vitamin A. This “acid part” of retinol is fat-soluble and light-sensitive. It has regenerative properties and is involved in cell growth. Its concentration in topical remedies makes the product a natural medicine to be paid attention to and used following the doctor’s instructions.
Retinoic Acid, Indications
Retinoic acid is indicated for anti-aging treatments,
- To reduce wrinkles and deep signs of aging, but also distinctive of expressiveness. It is widely used to reduce nose and throat wrinkles.
- To correct scar damage from acne, bacterial infection or hormonal inflammation, which often leaves indelible marks on the skin.
- To eliminate dark spots on the skin caused by hormonal changes or too much exposure to sunlight.
Its adequacy is because of its high focus on the plans available, some for home use, others just for particular directions.
Retinoic Acid Effects
Retinoic acid performs an exfoliating action: deeply cleanses and removes dead cells. Its activity is slow and progressive and promotes the regeneration of the epidermal layers and the healing of deep lesions. Genuine peelings are completed that smooth the skin with occasional meetings done by master hands.
It regulates sebum production and is also particularly suitable for acne problems. The retinoic acid-based cream should be applied every evening after thoroughly cleansing the face. Why in the evening? Because, as already anticipated, retinoic acid is photosensitive. Therefore it is advisable to use it away from sunlight.
The skin reddens were applied as a natural inflammation due to the exfoliating and regenerating activity. The skin is strengthened and replenished with collagen. If the reactivity is excessive, the interval between one application and another will have to be increased. The results begin to be seen after two or three weeks of constant use.
Retinoic Acid, Contraindications
Retinoic corrosion in high fixations can cause after effects. Applied to delicate and receptive skin, it can start an aggravation cycle with redness, dryness and chipping, characterized as retinoid dermatitis.
The obvious but dutiful advice is to ask a dermatologist for a consultation and not to go to the pharmacy to buy the product without precise indications. It’s not a formulation that allows do-it-yourself without initial warnings, and the pharmacist can only sometimes take responsibility for evaluating our skin on sight!
Retinoic Acid Warnings
When carrying out a retinoic acid-based regenerative process, we should pay attention to sun exposure: we avoid submitting ourselves to tanning lamps, even during the day. We protect the face even when we use cosmetic products for the hair, such as lacquers, and gels, which can irritate susceptible skin.
Whenever we apply retinoic acid cream, we wash our hands very well! Naturopathic advice? If there are no scars to get rid of, just nasty wrinkles and fine lines, we choose beauty treatments closest to respecting our skin.