How To Incorporate Retinol Into Your Skincare Routine:
1. Start slowly
If you’re using retinol for the very first time, start by using this serum at night once a week, or even once a fortnight if you know you’re extremely sensitive.
Apply it under your regular night cream or moisturiser, as you would a normal evening serum.
Try that for a month or two and if you feel as though your skin is ready for more, you can increase application to twice a week or even three times.
2. Only use it at night
Retinol makes us more sensitive to the sun, as it increases cell turnover. So it’s always best to use retinol at night while our faces aren’t exposed to UV.
3. Wear sunscreen everyday
Off the back of point #2, it’s important to always wear SPF everyday to protect your gorgeous new fresh skin against sun damage. When we start using active ingredients like retinol, our skin becomes more sensitive towards the sun.
Plus, as the sun is the biggest cause of ageing, you’re future-proofing your face against UV-induced fine lines.
Think of sunscreen as your daytime anti-ageing defence. When the sun goes down, it’s retinol’s turn to take over on the night shift!
4. Incorporate other nourishing and hydrating products into your routine
To help reduce any side effects caused by retinol use, try adding in ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, ceramides and nourishing face oils into your routine.
After applying your serum at night, pop on a hydrating moisturiser, night cream or overnight mask over the top to lock in moisture.