Retinol cream

Retinol cream is a type of skin cream that is commonly used as a treatment product for acne and similar skin disorders. One of the main ingredients in retinol cream, Vitamin A, is a major reason why the cream is capable of treating serious skin conditions. As there are many strong ingredients in this skin care product, it must be prescribed to you by your doctor or a dermatologist.

Skin creams for acne and similar skin disorders that do not require a prescription will not be nearly as effective. Many of the non-prescription options are just cheap products that are not worth using. They could even worsen the condition. You should not expect great results from a product that is not prescribed by a dermatologist, or at least recommended by one.

What Does Retinol Cream Do?
Applying retinol cream to your skin will have many positive effects. One of the major benefits of the cream is that it will help promote a larger production of skin cells (top layer). This is essential as it will play a major role in your skin’s appearance. To make your skin look fresh, young, and healthy, you will want to target the top layer of skin and retinol cream does just that. Retinol cream can be used for numerous skin problems. You could use it to treat extreme pigmentation of the skin. Pigmentation is a condition that is usually caused by sun damage but can also be a hereditary condition. Retinol cream can also help promote the production of collagen. This will allow your skin to look much more well rounded.

Is Retinol Cream Safe?
This is a prescription medication so you should expect a few possible side effects. However, you will have to speak with your doctor or a dermatologist before he or she prescribes retinol cream for you. In this time frame, if there are any possible serious problems with you using retinol cream it should be discovered.

There are a few side effects that may occur from using retinol cream. Not everyone will experience some of these side effects but they are common. The most common side effect would be red or flaky skin shortly after applying the retinol cream. Also, everyone that uses retinol cream will have a higher sensitivity to light in the treated area. Therefore, make sure you always wear sun screen so your skin does not get damaged while outside.

Retinol Cream on Sensitive Skin
Anyone that has sensitive skin should be cautious when using retinol cream. There will be no major issues if you follow the instructions provided with the product. You may also want to look for a more informative article on using retinol cream on sensitive skin.

You will only be applying the retinol cream once every three days when first starting the treatment. After a while you can start to apply the retinol cream on your skin every night. There are also various possible side effects to using retinol cream on sensitive skin. Even if you follow the instructions perfectly you may still experience these side effects.

The common side effects would be burning and stinging in the affected area, as well as peeling skin. If any of these side effects do not go away after two or three days then you should stop using the retinol cream.

While this article has mostly discussed prescription retinol cream there are still retinol creams that can be purchased as an over-the-counter drug. As the prescription retinol cream is very strong, it may not be the best choice for everyone. Retinol cream can be very useful for treating various skin conditions such as acne but you will have to be careful that you do not irritate the condition.

If you are looking to improve the overall health of your skin then retinol cream is not the only answer. This product can help get rid of acne and treat your skin but it will not improve the overall health of your skin dramatically. Instead, you should look into ways you can keep your skin healthy. It may be more important that you focus on what you eat, drink, and determine what else may be triggering various skin problems for you. On the outside it is necessary that your skin remains moisturized and the same goes for inside your body. Therefore, it is very important that you always keep hydrated.

To conclude, if you want a strong skin care product then retinol cream would be a good choice but make sure you go out of your way to keep your skin healthy from the inside as well.

Last updated on Jan 6th, 2011 and filed under Drugs and Medications. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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