Retinols and retinoids can be a valuable addition to your skincare routine, but you need to allow some time for your skin to adjust to these products. Retinol is notoriously irritating at the beginning phases of use, which is why a lot of women stop using it before seeing any results. Retinol oils are a great way to deliver the benefits of retinol, while reducing the downside of dry, flakey skin.
Initially, your skin may purge (bring underlying blemishes to the surface quicker), peel, and experience some mild inflammation when you start using a retinol. But once your skin settles down, it will be worth the effort. Remember to ease your skin into retinol use, and gradually phase it into your routine. Once your skin adjusts, you’ll be enjoying the benefits of smoother, more even-toned and supple skin from this effective ingredient.