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Do I need retinol

I keep hearing people talk about how important retinol is and as a 19 year old man Idk much about skincare should I be using it?
Reply 1
Honestly for me I have survived without the use of skincare or suncream and to anyone coming at me in the comments I DONT CARE IF I GET WRINKLES!!! I break out severely the second I use it. If you do use skincare on a regular basis you can introduce it in your routine, but if you are prone to breaking out leave it.
Original post by Anonymous
I keep hearing people talk about how important retinol is and as a 19 year old man Idk much about skincare should I be using it?


is this the same person who posted abt the ordinary vs inkey?

but anyways j leave off the retinol tbh, it's hyped mostly for it's anti-ageing ability and if ur 19 i highly doubt u need it - if nothing else, j wear spf bcthat protects ur skin from skincancer n wrinkling when ur older anyways
Reply 3
Original post by Anonymous
I keep hearing people talk about how important retinol is and as a 19 year old man Idk much about skincare should I be using it?


I say yes to Idk it is a vegan and cruelty free product. However do you need it I don't know try and go for a skin consultation. That;s if you not already had one and live city their free. For some strengths of Retinoic acid you may need a prescription. You'll only receive that if and only if (iff) a medical practitioner judges you as requiring it.

With normal range retinol (Vitamin A) shop beauty consultant will advise you on the right product you, if you need and are looking to use retinol(vitamin A) to increase skin cell production (proliferation). It will help unclog pores. Retinol also exfoliates your skin and increases collagen production, which may reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, giving your skin a fresher, plump appearance.

However I don't think at 19 we will be worrying about wrinkles. My only caveat for reasons of health and safety is Don't Mix: Retinol with vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide, and AHA/BHA acids. AHA and BHA acids are exfoliating, which can dry out the skin and cause further irritation if your skincare routine already includes retinol.

You obviously care about your skin and I wonder if you have ever considered helping others with their and perhaps getting into the business of product development or becoming an Aesthetics Practitioner?
https://www.theuniguide.co.uk/search/course?utf8=%E2%9C%93&c%5Bq%5D=Cosmetic+Science

HOW to add NIACINAMIDE to your formulations (B3)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeKTjIc-eqY

It not just what we put on our skin but what we eat a good nutritional balance diet keeps our skin healthy. In addition good sleep hygiene. I like to eat grapes for this reason here a whole list of other foods. This type of skincare you should definitely should be using it is internal everyday. Good sleep hygiene (rest) so your body can rebuild as you sleep and heal.

Sleep depravation
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ptWSoG5bAhQ

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-foods-for-healthy-skin

https://www.skincancer.org/blog/sun-protection-and-vitamin-d/

All the best...

:hello:
Reply 4
Original post by Anonymous
I keep hearing people talk about how important retinol is and as a 19 year old man Idk much about skincare should I be using it?

Personally, you got nothing to lose. Make sure to do research and start at a low dose. Many people find that their skin is getting worse and they get results after 5 months or so, so it really depends if you wanna go through that. If you start now, im sure ur future self would be thanful. If you do, make sure to wear sunscreen as ur skin will be much more sensitive.
The bare minimum skincare i think anyone should have is a cleanser ,moisturizer and sunscreen.

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