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Skincare Tips: 3 Popular Myths About Retinol Debunked By Expert

Skincare tips: Retinol is a popular skincare products commonly used these days. In this article, Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta explains common myths about retinol you should stop believing.

Skincare Tips: 3 Popular Myths About Retinol Debunked By Expert

Skincare tips: Retinol can help you fight acne, wrinkles, fine lines and other skin issues

HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Retinol should be used carefully under expert guidance
  2. Retinol show results slowly and gradually
  3. Use of retinol will not lead to irritated skin

Retinol has gained huge popularity in the past year. It has become a common ingredient of skincare routine these days. You might have come across the benefits of retinol for your skin. It is a type of retinoid which is made from vitamin A. Retinol helps control acne, signs of ageing (fine lines, age spots and wrinkles), sun damage, uneven skin texture and much more. There are several myths around retinol you should stop believing to use it safely. Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta took to Instagram to bust popular myths about retinol and its uses. Keep reading and know the truth about retinol.

Skincare tips: Popular myths about retinol


1. It dries out your skin

It is commonly believed that using retinol can make your skin dry and thin. The dermatologist says that retinol does not irritate or dry out your skin.

Also read: What Is Retinol? Here's How It Can Help You Fight Skin Problems; Know How To Use Safely

2. Not suitable for sensitive skin

Yes, it is a myth that those with sensitive skin should not use retinol. But it should be applied carefully after consulting your dermatologist if you have sensitive skin.

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People with sensitive skin can also use retinol under expert guidance
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3. Gives instant results

The use of retinol may not offer you results overnight. It delivers slow but sure results.

Also read: Prepare Try These Homemade Masks According To Your Skin Type For A Natural Glowhttps://doctor.ndtv.com/skin/skincare-tips-prepare-try-these-homemade-masks-according-to-your-skin-type-for-a-natural-glow-2318249

Dr. Mittal further shares a few tips you should follow when using retinol-

1. Always see your dermatologist for a retinol prescription. It is important to understand your skin type and the dosage safe as per your skin type.

2. Introduce retinol into your routine slowly (1-2 times per week at a low dosage). You should not overload your skincare routine with retinol suddenly.

3. Pair retinol with a hydrating moisturiser to ease any dryness. You can also ask your dermatologist about the best products to pair with it.

Also read: Skincare Tips: Do Skin Cleansers Affect pH Levels Of Skin? Dermatologist Explains

(Dr. Geetika Mittal Gupta is a dermatologist at Delhi, Mumbai and Gurgaon)


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