5 Retinol Myths Busted- Check Out Here!
There are several Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to using Retinol.
- Do AHA and BHA deactivate Retinol?
- Should Retinol be only used at night?
- Are Retinol and Vitamin C work antagonists to each other?
It’s a NO. There isn’t any scientific research that answers these apt.
The most formulated fear amongst all is the use of Retinol can aggravate the skin. So, well yes, skin type concern is an important feature to be considered before using any of the skincare products, not just retinol. Also, for better effects, one should always use well-formulated products that respond to your skin to different concentrations of retinol.
Let’s get some myths busted that surround this skincare product-
MYTH 1- RETINOL EXFOLIATES SKIN
It is a popular confusion. But, Retinol is an Antioxidant. It helps to restore skin ingredients that enhance skin qualities. However, flaking of skin should not be messed up with exfoliation. If it happens so, you should try to switch to a different concentration of Retinol. Flaking off is characteristic shedding of dead skin due to AHA and BHA.
MYTH 2- RETINOL IS LIGHT-SENSITIVE
It is perfect to wear Retinol during the daytime as long as you wear sunscreen over them. Research has stated that it works better with SPF-rated products and also with Vitamin A, C, and E.
MYTH 3 – RETINOL AND VITAMIN C ARE ANTAGONIST
A recent study has shown that Retinol pairing up with Vitamin C can be effective in facing any environmental conditions. Since Vitamin C is all about Ascorbic acid, it does not interfere with retinol to deactivate its effect. After all, our skin is naturally acidic and Retinol is all about Vitamin A.
MYTH 4 – RETINOL AND EXFOLIANT TOGETHER ARE A MESS
No studies have been able to prove that AHA and BHA make Retinol less effective implemented in the same skincare routine.
MYTH 5 – THE pH of AHA AND BHA REDUCES RETINOL’S ACTIVITY
AHA and BHA have low pH which makes them effective and also states us that it turns the skin acidic. As, normally our skin is already acidic, so pH values of neither of the above mess up between them. AHA and BHA help the skin by removing the entire layer of dead cells for proper absorption of the other skincare products.
‘R’ is a frenzied word.
‘R’ stands for Retinol in our Skincare dictionary.
Brush off the myths, and go for some beauty lessons. Retinol is all yours, dear beauty lovers.