Dr. Joel Schlessinger featured in Marie Claire as an expert on retinols
Retinol is a go-to ingredient that many dermatologists recommend to help reduce signs of aging on the complexion. This powerhouse ingredient is available in so many forms and concentrations that it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. In the September 2015 issue of Marie Claire magazine, Dr. Joel Schlessinger shared information about retinol and how to incorporate it into your routine.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger and other experts explain the evolution of retinols.
Retinol encourages cell exfoliation and many people may have tried a version of retinol which was too harsh for their skin. Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains how the formulas have changed recently.
“The initial theory was to make it as strong as possible for the best results but we realized the irritation was counterproductive,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains. “Now the approach is kinder and gentler but still getting us to the same place.”
The article explains how you should use retinol products. They should only be used at night and you should begin by applying it once every two or three days to allow your skin to become acclimated. You should use retinol products sparingly; a pea-size amount is enough for your entire face.
“People tend to think if a little is good, a lot is better,” Dr. Joel Schlessinger says. “This is definitely the wrong approach when it comes to retinol.”
Using a retinol product will help smooth skin and fade signs of aging, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
The article features retinol products for all skin types and sensitivities including a few of Dr. Joel Schlessinger’s favorites. Dermalogica Overnight Retinol Repair exfoliates the complexion to create a smoother and softer texture. The formula accelerates cell renewal to create a more youthful and radiant appearance.
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