What is retinol?
Retinol is derived from vitamin A. It boosts the amount of collagen your body makes and plumps out skin, cutting down fine lines and wrinkles. It also improves skin tone and reduces mottled patches.
What should I apply after retinol serum?
Using a retinol-based product may make the top layer of your skin dry and flaky.
So, you should absolutely use a moisturizer after applying retinol.
What to avoid while using retinol for first time users?
Don't mix Retinol with vitamin C, benzoyl peroxide, and AHA/BHA acids. AHA and BHA acids are exfoliating, which can dry out skin and cause further irritation if it's the first time you include retinol in your skincare routine. Once you get used to retinol, then you can add all back to your routine.
What happens if I use too much retinol?
If you use too much retinol, it will produce too much cell division, causing large numbers of immature cells to rise up to the surface without the proper bonds to hold them together. When too many cells rise up to the surface, the skin can start to peel, resulting in skin sensitivity, stinging, and redness.