Published By: Urbee Sarkar

Scared Of Using Retinol? A Few Myths about Retinol Debunked

Retinol is a revolutionary product in the history of skincare!

Retinol has become a powerful skincare ingredient over the past few years and while it can be a one stop solution for most your skin problems, it is also a little scary. Given the potency of retinol, this ingredient comes with a lot of dos and don’ts, rules that might often feel complicated. However, complicated it might be, it is no secret that retinol is your best friend when you want a miracle to happen to your skin in a short amount of time. However, the extra cautious nature of people around retinol has also given birth to quite a few myths surrounding it. Here are some of the most popular retinol myths that are not true!

Dry Skin People Should Stay Away From Retinol

One of the side effects of using retinol that most people complain about is that it could cause dryness and peeling on the skin. This often leads to the misconception that retinol should not be people who have dry skin. Truth be told, retinol is probably not ideal for those with dry skin, but it is not something that could not be tolerated. Dermatologists suggest that using retinol results in collagen synthesis that repairs tissues and improves skin elasticity both which are especially important for dry skin. If you are just getting started with retinol, it would result in some skin irritation and peeling at first. But, that should go away in a few weeks.

Retinol Should Not Be Used In Under And Around Your Eyes

Given that the skin around the eyes is the first spot to see wrinkles, it makes absolutely no sense that retinol should not be used around the eyes. The skin around our eyes is delicate and thin and also absorbs products more than any other part of the face. Naturally, if you do not take proper measures to protect the skin around the eyes, using retinol in that part could cause irritation. What you should do instead is apply a good layer of a hydrating moisturizer and sunscreen around your eyes while using retinol there.

Retinol Should Be Applied Over Dry Skin

Most people suggest applying retinol on dry skin especially if you have sensitive skin. However, that might limit the chances of retinol penetrating into your skin. Apply retinol on a slightly damp face for the best results.