As skin starts aging it make skin dull and rough. The skin doesn’t look firm and all the glow fades away. The skin starts showing symptoms like wrinkles, fine lines and also roughness in skin. Moreover the years of exposure to sun starts showing its effects on skin.
To prevent or reverse the signs of aging there are two products available that are Retinol and Retinoid. Skincare products which are retin based are worth taking.
They have ability to fight acne, reduce wrinkles, increase blood flow in skin, increase cellular turnover, even skin tone and boost up collagen.
I have discussed about the Retinoid in previous blog. Today in this blog, I am sharing what is the difference between retinoid and retinol.
So, let’s start with what is Retinoid? What does Retinol do to your face? Retinoid are Vitamin A which unclogs the pores, boost collagen to reduce fine lines and speed cell turnover to remove discoloration of skin and to give smooth skin. Retinoid show results in 1 month or so.
First retinoid which was approved by FDA is tretinoin. This retinoid was approved almost 40 years ago for the treatment of Acne’s. It has also be seen that patients using retinoid experiences softer, brighter skin.
3 types of Retinoids:- These days there are three retinoids which are prescribed the most.
It is found that tazarotene is stronger than tretinoin and adapalene is the gentlest but less effective.
Retinoids products help with acne, anti-aging and hyper-pigmentation. It helps your skin to slough dead skin cells at a normal rate so that dead skin cells do not bind together and clog the pores. It is important because if your oil ducts get clogged, you can get acne. It also have anti-inflammatory effects.
For whom retinoid is good?
Retinoid encourage cellular turnover which slows down in your 30s. It works well on brown spots and patches, encourages collagen and elastin production. It also reduces the pores size.
For those who have closed comedons (blackheads, whiteheads, bumps and clogged pores), it help to restore the cell organization and reduce bumps and smoothes skin.
What is Retinol? Retinol is form of Vitamin A that naturally occurs in skin. It is commonly found in skincare products in concentrations of around 0.05 to 1 percent. When retinol is applied to the skin then the enzymes convert into retinoic acid which improves the fine lines, discoloration and revitalize skin.
The process of converting the retinol to retinoic acid generally takes several weeks. In fact, it could take 3 to 6 months of daily usage of retinol based products to provide visible results.
For whom retinol is good?
Retinol helps to fade hyper pigmentation and provides smoother skin. It should be used by those who get white heads, closed comedones and clogged pores. Retinol will help to clear all these issues with continuous use, but the results will be bit slower than retinoid.
Which is better Retinol or Retinoid?
Every individual is unique and have its own skin type. It can be seen that adding only retinol to your skin can provide good results what people are looking for. If retinol products are ineffective than retinoid such as Retin-A will work. This should be taken with the dermatologist’s prescription only. The physician will prescribe properly according to skin type and concerns.
So, this is the difference between retinoid and retinol. Start using these according to the skin type to look younger in you 40s.