Why lockdown is a great time to start Retinolby Lockdown Aesthetics Admin
Lockdown is a great time to start using or increase your Retinol usage
For those who take their skincare regime very seriously, the fact that all aesthetic clinics and beauty salons are closed and unlikely to reopen in the near future is disconcerting. Of course we all will stay home to protect the NHS - that goes without saying - but how can we make the most of this time when we are socially isolating? One answer is to start or increase the level of Retinol in your regime.
Why is Retinol important in skincare?
Retinol is your most powerful ally in the fight against premature ageing. Retinol sweeps away the dead, dull cells so brightening the skin and stimulating repair and collagen production at the deepest level of the skin. In effective concentrations, Retinol may cause redness and dryness but as we are staying home more and social distancing, this isn't such a big problem. We can even be a bit more aggressive than we would normally be, so speeding up the process.
The job of the different Retinols include:
- increase cell turnover and so brighten the skin
- suppress and reduce pigmentation and so give uniformity of colour
- stimulate collagen and so tighten the skin
- act deeper in the skin and so address deeper wrinkles and skin texture
ZO skincare Retinol products are formulated so that the effects are deeper in the skin with less surface irritation. They are only available from registered aestheticians and it's important that you contact us with your concerns and send a video so we can provide a detailed consultation.
As long as you are on the essentials ( e.g. ZO Daily Skincare Kit) and an effective sunscreen you can add in a stronger Retinol dependent on your skin’s needs.
ZO Retinols include:
- Wrinkle and Texture Repair
- Radical Night Repair
- Retinol Skin Brightener 0.25-1.0%
- Skin Firming Cream
Please get advice from the experts first - even in lockdown.
You can, of course, start using Retinol products very slowly and get little to no redness or dryness.