IF you have incorporated retinol into your skincare routine then good for you, did you know however that there is a new trend of adding retinol to body lotions so that the skin on the rest of your body can reap the benefits as well? A derivative of vitamin A, retinol is one of those magical ingredients that has so many benefits to count. Boosting cell turnover, stimulating collagen production, and treating pigmentation by reducing melanin production, to name a few. For those same exact benefits we are keen on incorporating retinol into our body skincare routine as well. Just as with the face, start slow and gradually build up usage to avoid irritation. Read below for 6 surprising benefits of using retinol-based body lotions.
1 || Stretch Marks
Using a retinol-based body lotion for three weeks had a great effect on reducing the appearance of stretch marks. The stretch marks will become lighter in color and less defined. Using a retinol body lotion to treat stretch marks can also be used by younger women who are still in their twenties.
2 || Smoothing
If you suffer from dry patches of skin then a retinol body lotion is the answer for you. Due to its skin resurfacing quality, retinol can be a possible treatment for the rough skin patches that are eczema related. Retinol will work on smoothing the texture of the skin and unifying the pigmentation associated with it. Consult a physician prior to embarking on such a treatment.
3 || Skin Bumps
For those suffering from the harmless skin condition that causes them to have raised bumps usually on the upper arms, then retinol can help. Many people claimed that their keratosis pilaris condition responded drastically to retinol.
4 || Even Out Skin Tone
If you suffer from acne marks on your body, or other skin conditions that result in discolouration of the skin such as Psoriasis then retinol can help you unify the discolouration that results from these conditions.
5 || Tightening
Many people have witnessed a positive tightening of their skin after the use of retinol-based body lotions. Dare I say that it can help with the dimpled look of cellulite? Some say it might but we have to try it out for ourselves to judge.
6 || Anti-Aging
If you a want a product that targets all anti-aging symptoms be they dry skin, wrinkles, discolouration, and skin texture differences among others then again it is retinol. Don’t forget to use it on your hands as they’re the ones most exposed to the sun.