Retinol, the holy grail of skincare will forever remain to be the most effective and necessary ingredient for fundamental skin transformation.. However, and while the tried-and-true benefits of retinol have been donning this reputation solely in winter months, we are here today to discuss that you can still incorporate retinol into your summertime skincare regimen and be totally fine..
Contrary to popular opinion, retinoids, which balance and hydrate skin, are necessary during warmer months too. By switching to lighter moisturizers in the summer -with a hefty dose of SPF- of course, you are definitely allowed to continue with your retinoid usage during summer, however, in the form of retinol serum.
Heavier forms and textures of retinol that come in creams can be altered to a lighter alternative, while delivering the same hardcore results that retinol is renown for.. Controlling acne, brightening skin tone, boosting collagen production as well as reducing fine lines and wrinkles are safely achievable during hot summer days.. Retinol serum summer options deliver the same benefits, as well as a few extra soothing properties to provide soothing benefits.
By applying these serums once a day to clean skin before other moisturizers at bedtime, one can decrease the chances of photosensitivity.
Summer retinol use requires diligent sunscreen application. Think of it this way, shield and protect by day, repair and regenerate by night! This doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a day at the beach in the sun, but consider skipping the retinol the night before, seeking shade whenever possible and arming yourself with sunscreen, a hat, umbrella, and sunglasses!
CIIN provides you with some retinol serum options that you can safely use during warm summer days!