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What Is ‘Retinol’ And Why Every Single Guy Really Needs It Right Now

There’s only one thing stopping David Beckham from wrinkling up—retinol. No way erratic facial patterns or ageing indications at 30 would make a Victoria Beckham hang for long. But mind you, this anti-ageing mojo isn’t anything new for the grooming industry. As a derivative of Vitamin A and a vital ingredient in age-defying products, over years of existence, it’s clinically proven to offer better and younger looking skin in men. It reduces fine lines, minimizes pore size, kicks oil build-up and helps in achieving a smooth skin texture. However, consult a dermatologist before taking the plunge. Since on rare occasions, its usage can turn awry for proprietors of sensitive skin and guys who’re prone to frequent/sporadic break outs.

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But dude, how does Retinol even help?

As you age, your skin cells saturate with any kind of collagen (AKA skin protein) production. Result? Loose, thin, wrinkled skin. Lesser the collagen, lower the ability of water retention and hence, you’re prone to skin folds and lines (or in lay man terms, wrinkles). “Where Retinol really comes in handy, is in improving and modifying your skin’s epidermal differentiation, collagen synthesis and pigmentary changes that come with age”, says Dr. Narmada Matang, renowned dermatologist and founder of Neo Skin and Cosmetic Clinic.

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When should you start using it?

“Early twenties is the best time to start with this age-snipping regime. Use Retinol-based sunscreens in the day and moisturising creams before hitting the bed. And as the late 20s approach, throw in some exfoliation and collagen-building or re-modelling applications, besides the usual protection and moisturisation”, says Matang. Point to remember: only a few R-abled products in the market right now are targeted towards men. But don’t fret—they’re all marketing strategies. They’re just as effective for guys as well. Yet, as we said, don’t shy away from a visit to the Dermat anyway.

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In what form is Retinol available out there?

Billions of racks selling anti-ageing products for men may not have droplets of age-snipping soldiers within (we mean, Retinol). That said, some multitasking creams with moisturisers and serums like vitamin C/E are stuffed with them. Some come in the form of sunscreens too. But stick to sun-protection only during the day, since Retinol is photo-sensitive and may reverse its effects in stark rays. However, while buying over-the-counter products or medical tip-offs, the baseline remains: do nothing before consulting. 

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How to use, how often to use?

“For starters, begin with a four week long regime and post that, bring in alterations with ordinary moisturisers or serums. Turn to recurrent changes in certain products too, according to the season and your skin type too”, suggests Dr. Narmada. All in all, buy these right away:

1. Clinique Repair wear Laser Focus

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Buy it here for Rs. 7,728.

2. SkinCeuticals Retinol 0.5 Refining Night Cream

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Buy it here for Rs. 5,930.

3. Shiseido Deep Wrinkle Corrector for Men

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Buy it here for Rs. 7,653.

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Source of news : Mensxp

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