Prescription retinoids will generally begin to show improvement in your skin’s texture within 6-8 weeks if used three to four nights a week. Non-prescription retinol like Advanced Resurfacing Serum will show improvement in 8-10 weeks but the benefit of retinol is that you won’t have the drying and peeling like you will with the prescriptions.
With both options, every skin type varies so actually some will see improvement much sooner than others depending on the thickness of their skin and the severity of sun damage they are trying to improve. These products do take time to work but without a doubt, long term use will change your skin by affecting gene expression to remodel the skin on a cellular level giving your skin a smoother texture with smaller pores and less visible lines, wrinkles and brown spots.
If you’re not currently using any of these ingredients as part of your nightly routine, I highly suggest you start now. For those over 30 showing visible sun damage, it will greatly improve your skin over time and if you’re under 30, they work great to preventing premature skin aging. For best results, you must use them consistently. You will not be able take advantage of the benefits if you use it sporadically. For more information about retinol and prescription retinoids, watch this video.
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