Retinol is one of the top skincare ingredients and there’s no need to stop at your jawline. It’s important to show your body some love too. What better way to do that than with a powerhouse ingredient such as this. Some commonly asked questions are listed below.
Is it safe to use on my body?
Traditionally Retinols have been used for the face, however recent studies have proven the efficacy it has on your body as well. Applying Retinol to your body will help to improve signs of premature aging and rough, bumpy skin. You will also notice a decrease in the appearance of scars and hyperpigmentation.
What results will yield from consistent application?
Retinol is a derivative of Vitamin A which means it’s the gold standard ingredient for improvement of the signs of aging. It increases dead skin cell turnover resulting in more radiant, youthful appearing skin.
Noticeable results include a soft hydrated chest, hands, arms, elbows, knees, and legs. There will be improvement in skin elasticity and firmness. You will notice improvement in the appearance of scars and skin texture as well.
It’s an all-season body essential with skin protecting antioxidants to improve the appearance of aging skin.
How do I apply it?
Generously massage your Retinol Body Elixir into dry or damp skin for best results. Apply to areas that you see fit. Be sure to apply sunscreen as retinol will make your skin more sensitive to the sun, which can result in a burn.
Can I use the Retinol I apply to my face, on my body?
No, you cannot use the same formula on your body, that you use on your face. The skin on our face can handle a higher percentage of Retinol than our bodies’ can. This is a critical ingredient to pay attention to when choosing the appropriate Retinol blend for your body.
An ideal percentage of Retinol for your face is 1%, whereas a formula with 0.3% Retinol should be used on your body.
What product do you recommend?
I recommend using Lekko’s Resurface and Renew Retinol Body Elixir. With its silky smooth, non-greasy formula, you’ll surely notice an impactful transformation on your body. Formulated with a vegan blend of ingredients, including 0.3% Retinol, you won’t find many other body treatments like this on the market.