If you haven't added a retinol to your regimen by now, you're missing out on the single best ant-aging ingredient ever. That's a bold statement, but it's true.
Retinol should be your first line of defense, when it comes to anti-aging. It's a product that has been proven to actually do what it says, and is both available in prescription strengths and over the counter varieties.
So what does it do? Simply put, Retinols aid the skin in cell turn-over, keeping it looking new and fresh. They also thin-out the skin slightly which makes fine lines and wrinkles appear more shallow. Retinols also help to keep pores tighter and smaller in size- which goes along way in making skin appear youthful.
One such product that I have been using and loving these days is the StriVectin Advanced Retinol Pore Refiner. It is a lightweight daily anti-aging moisturizer, with powerful pore refining properties.
This stuff goes to town on your face, and instantly smooths and shrinks pores. But over time the results are that much better, because that Retinol has a chance to do it's best work on your face long term. The scent is pleasant, and the consistency is really lightweight, non greasy and smooth. It works great under makeup during the day, and can also be used at night during your skincare routine for better results. I like to focus it in the center of my face, where the pores are largest, then blend outward and upward.
Now remember that anything with Retinol in it will be pricey. Effective ingredients always are. But when it comes to your face, using high quality products is an investment that will pay off in the long run. I hope you'll give it a try!