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A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO RETINOL

Chatelaine’s Beauty and Fashion writer, Emily MacCulloch sat down with Amanda Mizen for advice on how to incorporate retinol into a skincare routine for the best results!

“The holy grail of skincare. The fountain of youth. These are just a few terms used to describe retinol, a form of vitamin A with a long list of benefits. From results like improved skin texture, boosted collagen production and diminished acne, it’s easy to see why retinol is so beloved in the beauty world. We asked dermatologist Julia Carroll and medical aesthetician Amanda Mizen (she owns North Medical Spa in Toronto) for advice on how to incorporate retinol into a skincare routine for the best results. Plus, peruse our picks for the best retinol formulas—from mild to potent.”

“What are the skincare benefits of using retinol? Retinol helps unclog pores, exfoliate and smooth the skin, reduce the appearance of pigmentation, improve skin hydration, treat acne, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. “They’re the ultimate selection for ‘getting it all done skincare,’” says Mizen. According to Carroll, retinol can also thicken the dermis (the layer below the surface of the skin) over time, which makes skin healthier and appear more youthful.”

Read the full article online here.