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Why Retinol is just what your skincare routine needs

Wrinkles, like aging, can’t be avoided. They might make any person look distinguished and give them an air of a life fully lived. 

Only, there’s a difference between looking experienced and just straight up looking tired all the time. Retinol is one anti-aging ingredient to consider incorporating into your routine, and doing it through a Serum is one of the best ways to do it.

Retinol is a form of vitamin A that causes skin cells to turn over more rapidly, boosting collagen in the process. It’s effective in reversing sun damage, fighting acne, reducing wrinkles, and shrinking pores. It’s just as effective for men as it is for women, even though, like most skincare products, it’s mostly marketed to women. But this is a trend that is rapidly changing given the choice of products being developed (like Bonfire & Bourbon) with both women and men in mind.

Bonfire & Bourbon’s Anti-aging Serum with 2% Retinol is a light, highly concentrated liquid, packed with vital active ingredients. It’s made up of fast-absorbing, small molecules designed to go where lotions and creams cannot. The small molecules penetrate deeper into your skin to deliver rich antioxidants and collagen boosters.

Like all good products, it’s important to learn how to use them and use them responsibly – Since retinol is such a powerful ingredient, it can cause skin to redden or peel if used inappropriately. 

Typically, though, it just takes a little time for the skin to adjust.

One should begin by slowly adding it into a nightly routine one to two times per week for the first week and increasing it gradually from there, depending on how the skin reacts.

If there is visible redness or peeling, use it once per week for a month then increase to twice per week and monitor the skin for irritation before increasing use.

When using a retinol serum one should allow it to be absorbed in the skin for 20 to 30 minutes before applying another product on top. It is also imperative to use sunscreen daily to protect skin while using retinol, as it can become more sensitive to the sun.

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