Why you might be doing skincare wrong

The time to start a pro-youth (my preferred replacement for the word ‘anti-aging’) skincare regimen is before you need it. Most people wait until they start seeing fine lines on their face before they start running for the anti-aging products.  Wrong. The time to start such a regimen is when your skin is young, so you can keep it that way best as you can, and ward off the effects of time and the elements/environment on skin. By doing this, you give your skin the tools it needs to stay vibrant.

Retinol for skincare

There are a host of substances known to keep skin youthful but I’m going to limit myself to what I currently believe to be the mother of them all. Who knows what God will allow scientists to discover tomorrow!


Also known as Vitamin A, Retinol is in a class of substances called retinoids, known to have a number of great benefits for skin. Retinol is a powerful antioxidant that helps combat the harmful effects of free radicals in skin cells. It also boosts collagen and increases cell turnover. The effect of these actions is a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, and the disappearance of hyperpigmentation.

So if you want to keep skin smooth and youthful-looking, get rid of discolouration, reduce fine lines, and generally have firm glowing skin, then you know Retinol in your skincare regimen is a product you might want to give a go.

Other benefits

As a class, retinoids are known to treat acne. I rely on my Retinol serum to keep those annoying Lone Ranger-style pimples at bay. With my Redermic I’ve also noticed that my skin is smoother, more supple and the hyperpigmentation is gone. I was also using one other product to help with the skin tone, which doubled as SPF.

You must use an SPF of 30 or more when using Retinol, as 1) it may make your skin a bit sensitive so you need UV protection and 2) Retinol is degraded by UV so you ought to layer on an SPF moisturiser or use it only at night.

Update your beauty regimen with this gem, future you will thank you!

Find out if your favourite beauty brand has an anti-aging a pro-youth skincare product range and up your routine. Here are some other options as well. Click on the pictures to compare prices on amazon.


*These recommendations are not given as medical advice. Please talk to your physician/pharmacist to find out if you have any reasons barring you from using Retinol.


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