How Retinol, A Food Source Which Is Known For Its Skin Care Benefits, May Contribute To Liver And Kidney Diseases
Retinol is a form of Vitamin A. I’m not sure how to explain this product’s name. Retinol is derived from the term “ripe fruit,” which is why fruits such as oranges are often cited as sources of Retinol. But can Retinol be beneficial for everyone, or just those who are extremely prone to having their skin breakout? My experience with Retinol over the years has led me to conclude that there are benefits to using this product.
In a nutshell, Retinol is a type of vitamin A derivative. It is commonly used in topical creams and lotions to promote tissue regeneration and to exfoliate the skin. As my experience with Retinol in my practice shows, it works well at promoting tissue regeneration in a way similar to Vitamin A. However, the concentration of retinoic acid in Retinol is much higher than what is found in retinoids found in fruits or vegetables, so the skin does require some time to heal after topical applications.
My experience with Retinol revealed several unpleasant side effects, including redness, peeling, itching, burning, swelling, and sensitivity. These side effects are typically mild to moderate and can subside within a day or two of daily use. A few weeks after topical applications are discontinued, however, the skin can show signs of increased redness and discomfort. A few months of usage is usually necessary to see any results. If you have dark circles, bags under the eyes, or excessive fine lines and wrinkles, Retinol may not be the right solution.
Retinol is also one of the best vitamin A alternatives available. The best option for those with particularly sensitive skin or dry skin is to choose an all-natural alternative. Vitamin A is best absorbed when it is included as a component of a moisturizer. In my experience, the best products for this purpose are the ones that are all natural and include Shea butter, Babassu, Avocado Oil, or Jojoba. The moisturizing agent should be compatible with the skin’s own oil and contain antioxidants to help fight the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.
There were a few negative side effects experienced by those who used Retinol, but they were very minor. Redness around the eye was the most common complaint. This redness generally lasted for a day or two and then disappeared. My experience with retinol showed that it was not irritating; rather, it helped to reduce redness. Some people may experience a mild stinging sensation when the top layer of skin comes into contact with the bottom layer of the dermis.
One cautionary note: Retinol is formulated in a different form from the Retinol found in topical creams, such as Neutrogena on the market. In that product, Retinol is only available as a cream. According to Shah, “retinol is formulated as a skin emollient, and not a vitamin, so it would not be appropriate for infants.” According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there are no significant benefits for the benefits that can be gained by using Retinol, so it should be avoided in that form.
Retinol is commonly included in anti-aging products such as creams and lotions. Although it promotes cell turnover and reduces wrinkling, it does not stimulate collagen production. In fact, when Retinol is used in combination with another vitamin, it can stimulate collagen production and promote cell turnover. Retinol also contains other antioxidants that can be helpful for healthy skin, including vitamin E and selenium. The benefits of Retinol extend beyond its skin care benefits, however. According to Shah, “it may help prevent the formation of age spots and may reduce age-related damage to the liver and kidneys.”
It is important that anyone using Retinol to treat acne, psoriasis, or skin aging read the ingredient label carefully. Some acne treatments contain alpha hydroxy acids, which can cause redness and irritation. If you have any questions about the product you are considering, don’t hesitate to contact the manufacturer. They can provide accurate information about Retinol and the products it is included in.