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Retinol makes women under age of 30 look older - Dermatologist

Retinol makes women under age of 30 look older - Dermatologist Illustrative photo (Freepik)
Author: Maria Kholina

Retinol has become a popular skincare product among women, but it may cause more harm than good, according to dermatologist Niyati Sharma.

The dermatologist warns women against using certain skincare products, claiming they will make them look older than they actually are.

According to Dr. Niyati Sharma, too many women under the age of 30 are using strong anti-aging skincare products, which may have the opposite effect.

Thus, the medic recommends avoiding the addition of aggressive active ingredients, including retinol, for women under 30.

She explained that this strong skincare ingredient can damage young skin and actually accelerate the aging process.

"What people need to understand is that if used on skin that is too young, the skin barrier can be damaged and retinoids will do more harm than good," she said.

What you need to know about retinol

Retinol is a form of vitamin A added to creams, lotions, and serums. Although it is also used to prevent acne, it is known for its anti-aging benefits.

Recently, retinol products have become popular among young people through TikTok.

Although Dr. Sharma acknowledges the potential benefits of retinol, including reducing fine lines, pigmentation, and uneven skin texture, it should be used with caution.

According to her, people should consider adding retinoids to their skincare routine at the age of 30 and not earlier. And this should be done under the guidance of a professional.

"A doctor can prescribe something that will be much stronger than what's available over the counter in beauty stores, providing advice on the best way to use and apply it for the desired outcome," summarized the dermatologist.

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