Retinoids are widely used to treat acne and prevent aging. They are available both over-the-counter and via prescription, though stronger retinoids usually require a dermatologist's (or general doctor's) approval.
Many people get confused by the many different types of retinoids out there and find them to be irritating for their skin. However, with proper use, retinoids are actually really great skin care products!
Retinoids are more complicated than your regular acne and anti-aging treatment product, so I've dedicated a whole section of Skinacea.com to explain what retinoids are, what they do, and how to make them work for you:
- What Are Retinoids?
- Types of Retinoids
- Gel vs. Cream Formulations
- Natural vs. Synthetic Retinoids
- Use Retinoids the Right Way
- Side Effects and Precautions
With proper use of retinoids and a dose of patience, you will be on your way to having more youthful, smooth, and even-toned skin!