Here is all you need to know in a simple guide on how to apply Retinol Retin-A Tretinoin Tanzorac & Tazarotene.
First of all, they are all included in the retinol retinoid family. Retinol is much weaker than Retin-A
because at first, it has to be converted into retinoic acid which retinol is not. Retin-A is retinoic acid and is a much stronger powerful potent retinoid even the strongest retinol is not as strong as the lowest concentration of Retin-A or Tazorac.
Retinol Retin-A Tretinoin Tazorac & Tazarotene are all advised to be applied as the last product you use at night before going to bed so the efficiency of the product is at its maximum benefit during the hours of no sunlight and can not be ineffective by being exposed to sunlight
My advice would be always to start off which a gentle retinol product such as Retik or derived retinol begin by using 3 night’s a week after your nighttime skincare routine pat your face dry apply evenly all over your face avoid contact with the corners of your eyes mouth nose areas, as they are more sensitive.
The following morning concentrate on hydrating your skin as Retinol can be drying a hyaluronic acid product and a vitamin C+E Ferulic acid product would be great to add to your routine also followed by a deeply intensely hydrating barrier recovery moisturizer which is available in-store Lipidz
. I recommend to all retinol Retin-A Tretinoin Tanzorac & Tazarotene.
The next very important and last product is SPF50 many bloggers recommend SPF30 but I am a strong believer in SPF50 reason being the retinol/retinoids products increase your skin sensitivity to sunlight
so prevention is always better than cure!!
My personal choice is Z Block Sunscreen Aqua based gel 50ml. Z Block contains Zinclear Gel IM the most transparent & effective zinc oxide in the world and is also approved as an organic cosmetic ingredient by Ecocert
Z block sunscreen provides good UV UVA UVB protection and prevents tanning and premature aging of the skin. Z block sunscreen does not require a prior application and it has 0 minute wait time.
It provides optimal protection against the harmful effects of the sun and environmental damage. Ideal for all age groups.