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One step to GLOWING skin in quarantine.

by NIKKI HYNEK |

Hey pretty girl, 

One thing is for sure these days and that is.. we all have some extra time on our hands at home! If you're anything like me, you may be dipping into your makeup bag a bit less these days. It's been refreshing to give my skin a little breather from my usual daily makeup routine. However, there is still something we can be doing from home and that is, skincare! 

What if I told you that you could give your skin a complete makeover? You can transform your aging, dull skin and turn it into baby fresh, glowing skin with just ONE step! 

I don't know about you but when it comes to makeup, I am a complete enthusiast. I love all products and trying all of the new trends. I just can't get enough of it! Yet, when it comes to skincare, I'm quite a minimalist. Personally, I like to have my handful of a few easy products that I can simply use daily that I know are truly going to work.

If I had to pick just a select few, one product that I would be sure to include in my lineup would be- Retinoids! 

Now you may be asking, what are they? How do they work? And when should I use them? I'm here to answer all of your questions and give you the hottest 411 on how to achieve naturally glowing, flawless skin all the while, staying safe at home! 

What are retinoids?

Retinoids are a class of compounds derived from vitamin A. 

 

There are two types of Retinoids. Retinoic Acid and Retinols. 

Retinols are over the counter products. Retinol is a topical cream that is the most scientifically studied and proven anti-aging ingredient.

 

Retinol provides many benefits to your skin such as increasing collagen, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, fading age spots, improving skin texture and stimulating the production of new blood vessels which improves skin color. 

 

Why now?! 

Due to the anti-aging properties that truly do penetrate the skin and work to turn over all of those dead skin cells, your skin may peel the first couple of times you use the retinol treatment. No worries, this process is completely natural and your skin will build up a tolerance and no longer shed after the first couple of uses. There's no better time than now to begin your treatment. What better time than now, in quarantine and away from seeing people! 

Your skin will peel and shed that dull, dead skin layer on top of your skin surface. Then underneath you will reveal brand new looking, glowing, fresh skin! 

The best time to start using retinoids for anti-aging purposes is to start in your 20's and don't stop. Continue using retinoids a couple of times a week for ample anti-aging results. 

 

Our favorite treatment is a simple, one-step product! We love the dermalogica overnight retinol repair. We simply apply before bed at night, on top of freshly washed and cleansed skin. Then we drift off to sleep and easily wash it off in the morning with our morning skincare routine. While we are snoozing, the product works its magic and we are left with effortless, flawless results. 

 

 

Cheers to fresh, beautiful skin while staying safe, happy and healthy at home! 

Xoxo,

Pretty Pro Lauren