Of course, every person strives to have an impeccable, attractive appearance. And it is the condition of the skin that can say a lot about the state of our health, well-being and mood. To everyone’s chagrin, our lifestyle, all our bad habits, diseases of our body, unfavorable ecology, etc. reflected by problems of premature skin aging, acne, dermatitis, etc.
With the constant improvement of the pharmaceutical industry in the fight against skin problems, a huge number of new drugs are being developed and used. But still, it must be remembered that in addition to all the progressive pharmaceutical innovations, there are old proven products that are not inferior in their effect to new products. It is to such means that retinoic ointment belongs, which is the main active ingredient in most gels and ointments.
The effect of retinoic ointment on the skin of the face
Retinoic ointment is a fairly effective tool in the fight against many skin problems, such as acne of varying degrees of manifestation, severe acne, some manifestations of dermatitis, etc. The action of this ointment is based on retinoic acid, which is an analogue of vitamin A.
This component is included in many products that fight acne and acne and anti-aging cosmetics, because. takes an important part in many cellular processes. The action of retinoic ointment is manifested in:
- activation and stimulation of cell regeneration processes;
- regulation of the sebaceous glands and a significant reduction in oily skin;
- skin regeneration;
- positive effect on collagen synthesis;
- Improving the immunity and firmness of the skin and much more.
This happens due to the ability to penetrate deep into the skin, while other advertised drugs cannot do this.
It is recommended to use retinoic ointment in separate courses several times a year for one to two weeks.
It is best to do this during the gentle sun – this is autumn and spring. At the same time, it is necessary to abandon alcohol-based products and procedures such as peeling and solarium.
From wrinkles or how to keep youth
A very important role in the process of cell renewal is played by active forms of vitamin A, because they solve many skin problems, and most importantly – eliminate most of the visible signs of aging. Also, retinol (or vitamin A) is actively involved in the processes of skin renewal. Therefore, retinoic ointment is very often used in the fight against wrinkles. But now, derivatives of retinoic acid, which are called retinoids, are used to a greater extent.
The whole effect of retinoic ointment in the fight against signs of aging such as wrinkles is to catalyze the process of skin cell renewal and metabolism. This leads to faster collagen production. There is also a normalization of the sebaceous glands, which in turn provides the drug with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties.
When using retinoic ointment in the fight against wrinkles, the following results are observed:
- thinning of the stratum corneum, due to which the skin becomes more tender;
- the layer of the epidermis thickens, and its cells are renewed much faster;
- control of pigmentation and keratinization processes in the outer layer of the skin (epidermis);
- there is a restoration of collagen and elastin in the dermis;
- there is a constant renewal of the upper layers of the skin.
To prevent and eliminate wrinkles, retinoic ointment should be applied in a thin layer at intervals of about two to three days to ensure normal susceptibility to the drug.
It is recommended to use this cream at bedtime after cleansing the skin (the drug should be applied after a while so that the skin has time to dry after cleansing), avoiding the skin around the eyes. When there is confidence that the tolerance of the ointment is normal, then you can already start using the drug in the form of a night cream for every day.
In the fight against acne
Acne, acne, dermatitis are the main problems that retinoic ointment fights. Of course, with the advent of newfangled acne medications, this remedy was forgotten, but in vain. After all, retinoic ointment is a very effective remedy in eliminating skin problems.
Retinoids, which are part of the ointment, have many positive properties that help get rid of acne:
- narrowing of pores;
- regulation and normalization of the activity of the sebaceous glands;
- getting rid of inflammatory processes around the problem area of the skin;
- acceleration of the process of skin recovery after acne;
- preventing the appearance of new skin problems.
Most dermatological problems are based on the malfunctioning of the sebaceous glands. Due to the release of excess sebum around the glands, inflammatory processes begin. This is the main reason for the appearance of acne, blackheads, etc. And retinoic ointment, by reducing the secretion of sebum, helps to get rid of skin problems precisely due to its anti-inflammatory effect. Unlike other drugs, it is this ointment that can bring the sebaceous glands back to normal much faster.
However, before using retinoic ointment, you should carefully read the instructions for use.
Remember that the product should be applied to cleansed skin. You can use the ointment no more than twice a day. Expect side effects such as dry skin, itching, new pimples, etc. This happens due to the fact that the composition of the product includes ethyl alcohol. In this case, the treatment should be suspended.
Contraindications and side effects
In addition to the positive effect on the skin that retinoids have, there are a number of negative aspects:
- overdried skin;
- redness and peeling of the skin;
- with prolonged use of the ointment, vitamin A hyperavitaminosis may develop;
Also, despite the effectiveness in the fight against many skin problems, there are a number of contraindications to its use.
When treating the skin with retinoic ointment, individual intolerance to the individual components that make up the drug should be taken into account. When planning a pregnancy, during pregnancy and lactation itself, it is also worth refusing to use the ointment. You should carefully consider the use of retinoic ointment in the presence of diseases of the cardiovascular system, liver, kidneys, pancreas, etc. You should also not use this ointment simultaneously with other agents that have a similar effect, which also include retinoids, etc.
Keep in mind that when using retinoic ointment, you should definitely use a moisturizer, you should not apply ointment to the area around the mouth, even if there …