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How Can I Incorporate My Timeless Products Into My Retin-A Treatment?

November 08, 2017


Before buying a new skincare product, it’s a good idea to compare it with your other skincare products to make sure they all work well together. Naturally sourced skincare products are already advantageous because they’re often much better for your skin, but still, the fact remains they can cause more skin problems than they solve. Here at Timeless, we want you to be able to incorporate our serums, creams, moisturizers and the like with any other products you might currently use, like Retin-A.  

What to Take Into Consideration

When it comes to Retin-A treatment and other skincare products, your best bet is to simply ask your dermatologist which skincare products you can and can’t use with Retin-A. There’s a chance you might have to change the type of Retin-A you use, mainly because some have a high concentration of retinoic acid than others.

Something else to bear in mind with natural skincare products like Timeless Skin Care is you’ve got to put them on correctly. In terms of your Retin-A treatment, it’s best to apply it after your moisturizer, which we recommend to lower the chances of your skin becoming irritated. Additionally, you only want to use a small amount of organic skincare serums, at least when you first start using them. This is so you give your skin time to get used to them. Use a small amount of Retin-A, about the size of a pea, and apply it in an even layer over to your:

  • Forehead
  • Nose
  • Cheeks
  • Chin.  

Don’t Forget the Follow-Up

Once you’ve applied all your skincare products for the day, don’t forget about extra protection. During the sunnier months of the year, be sure to add a layer of sunscreen to protect your face and reduce the signs of aging. Wearing sunscreen with Retin-A is an especially good idea since the product can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

What Are the Benefits of Retinol Serum?

Retinol serum is most commonly used to treat acne and related scars. The serum removes debris from the pores and reduces the likelihood of blemishes. It also works to keep dead skin cells out of the pores so that further breakouts are less common. Products like our own Matrixyl 3000 serum reduce the appearance of dark spots, fine lines and broken capillaries associated with long-term sun damage. Retinol also boosts collagen production, which smooths the skin and creates a more youthful appearance.

When Does Retinol Serum Expire?

When the product is unopened, it will last on your shelf for about two years. Once you crack the bottle's seal, it is only good for a few months. Some beauty experts say three while others say it will last up to nine months. If you start noticing severe discoloration or an odor, it is time to replace the bottle.

How Do I Prolong the Life of the Serum?

Proper storage ensures you get the most out of the product (maybe even nine months). Our serum comes packaged in an opaque blue bottle to prevent exposure to sunlight during shipment and storage. Store the bottle away from humid areas such as the bathroom and away from sunlight or harsh overhead lights. Many people choose to store their serums in the refrigerator. You should also avoid exposing it to too much air. Only keep the bottle open for as long you need it to get the serum drops on your fingertips. Ensure the seal is tight each time you close the bottle.

How Do I Use Serums for Skin Care?

Most serums should be applied to the face right after washing it and about 10 minutes before applying other products. However, if you are using a prescription Retin-A treatment, you may need to re-order your skincare routine. You can ask your dermatologist for more information. 

Our products, including Timeless Hyaluronic Acid, are all-natural, paraben-free and cruelty-free. Browse our store now to start your routine or get in touch with us for help choosing your products.

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