Want to be glowing by Saturday? Try this at home facial tonight:
This works best if you have prescription retinol at home (Retin-A, Retin-A Micro, Renova, etc), but any cream that has retinol in it will do.
- Wash your face and wait about a half-hour.
- Apply the retinol. If you are using Retin-A and typically use a pea-sized amount, and use a little extra. Let it soak in for a few minutes.
- Add a deep hydrating mask or cream over the retinol – we like:
Both these products contain ingredients that leave skin dewy and protect the skin while the extra retinol performs a mini-peel.
CeraVe Moisturizing Cream has three key ceramides to hydrate and protect the skin barrier. Ceramide 3 is highly moisturizing. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid that holds moisture and plumps skin. It is non-comedogenic and non-irritating. If you suffer from eczema or aging skin, CeraVe helps skin tolerate Retinols. It is unscented/fragrance-free.
Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizing Cream is deeply hydrating and absorbs well. It sacks redness, tightness and flaky skin with nourishing Grape Seed oil and soothing Squalene. There is a very light pleasant scent.
To make sure that your skin is more dewy that flakey the next day, really slather on the moisturizer. Leave it on overnight, and wash it off in the morning (try using a Clarisonic for extra smoothness). Your skin will be glowing and bright all weekend long!
Now, obviously retinols are a long-term skincare commitment, but if your skin needs a little extra boost after a long week, this mask does the trick!
Can’t tolerate daily Retinol use? Try this retinol and cream mask trick once a week to buffer and build a retinol skin tolerance.