Retinol: How to Fix Skin Irritation From Retinol

What to do about Sudden Retinol Irritation Retinol is a powerful cell-turnover agent that demands your respect. One minute it is delivering up baby soft skin, the next minute it looks like a bad sunburn. What happened? Retinol irritation often occurs even if you apply only the directed pea-sized amount. Irritation occurs even faster when…

HYPERPIGMENTATION: What to do about Age Spots?

What causes brown spots? Hyperpigmentation happens for many reasons. Tanning, sun exposure, and intermittent sunscreen use. You may have dark spots due to acne scars. Or you could have bad genetics. Years of any of these factors can lead to hyperpigmentation. Beauty magazines tout the latest K-Beauty trends including Glass Skin and Cloudless Skin. What…

5 Tips for Better Retinol Application

Our top beauty hacks for retinol use on sensitive skin 1. Always apply moisturizer and plenty of it Some prescription retinol such as Renova or Atralin has an emollient base that tricks you into thinking you don’t need a secondary moisturizer, but you do. Prescription retinol can be deceptive: it looks emollient but still requires…