Information can be high-flying. It can change the perspective of people and they don’t even need to get proof. If someone on the internet says something about a person, place or situation, then they’ll be hooked. Speculation has also reached the field of skin treatment and reinvigoration. There are claims that retinol, or Vitamin A, is a slow substance and that it won’t be able to work well with other skin treatment products
Well, here are six myths about retinol that have been proven wrong:
Retinol doesn’t work with an AHA or BHA exfoliation product
There has never been any documented or published research that produces any evidence that retinol would be dispersed if mixed with exfoliating products such as AHA or BHA.
The efficacy of retinol is reduced because of the pH levels of AHA and BHA
There have been concerns regarding the acidity of AHA and BHA affecting the effectiveness of retinol as a skin exfoliating product. The fact is that pH isn’t a factor for retinol because it interestingly has a composition that is waterless. You simply cannot involve pH, a measurement that involves water, if your product is waterless.
Without AHA or BHA exfoliation products, retinol will function better
Quite the contrary, because a research has actually been conducted and it has concluded that when combined with other exfoliating products, retinol would help diminish the skin hyperpigmentation. It works on the skin, even if the skin is naturally acidic.
Retinol already exfoliates, so it is not wise to use the AHA or BHA
Each exfoliating product functions differently from one another, which is why there are many of them. Vitamin A functions inside the skin, from the deeper layers; conversely, AHA and BHA are in charge of the upper layers.
Daytime is not the best time to use retinol
Retinol, or Vitamin A, is not sensitive to the ultraviolet rays of the sun. In fact, it remains stable. When mixed together, Vitamins A, C and E would be able to resist sunlight well enough and these three are great skin reinvigorating compounds.
Retinol doesn’t mix well with Vitamin C
Research has shown that when vitamins are combined, they would be able to work well for the betterment of the body. As Vitamin A does its part on the skin, Vitamin C will keep the immune system operative. The immune system is our body’s defense against illness, injury and damage.