Yes, retinol can be effective for treating acne.
Retinol is a form of vitamin A that can help to unclog pores and increase cell turnover, which can help to reduce the occurrence of acne.
Retinols an acne-fighting topical that helps to remove the top layer of skin which sits on top of and clogs the pore. Retinol also helps decrease oil production, kills acne-causing bacteria and is anti-inflammatory. It works by encouraging the skin to shed dead cells more rapidly, which can prevent the buildup of oil and bacteria that can lead to acne.
Retinol can also help to reduce inflammation and redness associated with acne, as well as prevent the formation of new acne lesions. However, it's important to note that retinol can be irritating to some people, especially those with sensitive skin, and may cause redness, dryness, or peeling. It's always best to consult with a dermatologist before starting any new acne treatment regimen.
General routine changes and things which can also help with controlling Acne:
- Changing your Pillowcase, Bedding and Towels more often
- Speak to your gp about correct supplmentation to use as acne can be caused by underlying deficiencies or gut health
- Drinking lots of water
- Limiting Junk Food
- Choose a gentle non abrasive Cleanser
- Speak to a professional to determine whether your acne is Hormonal or Bacterial