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Retinol overdose? Here are some beauty and skincare advice. Here’s how to keep your skin healthy

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Retinol overdose? Here are some beauty and skincare advice. Here’s how to keep your skin healthy

Retinol is a crucial component of skincare products and when used consistently, it has been demonstrated to improve the tone and texture of the skin by influencing the aged skin cell turnover and stimulating the synthesis of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, which reduces the appearance of fine lines and improves firmness. There is a good chance that you have overdosed on the retinol and it is causing a lot of dryness or flaking on your skin if you have been using retinol or a retinoid cream, which is a prescription medication, without the prescription of a dermatologist or if you started using it on your own.

Retinols are substances that you should only use under the expert supervision of a dermatologist because they can make your skin more sensitive and can result in redness, dermatitis, sensitivity of the skin, and overpigmentation if used improperly or with a thick layer. A common occurrence known to result in symptoms like dryness and flakiness, skin irritation and redness, or increased sun sensitivity is retinol overdose.

Dr. Nishita Ranka, dermatologist, medical director, and founder of Dr Nishita’a Clinic for Skin, Hair, and Aesthetics, shared some advice with HT Lifestyle in an interview to make sure you avoid the negative effects of retinol if you have used it in this way.

1. The retinol should be stopped immediately because it is the irritant that has made the skin dry, flaky, and red. Use a moisturiser with ceramides as the base. Three to four times a day could be used. You should switch to a cleanser that contains only cetyl alcohol or stearyl alcohol. These cleansers don’t contain soap to prevent dryness or irritation of the skin. Apply a moisturiser right away to damp skin, and keep doing so throughout the day. You could also spend money on a facial mist made of thermal spring water, which is excellent for soothing skin. Sheet masks are effective at soothing irritated skin, and hydrogel masks are also readily available.

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2. If you’ve taken too much retinol, use a good sunscreen regularly to prevent your skin from becoming photosensitive. You can switch to a physical sunscreen for the next few weeks until the skin barrier is repaired and your skin returns to normal if chemical sunscreens are making your skin burn or itch. Therefore, sunscreen is an essential step that you cannot skip.

3. To eliminate the side effects of retinol and retinoid dermopathy, stop using any active ingredients in your regimen for the next two weeks or ten days. Take a break from all active ingredients, use sunscreen frequently, use lots of moisturiser, and keep applying as often as your skin requires it. You could use ingredients like ceramide, soothing agents, and hyloraunic acid because they all work great at soothing down your skin. You could also use a lip balm with SPF if your upper lip area or lips have dried out. Use only a good moisturiser if you have used retinol under your eyes; avoid using any active eye creams.

4. After giving your skin a break for two or three weeks, you can resume using retinol if you’d like to. It is best to speak with a specialist or dermatologist and explain your desire to use retinol so they can evaluate your skin type, identify any current skin problems you may have, and recommend retinol as necessary. Typically, if you want to start using retinol, you should do so in warm weather with a short contact time. You might be able to use it for only two hours per day at first, and then gradually move to alternate days before you start using it extensively or overnight.

1. Use gentle cleansers – To prevent exacerbating the skin’s dryness and flakiness, switch to soap-free cleansers. On your face, stay away from hot water and only pat dry your skin. Hot water has a tendency to remove moisture and oil from the skin.

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2. Use of moisturisers – Be sure to keep your skin well hydrated. In addition to treating the dryness, this is crucial to avoiding it in the first place. The type of skin affects the moisturiser selection.

3. Use of sunscreens – Regular application of broad-spectrum sunscreen helps shield the skin from ultraviolet ray damage. Redness and sensitivity of the skin are lessened as a result.

You should see a dermatologist if your skin condition does not improve after taking the aforementioned steps. Once the skin feels normal, retinol can be restarted at lower doses with professional guidance.

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Designer Tarun Tahiliani shares insights about Radhika Merchant’s final appearance in her lehenga saree for the Hastakshar event.

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Designer Tarun Tahiliani shares insights about Radhika Merchant’s final appearance in her lehenga saree for the Hastakshar event.

Prominent figures from politics, commerce, and entertainment attended lavish pre-wedding celebrations in Jamnagar, Gujarat, where Radhika Merchant and Anant Ambani celebrated their union. After three days of celebration, Radhika and Anant took part in the prenuptial ceremony known as the Hastakshar ritual, which formally marks the couple’s union and their commitment to one another. Radhika, Anant’s future wife, opted for a custom-designed Tarun Tahiliani lehenga saree that resembled a complex of temples, while Anant donned a sherwani for the occasion. The ensemble’s designer is now disclosing minute details. To learn more, scroll through.

Pictures of Radhika Merchant’s bespoke couture lehenga saree from the Hastakshar ceremony were released by Tarun Tahiliani, who said that the model bride was a pleasure to work with. In the post’s description, he also revealed the processes involved in creating the bride-to-be’s pre-draped appearance. Upon meeting Radhika, the designer claimed to have been enthralled with her ‘impeccable taste’ right away. With its’sartorial temple complex’ resemblance, the lehenga saree complemented Radhika’s grace and the idea of the ‘valley of the gods’. The attire was further embellished with ‘finely embroidered domes and structures in the gentle tones of peaches, corals, and sunset colours’.

“Poetic ode to Indian heritage, as the pre-draped lehenga saree unfolds a tapestry of hand-painted miniature artistry, intricately woven with the delicate finesse of kasheedakari craftsmanship in opulent shades of silver and rose gold,” the designer said, describing Radhika’s lehenga.

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