EVENING ROUTINE WITH RETINOL
Known as the undisputed superstar among anti-aging ingredients, Retinol has long been an indispensable favorite among skin care experts. And for good reason: Retinol is the only known active ingredient that has been proven to counteract skin aging. In addition, there are other beneficial properties such as excellent effectiveness against acne and increased sebum production, a refinement of the complexion and effective reduction of pigment spots. Due to its high effectiveness, Retinol has long since ceased to be a skin care trend, but, in fact, an integral part of every care routine.
YOUR EVENING CARE BOOST WITH DOCTOR Mi!
Next level anti-aging: Retinol is not a new discovery in the beauty cosmos. The active ingredient was discovered around 100 years ago by American biochemist Elmer McCollum and has been used successfully since the 1970s to effectively counteract skin aging. But what exactly is Retinol and what makes the active ingredient so effective?
TECMi!® RETINOL: THE SECRET ANTI-AGING WEAPON
Retinol is a form of vitamin A, one of the most important nutrients our bodies use to increase cell division. Care products containing Retinol promote skin renewal, reduce skin impurities and boost collagen production. However, conventional Retinol comes with small compromises: if it remains on the skin surface, it can cause irritation, whereas it can easily release its full caring effects in the lower skin layer.
Thanks to the innovative TECMi!® Deep Technology, Dr. Miriam Rehbein has succeeded in making Retinol even more efficient as a unique active ingredient and considerably minimizing the risk of skin irritation: By double encapsulating Retinol molecules, they can directly get into the lower skin layer and do not remain on the surface of the skin. This unique way of preparing the molecules is what characterizes the products of the DOCTOR Mi! medical skincare as a particularly innovative and effective skin care series.
The DOCTOR Mi! evening routine with Retinol will show in simple steps how to harness the full potential of TECMi!® Retinol by using selected products and how to integrate it optimally into your skin care routine. You will also receive further, specific application recommendations for a radiant complexion.
WHAT ADVANTAGES THE DOCTOR MI! EVENING ROUTINE WITH RETINOL OFFERS
Various scientific studies have already proven that Retinol has a positive effect on our skin. Dermatologists also repeatedly confirm its high and, in particular, diverse effectiveness of the vitamin A derivative on the skin. But how exactly does Retinol affect the skin appearance and complexion?
UNIQUE ANTI-AGING EFFECT
Retinol is known as the anti-aging wonder weapon. If it gets on your skin, it stimulates collagen production and activates cell renewal. The structure of your skin layer is strengthened by this process and results in an even and considerably smoother complexion.
SIGNIFICANTLY REFINED SKIN APPEARANCE
Retinol can exfoliate your skin the first time you use it. However, this is a completely natural reaction and indicates that the Retinol has started to stimulate your skin renewal. The peeling effect helps you refine enlarged pores and prevent clogged sebum glands. In addition, Retinol also has an excellent effect in the treatment of pigment spots such as melasma or age spots.
PROTECTION AGAINST ANTIOXIDATIVE STRESS
Retinol is considered an effective antioxidant and fights off free radicals. Thanks to its compensatory properties, it protects your skin from harmful environmental pollution, including environmental skin aging.
Important: Regardless of the form in which you integrate Retinol into your skin care, approach it carefully! It is not uncommon for minor skin irritations to develop or for your skin to feel dry after the first few applications. Redness and a slightly tense feeling on your skin are typical reactions. Don't worry: as soon as your skin has gotten used to the active ingredient, the symptoms will disappear and you can even increase the number of applications per week to give your skin even better support.
THE DOCTOR Mi! EVENING ROUTINE WITH RETINOL
You want healthy, clean and smooth skin? Then take your time in the evening and supply your skin with the right nutrients. The DOCTOR Mi! evening routine with Retinol shows you how to integrate the skin superhero easily and, above all, particularly effectively into your care routine. You can do this with our rich night cream NIGHT and our skin booster RED.
NIGHT CREAM NIGHT
After cleansing, use the DOCTOR Mi night cream NIGHT:. As a soothing and rich night care, it supports your skin in storing moisture and stabilizes the skin barrier. Apply NIGHT evenly to your face, neck and décolletage. Massage it in gently until it is completely absorbed. The high TECMi!® retinol concentration (6%) causes a powerful formation of new collagen and stimulates the metabolism of your skin. This way, your skin renews itself from the inside and is rejuvenating while you are sleeping.
SKIN BOOSTER RED
Alternating daily with NIGHT, apply 1-2 pumps of our skin booster RED to your face, neck and décolletage. Start using RED once or twice a week. If you skin tolerates it, you can slowly increase the use of RED up to 5 times a week. Thanks to the particularly high TECMi!® Retinol concentration (8%), RED prevents skin aging particularly effectively and firms up your skin tissue. This way, RED helps you to achieve a long-term radiant complexion.
Note: We recommend incorporating RED into your skin with the DERMA ROLLERS two evenings every: You will maximize the cell-renewing effect of the care on your skin, as microneedling (using the DERMAROLLER) also stimulates cell division. Please refer to our application instructions on microneedling.
FURTHER TIPS FOR YOUR EVENING ROUTINE WITH RETINOL
After successfully completing our evening routine, you have prepared your skin perfectly for the night ahead. To ensure that the Retinol incorporated into your skin can develop as good as possible, you should observe the following recommendations.
PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM UV RADIATION
Retinol can have an exfoliating effect on your skin. This makes it more sensitive to UV radiation. Protect your skin by applying sun protection factor 50+ after your morning routine: daily and all year round as harmful UV radiation reaches our skin even in winter - even if you leave out a skin routine session with Retinol. Don't forget to protect your neck, ears and cleavage as well.
COOL STORAGE AT VERY HIGH TEMPERATURES
Due to the high sensitivity to light and heat, you should store your care products containing Retinol when temperatures are very high(e.g. when traveling) in a cool, dark place. Why? Heat can change the consistency and affect its skin tolerance.
By the way: With DOCTOR Mi! medical skincare products, you don't have to worry about their shelf life thanks to the opaque and airtight packaging.
Retinol can initially have an irritating effect on your skin, so you should introduce Retinol care products slowly. Start with 1–2 evening applications of RED per week. If your skin takes to it, you can safely increase the usage up to 5 applications per week. You should also introduce NIGHT slowly, but if your skin tolerates it well, you can even apply it every evening, provided you did not already apply RED. It is normal that you will not see results in the mirror until about 4–6 weeks - however, you can often see an improvement in the complexion of the skin after just a few days.
FAQ: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EVENING ROUTINE WITH RETINOL
In the following you will receive specific answers to the most frequently asked questions on the evening routine with Retinol.
Does the use of Retinol have any side effects?Your skin first has to get used to the active ingredient. Certain symptoms such as slight irritation, dryness and sensitivity to the sun are quite normal after the first applications. Depending on the condition of the skin and the individual's tolerance to Retinol, the effects can appear in different degrees. After an initial skin transformation of 6–12 weeks, however, your skin will usually have completely adjusted to it and the initial irritation should go away. Important: During this time, you should avoid applying moisturizing creams or serums to dry skin. This is how you counteract your skin transformation and delay the process. Therefore, in this case: persevere!
Is Retinol suitable for all skin types?Generally, everyone can use Retinol, even if you have sensitive skin or rosacea, and will yield excellent results. For all Retinol beginners, regardless of skin type, the following applies: Gradually incorporate Retinol into your skin care routines! This way you can be sure that you don't overwhelm your skin with a full Retinol application.Important: Pregnant women and breastfeeding mothers should avoid Retinol because of the lack of studies as there is no evidence of its effectiveness during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Can I use Retinol just in the evening?No, you can also use Retinol during the day, but in a reduced dosage. The reason: Retinol stimulates cell renewal, which means that your skin is more sensitive to light and should therefore be well protected from UV radiation. That is why the DOCTOR Mi! day care DAY has a reduced Retinol content of 1%, which ensures that your skin activity is optimally stimulated during the day without causing sensitive reactions.
What males the TECMi!® Deep Technology special?
The TECMi!® Deep Technology was developed by Dr. Miriam Rehbein and is a delivery system that encapsulates all all high-end active ingredients of the DOCTOR Mi! medical skincare and releases them in the deeper layers of the skin. Due to the innovative encapsulation system, all products show a demonstrably above-average effect.
By the way: In our products DAY, NIGHT and RED, the contained TECMi!® Retinol is even double encapsulated. This allows the increased concentration of TECMi!® Retinol to directly reach the lower skin layer reliably, where it can unfold its full care potential. This is how DOCTOR Mi! medical skincare reliably prevents skin irritations on the skin surface.
TECMi!® -encapsulated Retinol
Retinol should not be applied in summer - is that true?It is true that Retinol makes your skin more sensitive to light. However, it always depends on the right concentration: if it your skin can tolerate it, nothing speaks against using it in the summer. In general, make sure that you apply sun protection factor 50+ during the day and all year round in order to optimally protect your skin.
From what age is the use of Retinol recommended?Retinol is primarily used as an anti-aging ingredient, but it is a real all-rounder and helps with some other skin problems such as acne, rosacea and pigmentation disorders. Skin care products that contain Retinol, however, also have a positive effect on younger skin: They refine the complexion, give you a fresh skin appearance and have a preventive effect against wrinkles. The active ingredient works for all ages and can be incorporated into your daily care routine from the age of 20 without any issues. In the case of skin problems such as acne, it is even possible to use it at a younger age.