KIMBERLY & ROBERT SUGGEST:
TIP NO. 1
This solution contains 5% pure, time-released Retinol, so your skin might experience an initial purging that can last anywhere from 6 – 12 weeks – and shorter, periodic purging from time to time.
Purging is just one sign that the Retinol is doing its job. Retinol removes dead skin cells on the surface of your epidermis and increases the rate of cell turnover helping to unclog your pores of the dirt, oil, and bacteria already lurking under the surface of your skin. So what looks like a new breakout is, in fact, just a swifter and possibly more dramatic appearance of a blemish that would have surfaced sooner or later.
If your skin purges, persevere: your skin is being renewed from the inside out, and clear skin, a healthy pore lining, and smaller looking pores are just around the corner.
TIP NO. 2
Be thorough with your cleansing in step No. 1 because this highly concentrated solution will stick to dirt and dead skin instead of being absorbed (causing possible congestion, unnecessary breakouts, and less than stellar results).
TIP NO. 3
This solution is formulated with a technology that gradually releases Retinol into your skin throughout the day and night to greatly lessen the chance of skin irritation. But if your skin does become irritated (which tends to occur more often to the thinner, delicate skin under and around your eyes), don’t completely stop treatment – push through it – it’s all part of the process; simply stop treatment for a day or so (in that particular area or overall), and once irritation subsides, resume gradual use to build your skin’s tolerance and work your way up to daily treatment. Any irritation will eventually stop, as your skin will adapt and begin to tolerate the Retinol after two or three weeks (depending on your skin, it may take significantly longer). Continue to treat your neck every day because it’s unlikely to become irritated.
NOTE: Our skin can be more sensitive at certain times of the month or year due to the weather or your body’s own chemistry, so pay attention to your skin and adjust treatment accordingly throughout the year.
TIP NO. 4
If you’re using Level No. 2: The Essential system, you can apply this treatment solution in your day or night ritual.