Woman Shares Her Skin-Care Journey And Tips On How To Achieve A Flawless Skin

The before and after photos of a woman named Gugu (Twitter handle @ggdlams) have shocked many people due to her extensive skin care routine.

She tweeted both photos, and luckily for everyone, she explained her secret sauce for getting such flawless skin.

Many of us probably already know that a regular skin care routine is necessary to preserve our best, healthiest skin.

The woman (Gugu) revealed that one of the products that has helped her in her quest for healthy skin is Retinol.

Wrinkles, age spots, and fine lines may be fought with the help of retinol and retinoids. They can also help your skin look more radiant and healthy.


What is retinol?

Retinal and retinoids, like retinal palmitate and retinoic acid, are all derivatives of vitamin A. Vitamin A is a key nutrient in our bodies that boosts cell turnover.

It’s often added to skincare products for several benefits, including:

  • Exfoliation of dead skin cells
  • Acne reduction
  • Brightened skin tone
  • Unclogged pores

It can even gradually fade stretch marks and psoriasis, making this a smart solution for all kinds of people.

Retinoids first became popular in 1971 as a way to treat acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and even some cancers.

The very first one was Retin-A, which was designed to treat acne. However, when doctors found that it actually promotes cell turnover and fades pigmentation spots.

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Retinols are usually a weaker version of retinoids, so they can be bought over the counter. High concentrations will require a prescription and an adjustment period.

They’re offered in many forms, including serums, creams, gels, and ointments.

Here are some tips she shared on her thread:

“I’m only sharing products that I’ve been using this year. I’ve only just recently added Hyaluronic acid and retinol to my routine”

This is what I use for my morning routine:
1. Organic oil cleaner
2. Hydrating cleanser from CeraVe
3. Purifying Toner from Clicks skincare Collection
4. Vitamin C serums (I use both sometimes )
5. Day Cream (not pictured here but same brand)
6. Blemish cream
7. Sunscreen


For my night-time routine, same process of double cleansing with:
1. Cleansers mentioned above.
2. You can use a toner here if you want, I don’t.
3. I apply retinol on dry skin 3 times a week
4. On damp skin, I apply HA
5. Moisturise
6. Then I seal everything with face oil.


NOTE: Every skin is different. Research, see a dermatologist but also be consistent on your routine. If it burns, you should stop using it. 

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