I am 40 years old. People always tell me that I look 10 years younger. I had no acne or wrinkles. do have oily, acne prone skin thou. Started using .05% retin A cream three days ago as an anti-wrinkle regime. Since then I have tons of bumps all over my skin, which I guess is expected but I also have tons of wrinkles very apparent and fine lines especially under my eyes ever since I used this product which is literally 3 days ago. Are more wrinkles expected initial result? please help!!!
Using .05% Retin A (Generic Brand) As an Anti-wrinkle Cream. Is It Normal For Lines To Increase After Usage?
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Cut back on your usage
You don't need to apply Retin-A daily for it to be effective. Usually for patients who are using it more for anti-aging purposes, I recommend they use it only a few times a week - like every 3 days. There is no need to use it daily, and this will help cut back significantly on the side effects you are experiencing!
What you are experiencing is normal after initial use of Retin A. Break outs, redness, swelling which causes the appearance of fine wrinkles. This will improve in 3-6 weeks. After which you will like the effect.
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