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I apply retin a at night before bed. It's completely fine to shower in the morning though right?

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Ok to shower in the morning after Retin-A at night

It is certainly fine to shower in the morning after using Retin-A at night. 
The only precaution we give patients with respect to showering and using Retin-A is not to apply the Retin-A right after showering. When we shower and use hot or warm water, our pores open up and applying Retin-A directly after getting out of the shower could lead to increased irritation with the product. However, if you are showering in the morning this won't be a problem. Even if you shower at night you can still utilize Retin-A, just wait about 15-20 minutes after getting out of the shower to apply the product!

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