I am 38, have acne scars and large pores, I have been using Retin A for 45 days. I use a moisturizer with spf 30 daily but want to know if using a moisturizer, spf 30 with retinol will be too much for my skin?
Can I Use a Moisturizer During the Day with Retinol While on Retin A?
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Retinoids and Moisturizers
I counsel my patients using a prescription topical retinoid to avoid moisturizers with retinol as this may increase the susceptibility to an irritant dermatitis.
Web reference: http://www.perridermatology.com
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