Irritation + Retin-A

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Retin A Only Twice a Week, is It Worth It?

I use retin A all over my face, including neck and eyelids. My skin was constantly irritated and flakes, so I am now using 0.05% only twice a week. If... READ MORE

I Use Retin A but I Don't Understand if I Should Stop when I See Irritation?

Everybody keeps saying that Retin A works magic for aging skin, wrinkles, but nobody says what should be done when irritation occurs. When irritation... READ MORE

Is a Mild Irritation Good or Bad for the Skin? Using Retin-A.

I have had many conflicting opinions on this particular topic. I want to know if a mild irritation of the skin (body or face, regardless) is good... READ MORE

If I am not experiencing the dry/irritated skin side effects of Retin A does that mean it is not working for me?

I started using retin-a a few months ago and read that just about everyone has dry and/or irritated skin from it. I am using 0.05 percent and have... READ MORE

What can I use to help the flaking & irritation from Trentinoin (.05%) & what can I use to facilitate it?

Please advise: What can I use to help the flaking & irritation from Trentinoin (.05%) & what can I use to facilitate it? Thank you very much,... READ MORE

Can you be immune or unresponsive to Retin A? Obagi NuDerm straight to 0.1% with no peeling despite how much or often I use it.

I'm on Obagi NuDerm + 0.1% tretinoin with NO peeling redness/side effects. The only way I managed to get some light flaking was by applying it with... READ MORE

How can I heal chemical burns from Retin-A?

My derm gave me the 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before). The 0.1% is irritating, I have a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thick dark scabs,... READ MORE

Retin-A Causes Eye Irritation/allergy?

Hi, I am using Retin-A cream for 3 days. I do NOT apply it under my eyes area however, I got some kind of allergy. My eyes are watering, puffed up,... READ MORE

Does Retinol still work even with irritation present? (Photo)

Updated with a photo and more info. I use prescribed Retinol 0.1% every 2nd or 3rd night. Very often I have extreme redness , itchiness and some... READ MORE

Prescription strength Retin-A has caused my face and neck to become significantly darker (hyper-pigmentation). Is this normal?

I have been using prescription strength Retin-A (0.1%) diligently for the past three weeks on a daily nightly basis. My face and neck have become... READ MORE

Can Desoximetasone cream be used on Retin-A treated skin?

I occasionally use Desoximetasone to treat skin irritation from razor burn, etc. I have recently started using Retin-A on my face. Is it ok to use... READ MORE

Skin is Red and Irritated After Applying Retin-A, What Should I do?

I apply Ratin A- 0.05% for 2 day after 3 month and i feel some irritation on my face.When fell Irritation 3rd day in evening,,,, i stop using ratin-A.... READ MORE

After a Year Skin Still Can't Get Used to Retin-A Macro 0.025. Is It Not Meant to Be?

Been using Retin-A Macro on a moisturized dry skin for a year. I use a tiny amount and mix it with moisturizer before applying. Skin is very irritated... READ MORE

Do I Need to Apply Sunscreen While on Retin-a Treatment Even if I Am at Home for the Entire Day?

Do i need to apply sunscreen while on retin-a treatment even if i am at home for the entire day? and for the other days that i do go out i feel a bit... READ MORE

Even if my skin becomes irritated with Retinol, is it still working?

I use Retinol every 2nd or 3rd night. Very often I have extreme redness , itchiness and some slight swelling in patches on my face which goes away... READ MORE

How to deal with irritation and tingling after applying moisturizer in morning after overnight Local tritinoin application?

I've been using topical tritinoin for 1 wk on alternate nights. .I don't feel any irritation tritinoin cream but when I wash my face in morning and... READ MORE

My skin is irritated. What should I do? (photo)

Using Retin-A 0.05% since 3/15/14, I had little dry and flaky skin at the beginning, but my skin is constantly peeling as and breaking out, not mean... READ MORE

Should I continue using retinol A & a brightening complex, even if this irritates my skin & I ended up with more dark spots?

I started using a brightening complex twice daily & retinol A 0.5% 2xper week for dark spots & melasma 3 months ago. I have very sensitive skin &... READ MORE

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