Just Started Retin A - Chicago, IL

So today is day 3 in my retin A regiment. I had...

So today is day 3 in my retin A regiment. I had never done it before. I use Retin A 0.1% and I use it all over my face. First day I put two drops all over my face, didnt look like much, so I added some more. It took several ( like three-four) hours for it to dry. Now I know I applied too much. But then I was just hanging at home, waiting for it to dry. Next morning there was no huge results, just when I put makeup it felt like I put makeup on the top of some dry mask on my face. PS I have no acne.. I am doing it for fun?antiaging, I just like to try things.
Anyhow. Next day I applied as much as I applied first time, means A LOT and waited for it to dry. Next day my skin was red, peeling all over, dry, kind of craked and hurting... Here you go.... So I did one day break and didnt apply this time on my nosefolds, this is where it hurts the most and I am using vaseline as moisturizer. If someone can suggest moisturizer for me - I will be greatful

Moisturizer? Anyone?

Moisturizer? Anyone?

Redness and pain is not a problem anymore, like it...

Redness and pain is not a problem anymore, like it is red, but not CRAZY RED...
Pain went away. Skin is peeling, but I use vaseline, I use it every second day now... I think I will go back to this medical spa, to get the eyelash stuff, and ask what moisturizer is the best, couldn't be vaseline the best moisturizer, right? then I will ask dermatologist again how many tomes to apply and how long the peeling should be. And maybe to get some fillers?

No pain, practically no redness. only peeling....

no pain, practically no redness. only peeling. skin looks really good when it is exfoliated and moisturized.
skin looks really good

So I went to dermatologist Monday. She was in a...

So I went to dermatologist Monday. She was in a hurry(again), I serously consider to quit going to her, I used to have another dermatologist, she was thousand times better.
Anyhow. I asked her about redness, and peeling. and what moisturizer to use. She said that peeling and redness will go away soon and moisturizer should be Aquaphore.
My skin doesn't hurt, it is slightly red, it is peeling every morning, but after exfoliation it is the most supple, firm , beautiful skin. All imperfections slowly start fading away. I will start trying retin a on my stretch marks on my stomach too.
So in general, i am happy with retin a, I just wish I would kmow that in the beginning your skin is going to look HORRIBLE, red, irritated, hurt, peeling. I didnt know and had important meeting to go to and looked like iron man that took a shower and now he is rusted.
Anyway, I will keep using and will keep you updated, I take pictures.

I really like my skin. I am getting adjusted to it...

I really like my skin. I am getting adjusted to it. Right after I apply ( you need to apply small amount, like a pea size) and smooth it all over my face, it is red in couple hours. Red and peeling in the morning. Doesn't hurt anymore. But after exfoliation in the morning it is the most gorgeous nice smooth skin I had ever have, even I always get compliments on my skin... now I can FEEL it. Anyone can advise best sunscreen??? My dermatologist told me any SPF 50 will work. They should carry makeup with spf, right? how does it work, like I know spf need to be reapplied, so do you remove makeup every 4 hours or so and reapply spf? Stupid question?

I am peeling today... my husband said my skin...

I am peeling today... my husband said my skin looks great, almost perfect, just forehead needs to be finished

Had you heard of Colorescience spf 50? I had been...

Had you heard of Colorescience spf 50? I had been recommended this sunscreen to use with retin a. Anyone has opinion on sunscreen??

My skin is the smoothest and prettiest it had ...

My skin is the smoothest and prettiest it had ever been. I had to stop for two days because of too much peeing. I am visiting dermatologist next week to address it

I am absolutely IN LOVE with Retin A. I am extatic...

I am absolutely IN LOVE with Retin A. I am extatic. My skin looks AMAZING. Dark spots on my forehead lightened. Skin texture is like baby skin. I had never had such great skin ever. I used it on my neck, now my neck has no lines, no dark spots, looks 20 years younger, seriously. Downside - skin is peeling once in a while, sometimes big time. I purchased Clarisonic for exfoliation. I use Clarisonic twice a week. Also use exfoliator every day. Still looking for advise from you guys on Sunscreen

I started BB cream for foundation and on my skin...

I started BB cream for foundation and on my skin it looks flawless and people comment on my skin now, I think I look years younger. BB cream is different from foundation, I had no idea, I just saw it in a store and bought it. I am happy I am not spending $60 on foundation anymore, BB cream is cheaper and looks much better. My dark spots on my skin completely disappeared

I took few days off retinol and guess what? Now it...

I took few days off retinol and guess what? Now it is all peeling again and I remind myself the iron man... I am submitting pictures of BB creams I tried. I like the L'Oreal one, but it has no SPF! L'Oreal BB cream comes out as white-gray substance and turns to skin color when blended.. Pretty cool. Everyone likes my skin color when I am wearing this cream... but no spf... made me to go try some other stuff.
About retinol I use: Gel, 0.1%, I used to get it from esthetician, now ( mainly because I put it on my neck, decolletage, some stretch marks) it goes quickly. I buy it in bulk now because I use so much.

By the way, I now wonder if my botox injections...

By the way, I now wonder if my botox injections were affected by Retinol. Read my other reviews to learn what's the deal with Botox... But it just came to my mind! did anybody have it happened that Botox did nt work as well or as usual because of retin-a?
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