Is it normal that my skin is peeling, itchy, dry and burning? I just started using retin a 5 days ago.
Doctor Answers 1
Yes, retin-a will increase the turnover of your skin cells. As a result it will cause irritation, redness and peeling. These side effects will usually resolve in 4-6 weeks. You can decrease your frequency of use to every other night if you cannot tolerate it. But hang in there as the collagen stimulation begins at 4-6 weeks.