Can Lytera be mixed with Glycolic Acid or Retinol? (Photo)
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Lytera is a great alternative to HQ, and can be used in conjuction with a topical retinoid. I would use caution when mixing any treatment topicals without consulting your dermatologist/provider. Especially when treating pigmentation, an SPF 30+ with zinc oxide should be used daily with regular reapplication.
Lytera can be used in regimens which combine AHAs and Retinols
Skinmedica Lytera is a great serum that helps eliminate pigment and even skin tone. It can be used in conjunction with other topicals to further that end. I would recommend first either a good cleanser with glycolic acid or a topical glycolic used immediately after cleansing. Then I would use the Lytera in the morning routine (followed by moisturizer and sun block) and the Retinol in the evening. You should avoid retinols before and after IPL however. Consult with your doc about timing of retinols around IPL treatment, but we usually recommend to stop them a week before and restarting a week after.
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You should consult with an expert dermatologist to make sure that combining the two topicals is safe with your skin type and in combination with the IPL treatments. AHA/BHA combined with Lytera should be just fine.
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