Skiing, should I stop using Retin-A treatment (1x wk) or can I continue use and protect with 50spf, helmet and sunglasses?
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Retin-A with intense sun exposure during skiing
Retin-A and Retinol With Skiing
Retin-A and Retinols can have patients more sensitive to sun and sun exposure. In addition, skiing can further irritate the skin with exposure to the wind. When patients note irritation from Retin-A they should consider the following details:
- Wait- Patients should wait for a few days prior to putting Retin-A and when skiing consider abstaining until no longer skiing
- Hydrate- Hydration can help with the redness and irritation. Consider the use of newer type moisturizers with hyaluronic acid based hydration types
- Sunscreen- Apply sunscreen to protect the face
- Growth factors- Growth factors can help improve the irritation from Retin-A
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