What to do with Retin-a on skin and sun exposure?
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Gentle retinoic products are recommended with sunscreen
Thank you for your question.
You hve to be cautious with sun exposure with retinoic products and use high SPF sunscreen.
I recommend a gentle retinoic product called RR Retinoid Repair cream from Kare Skin.
Retin-A and sunexposure
Retin-A can have patients more sensitive to sun and sun exposure. 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
- 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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