If I Use Retin-a at Night, Must I Wash my Face with a Cleanser in the AM?

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Wash your face twice daily

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Yes, you should wash your face with cleanser twice a day.  Apply Retin-A at night, and Vitamin-C serum, glycolic acid lotion, and sunscreen each morning. 


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In general the use of facial cleanser is preffered to regular soap.

Any type of cleanser is good to use routinely

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon

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