I've just started using retin a. Can I use shea butter to moisturize after applying retin a?
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Elevase Moisture Booster
Shea butter can be quite irritating after short or longterm use. I would suggest a ceramide moisturizer such as Elevase Moisture Booster to help strengthen your skin's natural moisture barrier function.
Non-oil based moisturizers recommended
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Opti-Ceramide moisturizer with retinoic creams
I recommend RR Retinoid Repair Cream and also instruct all my patients to use a moisturizer and sunblock with these products to reduce sunburn and sun damage. The RR Cream is from Kare Skin and is high quality and less expensive than Retin-A. An Opti-Ceramide oil free non-comedogenic moisturizer is also recommended as a moisturizer and I recommend Elevase Moisture Booster.
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