Dilated pores and oily skin with retinoic acid cream. Is this normal?
8 days ago
Im on my 6th week of retinoic cream. Ive noticed little improvement, my skin feels a little oily with little peeling. Should i still buffer my retinoic cream with a moisturizer? And ive also noticed some dilated pores on my cheeks, is this normal?
Doctor Answers 1
Moisturizer with Retin A shouldn't be done
You are negating the effects of Retin A with the moisturizer. You need to stop it. Your skin needs to go through the peeling process. It can take 6-8 weeks. Oily skin and enlarged pores should improve with Retin A.
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