Irritation + Retin-A Q&A
I use retin A all over my face, including neck and eyelids. My skin was constantly irritated and flakes, so I am now using 0.05% only twice a week. If... READ MORE
My derm gave me the 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before). The 0.1% is irritating, I have a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thick dark scabs,... READ MORE
Everybody keeps saying that Retin A works magic for aging skin, wrinkles, but nobody says what should be done when irritation occurs. When irritation... READ MORE
Prescription strength Retin-A has caused my face and neck to become significantly darker (hyper-pigmentation). Is this normal?
I have been using prescription strength Retin-A (0.1%) diligently for the past three weeks on a daily nightly basis. My face and neck have become... READ MORE
If I am not experiencing the dry/irritated skin side effects of Retin A does that mean it is not working for me?
I started using retin-a a few months ago and read that just about everyone has dry and/or irritated skin from it. I am using 0.05 percent and have... READ MORE
Updated with a photo and more info. I use prescribed Retinol 0.1% every 2nd or 3rd night. Very often I have extreme redness , itchiness and some... READ MORE
What can I use to help the flaking & irritation from Trentinoin (.05%) & what can I use to facilitate it?
Please advise: What can I use to help the flaking & irritation from Trentinoin (.05%) & what can I use to facilitate it? Thank you very much,... READ MORE
Can you be immune or unresponsive to Retin A? Obagi NuDerm straight to 0.1% with no peeling despite how much or often I use it.
I'm on Obagi NuDerm + 0.1% tretinoin with NO peeling redness/side effects. The only way I managed to get some light flaking was by applying it with... READ MORE
I have had many conflicting opinions on this particular topic. I want to know if a mild irritation of the skin (body or face, regardless) is good... READ MORE
Hi, I am using Retin-A cream for 3 days. I do NOT apply it under my eyes area however, I got some kind of allergy. My eyes are watering, puffed up,... READ MORE
I had dermaplaning done a few weeks ago and continued using my retina after. My face periodically burns now and my pores have enlarged mainly on my... READ MORE
I have some broken capillaries on my upper cheek and nose and just recently read that tretinoin can help diminish them. Is this true? I have wanted to... READ MORE
I apply Ratin A- 0.05% for 2 day after 3 month and i feel some irritation on my face.When fell Irritation 3rd day in evening,,,, i stop using ratin-A.... READ MORE
Using Retin-A 0.05% since 3/15/14, I had little dry and flaky skin at the beginning, but my skin is constantly peeling as and breaking out, not mean... READ MORE
Been using Retin-A Macro on a moisturized dry skin for a year. I use a tiny amount and mix it with moisturizer before applying. Skin is very irritated... READ MORE
I use Retinol every 2nd or 3rd night. Very often I have extreme redness , itchiness and some slight swelling in patches on my face which goes away... READ MORE
Do i need to apply sunscreen while on retin-a treatment even if i am at home for the entire day? and for the other days that i do go out i feel a bit... READ MORE
Should I continue using retinol A & a brightening complex, even if this irritates my skin & I ended up with more dark spots?
I started using a brightening complex twice daily & retinol A 0.5% 2xper week for dark spots & melasma 3 months ago. I have very sensitive skin &... READ MORE
I've read that 1% OTC retinol is equivalent to (but slightly weaker than) 0.025% retinoic acid, but still stronger than 0.1% retinaldehyde. Is there... READ MORE
How to deal with irritation and tingling after applying moisturizer in morning after overnight Local tritinoin application?
I've been using topical tritinoin for 1 wk on alternate nights. .I don't feel any irritation tritinoin cream but when I wash my face in morning and... READ MORE