Any Other Retin-A/Tretinoin Users Here? Looking For Advice.

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
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So I don’t know the differences in how strong retinol is from product to product. But I have sensitive skin and I got a sample of the drunk elephant retinol cream. I tried it every other night and it sucked the life out of the acne I was getting but I didn’t really have a reaction like some women get. Maybe you could try a product like that?

I wound up getting the sunday riley luna retinol oil and it works wonders on my skin. Granted it’s winter here and I haven’t been out in the sun much but my skin is soft and defnitely better from it. I mix it with a good moisterizer, marula oil from the ordinary and aragon oil. I think the key to retinols is really keeping the skin from drying out. But we all handle things differently.

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somedaymrsj :  I definitely wouldn’t mix retinol with retinol! You will melt your face off lol! I would suggest the marula oil. It’s only 10 dollars and it super hydrating. It’s great to mix into your moisterizer at night!

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somedaymrsj :  

I used retin A literally for decades until I gave it up once I started home micro needling and using a cbd lotion sold by a local store. Seriously. The difference is amazing.  People comment. And I have quite a few years on you.

In your case, it sounds like your skin is not getting enough time to adapt. Don’t be in a hurry to bump up the strength. And, x3 per week may bee too much right now.  I remember some peeling being pretty standard in the early stages.

The way a board certified cosmetic surgeon explained it to me was that you apply the retin A; wait 15-20 minutes, then apply your serum and moisturizer.

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somedaymrsj :  

Yeah, I just buy the rollers with needles on them from amazon. They’re good for about a month.  Fortunately, they are cheap.  I do it x3 per week, or try to.  There are a lot of YouTube videos on it. The results showed right away; even Dh noticed.

The cbd lotion I like I get locally.  You reminded me, I also use cbd oil on my face; I add a couple of drops to my moisturizer/serum concoction.  Great stuff.  I even put it on top of my toothpaste; makes my teeth feel super clean.

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