WHAT IS TRETINOIN?

Tretinoin is a medication for acne and photoaging treatment. I normally would not want to talk about it because I am not a dermatologist. However, I have been getting messages asking about Tretinoin after featuring it in one of my blogs as one of my skin care essentials found in my man-bag.

Looking back, my first Tretinoin was prescribed to me by my dermatologist. Now, Tretinoin cream may be purchased over-the-counter (without prescription needed) from the local pharmacy. I use Tretinoin to address my occasional adult acne and for anti-aging purposes. Recommended usage is to apply once daily at bedtime. I only use it though once a week to minimize its side effects. Side effects may include dry skin and photosensitivity. I also read that it may cause a stinging or burning sensation. Although, I have not experienced this yet.

To address dry skin, I make sure I use a good evening moisturizer. During the day, I wear sun protection such as an advanced daily facial moisturizer with SPF 15 and a cap to protect my face from the harsh UV rays of the sun.

Tretinoin works for me but may not work for everyone. It is best to consult a dermatologist first and carefully read the product insert before use.

Have you used Tretinoin? Let me know in the comments section below.

Thanks. Signing out for now. Peace!

 

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