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Q. I am going to begin using a Retinol in my home skin care regimen. What is the best way to incorporate this into my routine without getting dry, irritated skin?

 

A. Using a Retinol is an excellent way to achieve smoother, brighter skin.

 

Retinol is a vitamin A derivative that works to rapidly exfoliate skin cells to produce a smoother skin texture, help clear blemishes and soften fine lines and wrinkles.

 

Four things to remember when beginning a Retinol routine:

  1. Begin Slowly: We recommend starting every other or every third evening for the first 1-2 weeks. This gives your skin a chance to become acclimated to the product. If the skin is tolerating this amount, you could begin using it every evening.
  2. A size of a pea is enough for the full face (really!). Most people that have very red, peeling skin from their Retinol routine have been over-applying the product.
  3. Remember to always stop the Retinol for at least one week prior to any chemical peel, microdermabrasion or waxing of the face.
  4. Daily sunscreen is a MUST. Retinol will make your skin more sensitive to the sun, so make sure to put a sunscreen on every day, even in the winter.

For more information on incorporating a medical strength Retinol into your home skin care regimen, set up an appointment with one of our Jeune Skin Care medical aestheticians: