Tretinoin Skin Care

Tretinoin skin care is medically proven to improve fine wrinkle lines

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Tretinoin Skin Care

Tretinoin has been dubbed the golden standard in skincare. When used in a well-planned daily routine, topical (applied to the surface of the skin) tretinoin has been medically proven to rejuvenate the skin, improve fine wrinkle lines, and reverse the effects of mild sun damage. With consistent daily use, the skin is more youthful and healthy. Aside from its rejuvenating properties, tretinoin can be used by acne-prone individuals as the medication works by stimulating skin exfoliation and unblocking the pores.

What is tretinoin?

Tretinoin is marketed and branded as Retin-A. It is an isoform of a retinoid derived from vitamin A and is very popular in the treatment of acne. Tretinoin is also used for facial rejuvenation. In daily skincare routines, it is proven effective in sun-damaged skin and age spots. Younger people will better maintain a youthful appearance when using tretinoin in a daily program. Tretinoin may also be used as a preliminary routine to prepare for other treatments such as chemical peels. The use of tretinoin thins the outer layer of the skin and this prepares the skin for better absorption of chemicals in peeling treatments.

Daily Skin Care Routine

For best skin care, Dr. Chen Lee will prescribe tretinoin cream for nightly long-term use. Tretinoin produces dryness. You may need a moisturizer for comfort. Sunblock is important as tretinoin increases skin sensitivity to UV radiation. In order to maintain tretinoin’s potency, it must be protected from extremes of temperature.

Steps on using tretinoin…

When using tretinoin, remember the following steps in order to avoid any untoward side effects. Also for the medication to penetrate into the skin and be effective follow Dr. Chen Lee’s instructions on use.

  • Use tretinoin at night, before bedtime. Facial redness is increased with a daytime application and sun sensitivity is increased.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly with soap. Dry your hands well prior to putting on tretinoin.
  • Do not apply tretinoin near your eyes, the slope of your nose, mouth, and wounded areas.
  • To minimize dryness and scaling of the skin, you should use a facial moisturizer when you are on tretinoin therapy, just do not apply it at the same time you put on tretinoin.
  • Application the morning after is best so that the moisturizer does not interfere with its absorption.
  • If the prescribed dosage for tretinoin is once a day and you forgot to put it on the night when it has to be applied, just miss out on the dose and apply it the following evening.
  • Apply sunscreen in the morning, after you put on moisturizer. This will minimize sun irritation.
  • Make your doctor aware of your allergies or if you are pregnant.
  • The unexpected side effects of tretinoin include irritation, swelling, and burning sensation and may require dose adjustment until your skin adjusts to the medication.

If tretinoin is properly used in a daily skincare program, you will better maintain a youthful appearance. Come to find out more about how tretinoin in your daily skincare can help your skin stay healthy and young-looking.

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