Does Tretinoin Damage the Skin Barrier?

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Starting tretinoin can be a rollercoaster of emotions, from “OMG! My skin looks incredible!” to “OMG! Half My Face Is Flaking off at the Office!” or worse, “OMG! Even moisturizer stings!” When starting tretinoin, the irritation that occurs during the early phases of retinization could be discouraging.Moreover, if you are too eager to get that … Read more

Is Your Skin Barrier Damaged and How to Repair It?

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Picture this: you’ve been taking excellent care of your skin and love how it looks and feels. You recently purchased an exfoliating serum everyone’s raving about on social media. But within a week or so, your skin seems to have turned on you, like it’s ANGRY. Maybe it’s burning, itchy, really dry, and flaky. Your … Read more

Tretinoin Peeling – OMG! Half My Face Is Flaking off at the Office!

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Using tretinoin was always one of those things I thought I would do when I got “older.” I have read it is exploding in popularity online. For decades, retinoids have been the gold standard for anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, and anti-acne in skincare. They’re prescribed for everything. And guess what: I’m older. I’m only 37, of course, … Read more

Tretinoin Skincare Routine – Designed for Absolutely No Irritation

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Tretinoin is the anti-aging gold standard of all ingredients. Adding tretinoin to your skincare routine has many benefits, whether for acne or anti-aging. Tretinoin increases cell turnover and helps with acne, skin aging, and hyperpigmentation. It also stimulates collagen and elastin production, thickening the skin, slowing down the aging process, and filling in fine lines. … Read more

Tretinoin, the Superstar of Skin Renewal

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Tretinoin is known for its exceptional ability to turn back the hands of time. With its prowess in stimulating collagen production and promoting skin cell turnover, tretinoin effortlessly diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, leaving behind a rejuvenated and resilient complexion. Used correctly, tretinoin can make a big difference in skin health and well-being for many … Read more

The Tretinoin Purge – How Long Does It Last?

Tretinoin Purge - How long do retinol uglies last?

Ever since I started consulting the internet for skincare research, nearly no skincare sub doesn’t have at least one person explaining their initial tretinoin purge phase when extolling the virtuous results after starting tretinoin. Usually, it goes something like this, “At first, the purging from tretinoin was horrible, but a week later, my skin cleared … Read more

6 Best Sunscreens to Use with Tretinoin in 2023

Best Sunscreen to Use with Tretinoin

So you’re keen on starting tretinoin (aka Retin-A), and you’ve seen the stellar before and after pictures. But you’ve also heard that tretinoin is not your average drugstore aloe gel. If you’re unfamiliar with tretinoin, step back and read our Complete Guide to Tretinoin. Tretinoin increases sun sensitivity. Therefore, sun protection is vital to avoid … Read more

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