What Should You Know About Retin-A Creams?

As we age, our skin produces less collagen, which can lead to lines, wrinkles, and an older appearance. Retin-A, also called tretinoin, can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and make you look younger.

Retin-A also can treat acne and even some pre-cancerous conditions. Tretinoin is the generic name for Retin-A, which is derived from vitamin A.

You may purchase the product as either Retin-A or tretinoin cream.

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How Retin-A Works

The major effect of Retin-A is that your outer skin cells start to fall off so the skin that replaces them is smoother and fresher. Also, epidermal cells grow faster so the skin is softer and healthier.

Next, over a period of several weeks and months, the collagen that’s a deeper layer in the skin gets thicker and reduces fine lines and wrinkles. Note that Retin-A also can be effective for acne, including whiteheads and blackheads, but it can take two or three months to work.

Using Tretinoin Cream

If you’re curious about how to use this product to reduce lines and wrinkles or acne, the tips below should help:

  • Put the cream on with a thin layer before you go to bed; remember, you don’t need to use a lot. If you use a lot, the results won’t come any faster.
  • Every morning, give your face a mild scrub to wash the skin and reduce flaking.
  • After washing your face, put on an oil-free moisturizer. Tretinoin cream will dry the skin, so adding the moisturizer is important.
  • Is your skin flaking from the cream? Just use a rough washcloth to wipe it away or use more water-based moisturizer.
  • Some users also try moisturizers with sunscreen. It’s healthy to protect the skin from the sun when using a product that contains tretinoin.

Some users have discovered their skin is sensitive to Retin-A, so you should apply it every other day at first. Most people have the most difficulties with flaking and skin irritation within the first 14 days. Once your skin has adjusted to the tretinoin, you can use it every day.

Tips When Using Tretinoin Cream

Keep the details below in mind when you begin to use the cream.

1. It Can Take Time

It will probably take a few months for the tretinoin cream to show results. There have been clinical studies that found impressive results after use of the product for three months. Be patient and you should enjoy the benefits.

2. Healthy Habits Improve Results

Tretinoin can help with aging skin and acne, but it won’t solve all your problems by itself! For the best results, doctors recommend you maintain other healthy skin habits.

First, you ought to consume a healthy diet and drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Get plenty of sleep and stay active.

Together, these choices will make your face look its best.

3. Works Best Before Bed

Tretinoin loses effectiveness when it’s exposed to the sun. So it’s recommended not to use it during the day. You should experience better results by applying it at night.

The best outcomes may occur if you wait until 20 minutes before going to bed. Allow some time for the product to absorb into the skin before putting your head on the pillow.

4. Don’t Have to Use It Every Day

If you’re concerned about itching and dryness, remind yourself that you don’t have to apply tretinoin every day for optimal results. Dermatologists often suggest using it every day, but using every two or three days is fine.

These are the basics you need to know about tretinoin cream. We hope you’ll give it a try soon and get impressive results for slowing aging and clearing up acne.

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