Airol [Retin-A] (Tretinoin)
Tretinoin (Retin-A, Avita, Airol, Renova) is derived from retinoid compounds (vitamin A) and in medical practice it is used as a cure for different types of acne. It stimulates replacement of skin cells and thus uncovers the plugged follicles. This effect also forestalls appearance of new acne. One should also mention that Tretinoin proved to be effective in smoothing skin wrinkles.
Side Effects of Retin-A (Airol)
The heightened replacement of skin cells may cause irritation and peeling. As a rule many Tretinoin users discontinue treatment after several days, thinking that it doesn’t work. Nevertheless it is one of the most efficient substances against whiteheads and blackheads, but it takes 1.5 -2 months of usage for noticeable effect to appear. Concerning the smoothening of wrinkles, the duration of Retin-A usage should be no less than 6 months. The best results can be seen when you use Retin-A during a year.
The following instruction may help you during treatment.
- Retin-A should be applied in a thin layer in the evening. Small amount is enough and it will go far.
- To make skin flaking less visible use facial scrub in the morning. Or you can use rough towel instead of scrub.
- After that apply a water-based moisturizing cream. This recommendation concerns men as well. It will lessen the drying effect of Tretinoin and will make it more bearable.
- In case of skin peeling during the day, remove it with a washcloth and apply more moisturizer.
- A moisturizer containing sunscreen may be also helpful. Tretinoin makes your skin more sensitive to sunlight. To avoid sunburn put sunscreen everytime when you are in the open.
- When you use it for a first time, apply it every other day or every 3rd day. The peeling and irritation are the most intensive during the first 2 weeks of usage. When your skin gets accustomed to Tretinoin you can use it more often.
Don’t be scared if you noticed irritation or flaking. You can take a break for a couple of days, but don’t discontinue using it completely.
- Increasing skin cell turnover
- Prevents the formation of new comedones
- Improves wrinkles
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