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Busythinking

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when and how to use retinol

Hey pickies, I’m super new and knows literally nothing about retinol. What are the tips to find the retinol? And what are you tips in applying etc and is it necessary to apply retinol. I’m 20 years old Thanks!!!
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amyrahmisa

Dry/Sensitive

Hi, i think if you are new to retinoid, you can start with low percentage and make sure your skin is hydrate enough when you apply retinoid product cause sometimes it can make skin dry. I recommend use sandwich method, so you can apply product that can moisturize the skin (it can toner, essence, ampoule or thin layer of moisturizer) and then you apply the retinoid product, and apply moisturizer again to lock. For more detail you can check this https://www.instagram.com/p/CFSDA3ynqKW/?utm_medium=copy_link
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Busythinking

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do you have recommendations for the retinoids to new user? low percentage is about 1%?
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SilverSliver

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Check out Dr. Shereene Idriss or Dr. Andrea Dray on YouTube. They are wonderful sources of information for beginners💕
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Busythinking

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thank you! will take a look at YT🤩
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Prislyn

Oily/Resilient

Depends on you really. Retinol is usually used for anti-aging but you can start early if your want 😊 You also have to build your tolerance with a lower percentage first before working your way up to a higher percentage
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Busythinking

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thank you! how do I know whether the retinol starts working? will purging be one of them? and do you have recommendations?
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samiyiy

Oily/Resilient

You’re gonna want to start building your tolerance for retinol , I’d definitely reccomend doing more research or possibly talking to a dermatologist. personally I started off with the skinceutical retinol 0.3 . As for application I know it recommended to apply at night because retinol causes slight thinning in the outermost layer of the skin making you more susceptible to burning in the sun.
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Busythinking

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ahhhhh such good information! will take note on that and consult a dermatologist. thanks so much
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AngelCare

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looking for information as well.
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