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cylieskin

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Share your tretinoin routine + tips here.

Bonjour, beautiful folx! 🌿Share your retinoid/ tretinoin routine here (AM/PM). 🌿What’s the reason why you started using tretinoid? it for acne? Anti-aging? 🌿What vehicle (cream vs gel) are you currentt using? 🌿Share you tips and hacks here. Let’s connect on ig @cylieskin merci.
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Ruthieandskincare

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Just recently jump into tretinoin from being a retinol user for 2years. I opted to go for Tretinoin 0.05 cream rather than gel ( gels are stronger as they have stronger penetration capabilities especially the micro one) Tret creams are also easier to divide and spread plus gets along well with sandwich method. I started once a week, half a pea size with sandwich method, first week I had lots of sensitivies and some irritation. Watch out 48-72hrs post tret as it is at this time where you will notice any adverse irritation. I am on 3rd week of tret and just increased it to twice a week half a pea size. then if its all good ill increase it to full pea size the following week. As for routines, I usually will use a mild exfoliant one night before tret. but that is me, most will have to stop exfoliants and vit c all together while starting on tret. On tret night, I focus only on upping my hydration products.Look for a thick moisturiser you like. Then the morning after, I use hydrating and calming products also increasing hydration levels. Plus I use physical spf the day before where in other days when my skin is less irritated I go use chemical spf.
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cylieskin

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Ah awesome! What exfoliants are you using currently? I’ve been using tret for the past 10 weeks and have been using daily. And have not re-introduced my exfoliants as advised by my GP. Looking forward to add my Paula’s Choice BHA toner back. My lifesaver products so far are illiyoon ato cream, avene cica and LRP cicaplast balme on tret nights.
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melisprouts

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I’ve never heard of tretinoin! very interesting 🧐
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