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Sheydawm

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Retinol burn 😩 what can I do?

Retinol was never really something that I was interested in. I know a few people that deal with hormonal acne that told me it helped them alot. Also a friend of mine had a skin condition which is like an auto immune desease (not sure of the name). He also told me it helped him. Then recently I heard it’s helping alot against fine lines. I was starting with 0,3 to 0,5 over like 2 months. I saw the lines dissapeared. After 4 weeks I saw a little improvement so I wanted to Dose up to 1% and well then i dealt with the worse retinol burn ever. Since I’m new to this. Is it ok to use retinol with a dry skin? Dry skin + retinol a no go? Did you guys experience retinol burn already? Should I Dose down or hang in there until my skin gets used of it? Thank You guys so much ❤️
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theskinilivein

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I think your skin did not have time to adjust to that retinol percentage. I would go back to the lower concentration that your skin was able to tolerate and keep using it for like 3 months. If you keep seeing progress with that concentration I would not go higher.
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Sheydawm

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thank you for your response 🙏
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Ozu

Oily/Sensitive

Do increase your concentration slowly. What can be done, recommended by dermatalogist is basically to do this sandwich layering method with a hydrating moisturizer, moisturizer-retinol-moisturizer. You apply a layer of moisturizer before and after retinol.
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First of all you need to calm your skin. I would just don't use retinol for 1 or 2 weeks, than start using it from lower concentration. And use a sandwich method always. For dry skin you can use backuchiol or peptides to decrease the lines. And retinol has a long result to wait, up to 6 months, when you don't increase concentration
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Alaaaabuquta

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I rekomend you to follow the sandwich method. Apply a hydrating serum first then retinol and at last hydrating cream. you need to apply retinol just once a week if you skin doesn’t tolerate it.
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foodiexbeautie

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take a pea sized amount of retinol
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Picky86133

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That is an awesome recommandation❤🌹🌹🌹🌹
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