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A 19-year-old female asked:

I was using retin a (tretinoin) to treat eye wrinkles and now my skin is really really red and peeling ! what can i do to fix this ?

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
Moisturize: I would take a few days break from your medication. Take a shower to allow your skin to absorb moisture and gentle exfoliate the area with a washcloth. Apply a thin layer of vaseline to lock in the water tonight. This article has some more good tips: http://acne.about.com/od/acnetreatments/f/retinafaq.htm
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Dr. Keimun Slaughter
Facial Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
I agree with Dr. Jacobs. Retin compounds have various percentage concentrations and are notorious for causing desiccation at the higher percentages. If you decide to resume treatment you should use a lower percentage formulation.
Sep 19, 2015

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