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Has anyone ever had a retinol reaction or know any that has?

Has anyone ever had a retinol reaction or know any that has?

Yes: Burning, redness, itching, scaling and even thinning of skin are all known reactions to the topical application of retinol. Can also increase sun sensitivity. Taken internally during pregnancy, ti could cause birth defects. ...Read more

Dr. Lourdes Margarita Landron-Garcia
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Vitamin A (Definition)

Vitamin A helps form and maintain healthy teeth, skeletal and soft tissue, mucous membranes, and skin. It is also known as retinol because it produces the pigments in the retina of the eye. Vitamin A promotes good vision, especially in low light. It may also be needed ...Read more


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How to heal a bad skin reaction caused my retinol?

How to heal a bad skin reaction caused my retinol?

Cortisone cream: Retinol can cause dryness, irritation and burning. Stop using the product, apply Hydrocortisone cream and moisturizer that contains no glycolic acid or retinoid (ie: cetaphil, cerave, aveeno). You may need a stronger prescription topical steroid from your doctor if the Hydrocortisone doesn't help. ...Read more

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Can you get an adverse reaction from 10% RDA of retinol palmitate in fortified drink for someone with liver disease?

Can you get an adverse reaction from 10% RDA of retinol palmitate in fortified drink for someone with liver disease?

Maybe: Why a "fortified drink"? What is the reason for this drink? What else is in it? Exactly which liver disease? How severe? Best to consult the Dr, don't experiment. ...Read more

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Does facial rejuvenation contain allergens? I have had allergic reactions to anti-aging creams, specifically those that contain retinol. I've also had reactions to hot wax when i've visited salons in the past. Are there methods of facial rejuvenation for

Does facial rejuvenation contain allergens? I have had allergic reactions to anti-aging creams, specifically those that contain retinol. I've also had reactions to hot wax when i've visited salons in the past. Are there methods of facial rejuvenation for

It : It is often a bit tricky to use a retinoid such as Retin-A without irritation. There have been studies that have shown applying a thin layer of a mild facial lotion prior to applying the retinoid can be helpful to reduce irritation. If you feel you are truly allergic as opposed to just irritated by cosmetic facial products, a visit to a dermatologist for possible allergy testing might be helpful. Also, make sure you are using a very mild soapless cleanser so you don't dry out your facial skin when cleaning it. ...Read more

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I used a retinol cream two nights ago, and the next day I used a 4% salicylic acid and 2.5% bp cream on my face. I've been using all these products for a while with no reactions, however i've been sick and taking cold medicine, and noticed my skin is more

I used a retinol cream two nights ago, and the next day I used a 4% salicylic acid and 2.5% bp cream on my face. I've been using all these products for a while with no reactions, however i've been sick and taking cold medicine, and noticed my skin is more

Question cut off: Although the end of your question was cut of, I'm going to take a guess that you're wondering if the change in your skin has anything to do with your cold medicine. The answer is NO. However, if I'm off the mark, please resubmit your question more succinctly so that we can review all the pertinent information. ...Read more

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Does retinol expire?

Retinol: Most topical medications have an expiration date but are still effective months to years after they have expired. ...Read more

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What is the use of retinol?

What is the use of retinol?

Skin rejuvenation: Retinol, as well as other skin treatments like alpha-hydroxy acids and vitamin c, all work to increase "skin turnover." your skin cells are constantly regenerating and sloughing off. This "turnover" slows as we age. That's why a baby heals a cut so fast and senior citizens take weeks to heal a skin injury. Retinol speeds the regeneration process, giving your skin a fresh, younger look. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overuse retinol?

Is it possible to overuse retinol?

Refractive index: The easiest explanation is that human eyes are "built" to work in air. Water bends light waves more than air does, and our eyes need a layer of air in front of them in order to focus. That its why a pair of goggles helps you see under water. ...Read more