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How long will it take for my red rough cheeks to heal after stopping using a retinol and applying hydrocortisone? (stopped retinol lotion two days ago)

How long will it take for my red rough cheeks to heal after stopping using a retinol and applying hydrocortisone? (stopped retinol lotion two days ago)

Couple of days: Next time, use a very diluted Retinol (add moisturizer and let your skin dry completely before applying. Any moisturizer with Shea butter would feel good and not aggravate this. Steroids should not really be applied to the face unless the reaction is very severe. ...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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What does body lotion with vitamin a and c do for skin?

What does body lotion with vitamin a and c do for skin?

If the lotion is: Good quality it can help to keep skin from drying out. I am not a dermatologist - but i don't know what applying a tiny amount of vitamin a and c would do to help you health wise. They are important vitamins when ingested (oral). ...Read more

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Best OTC retinols p?

Roc products: These are onderful and not as irritating. Always apply 30 minutes after washing. ...Read more

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Do alfalfa leaves contain retinol ?

It shouldn't: Retinol is an animal based Vitamin A. Alfalfa contains plant based precursors in the vitamin A family called carotenoids. ...Read more

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Difference betwen glycolic acid nd retinol?

Google it: http://on.aol.com/video/viewers-questions--glycolic-acid-vs--retinol-517548583.

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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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Iam 29years old. When should I start using retinol creams?

Depend on need: Retinol is vit a derivatives to help with wrinkles.You can use this cream anytime when you want for your wrinkles. ...Read more

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What are the effects of retinol in pregnancy?

What are the effects of retinol in pregnancy?

Toxicity to infant: Retinol is a a vitamin a derivative is great for your skin but can theoretically be damaging to your developing infant. Better to wait to use creams that contain retinoids until after delivery (safe with breast feeding). ...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