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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
Can someone with sensitive skin use retinol, glycolic acid or vit C? How do you know if you've got sensitive skin?
Possibly: Tretinoin (Retinol), glycolic acid, and vitamin C can all be harsh to the skin. It is best to try a test patch on a small area of the skin; the back of the hand, to determine how sensitive you skin is to each type of product. Vitamin C and glycolic acid may not be as harsh as tretinoin. Remember to use a moisturizing agent as well to help keep the skin from dehydration. Apply sparingly. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for blackheads and whiteheads on sensitive skin? is it okay to use retinol?
Exfoliation: Optimizing your skin care with gentle exfoliants, cleansers and toners offer the best treatment for comedones or black/white heads. These are signs of obstructed pores and inefficient skin cell turnover. There are excellent medical grade products from skinceuticals, skinmedica, obaji, hydropeptide and many others that can get provide total skin care options. ...Read more
Is it safe to use retinol sa face moisturizer with 2.5% benzoyl peroxide treatment? Will it counteract with each other?
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
Can retinol be used every night? Or is it important to use it less frequently? (assuming that sunscreen is used each day to protect against uv damage)
Retinol: Retinol can be used daily, but i prefer that you not use it too close to the eyes. Be very careful in direct sunlight! ...Read more
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