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Can I use retinol-A 0.025 and clindamgcin together?

Can I use retinol-A 0.025 and clindamgcin together?

Sure they can help: acne, but if not clearing in 6-8 weeks see dermatologist for other prescriptions or treatment options ...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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Can I use retinol while breastfeeding?

Can I use retinol while breastfeeding?

Retinol: The literature says it's safe to use retinol while breastfeeding. In fact, it's been given class a status, meaning no risk has ever been determined in human studies. But it's always safe to consult your obstetrician before using it. ...Read more

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Can I use retinol nose drop to my infant?

Can I use retinol nose drop to my infant?

Saline better: If you need nose drops to clear congestion in an infant, better to use just plain old saline drops than any medicated drops. They work just as well if not better and are totally safe. ...Read more

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Can someone with sensitive skin use retinol, glycolic acid or vit C? How do you know if you've got sensitive skin?

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

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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

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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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If I'm using a glycolic gel on my face can i layer it with a serum that contains retinol. Can i also use other moisturizers with it. Tyvm?

Do not combine: Don't combine glycolic acid with a retinol. The glycolic acid will break down the retinol product. Really it's the retinol which has the best effects in terms of helping prevent wrinkles. Glycolic acid is great for a gentle peel but it will destabilize the retinol, so you'll just be wasting money by neutralizing the retinol. ...Read more

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I have an 8 month one that I am still breastfeeding, can I use a retinol cream on my crows feet?

I have an 8 month one that I am still breastfeeding, can I use a retinol cream on my crows feet?

Moderately safe: Vitamin a creams are considered moderately safe when used during breastfeeding. Blood concentration after application is essentially zero & there is no evidence of significant passage in the breast milk. ...Read more