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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)

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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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