skincare tips
BY: LBL Team

10 Tips for Using Tretinoin in Your Skincare Routine

How to use tretinoin properly

Tretinoin cream, often hailed as a skincare wonder ingredient, is a potent derivative of vitamin A that can revolutionize your skincare routine if you know how to use it right. Tretinoin is pretty impressive — it has the power to combat acne, reduce wrinkles, and improve skin texture. Tretinoin can be your skin’s best ally with some guidance and patience. Check out these tips for incorporating this superstar ingredient into your skincare routine to up your beauty A-game.

1. Start slow

Think of tretinoin as a new friend for your skin. Introduce it slowly, starting with a pea-sized amount 2-3 times a week, and observe how your skin responds before increasing frequency.

2. Nighttime is the right time

Tretinoin is a night owl! Apply it in your evening routine as it’s sensitive to sunlight, ensuring your skin reaps the benefits while you dream.

3. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

Follow up with a hydrating moisturizer to prevent potential dryness and irritation. Think of it as giving your skin a comforting hug after the tretinoin workout.

4. Sunscreen is your BFF

With tretinoin in your routine, your skin becomes more sun-sensitive. Use a broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen as your loyal daytime companion.

5. Practice patience

Tretinoin isn’t a magic wand—results take time. Consistently use it for several weeks to months, and you’ll likely notice your skin beginning to thank you.

6. Less is more

More isn’t always better. Using too much tretinoin can lead to irritation. Stick to the recommended pea-sized amount for your face.

7. Avoid the “no-no” zone

Avoid applying tretinoin too close to your eyes, nostrils, and mouth to prevent irritation in these sensitive areas.

8. Take a break if needed

If your skin protests with irritation, it’s okay to take a short break. Resume your tretinoin journey once the drama calms down.

9. Consult your dermatologist

Your dermatologist is your go-to guide for personalized advice on using tretinoin, especially if you have specific concerns about skincare.

10. Watch for non-compatibles

Some products don’t work well with tretinoin. Avoid using it with products containing benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, or alcohol, as these can lead to increased irritation.

Tretinoin: The team player in aesthetic treatments

After mastering the art of tretinoin application, you might wonder how it fits into the broader picture of aesthetic dermatology. Well, tretinoin isn’t just a solo artist—it’s a fantastic team player, especially when paired with skin treatments like Clear + BrilliantHydrafacials, and RF Microneedling. Want to learn more about Tretinoin and other skincare products? Check out LaserAway Beauty, a revolutionary skincare line developed by leading dermatologists.

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