When you start using either Retinol or Retinoic Acid, the skin will be stimulated in a way that shocks it into action.
Sometimes called the retinoid reaction, the initial side-effect profile, should not scare you off incorporating a Retinoid into your skincare.
You might notice:
Irritation; slight itchiness; stinging; dryness; redness; mild peeling and dryness;
Irritation seems to be dose-related.
Don’t freak out! 😱
👩🏼⚕️ I have devised a way to gradually introduce your skin to this wonder treatment.
Ask me about it next time you visit.
Retinoids have always been applied at night because of a historical association with sun sensitivity.
☀️ And remember… IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU COMMIT TO SUNSCREEN ONCE YOU EMBARK ON YOUR RETINOID JOURNEY!!!