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Tretinoin (retinA)

How to use Tretinoin (retinA)

  • Wash your face with warm water and a gentle soap such as Dove or Cerave
  • Pat your face dry with a towel
  • Apply a small, pea sized, amount of tretinoin (retinA) to your face focusing on the forehead, cheeks, and chin. Avoid the eyes, lips, and neck.
  • Apply your moisturizer on top of this. You do not need to wait to apply the moisturizer.
  • Tretinoin (retinA) will make your skin more sun sensitive.  Make sure to wear sunscreen on a daily basis.  
  • Note: when starting tretinoin (retinA) use every 2-3 nights. After 1 month, if you haven’t experienced irritation, you may increase to every night.  Most people in Colorado are only able to use tretinoin every other night due to our dry climate.