How long you should leave retin A in your face

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    How long you should leave retin A in your face

    A few minutes?
    All night?

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    Apply a pea size amount at night, rinse off in the morning. Applying anything over it will decrease the strength (buffer it).
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    I leave it in all night and I add moisturiser with it just to be safe because I have sensitive skin and I'm scared if blotchy skin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolivia View Post
    I leave it in all night and I add moisturiser with it just to be safe because I have sensitive skin and I'm scared if blotchy skin.
    You add moiturizer on it?! It.s like you put the oil on the fire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoldenGlow90s View Post
    @Titi Hey, what’s wrong with adding moisturizer on top? Retin-A is extremely harsh for a lot of people. And it sounds as if @mur is new to it. I know personally, If I didn’t add something on top, I’d wake up to super irritated and extra dry skin. With moisturizer, I still had micro peeling but it wasn’t irritated.
    You have three possibilities if it is too potent:

    - you apply it 15mn after the bath
    - you use a half of pea size
    - you decrease the strenght 0,01 to 0,005 or to 0,0025

    You can endly switch to the Retinol.
    Anyway if you're satisfy by you method, it.s also good

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    You can leave it on all night. I would start with a lower dose though like @Titi said .025 or .05 at the most-- retin A takes a bit of time to get used to.

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    Definitely all night @mur
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    I did not know you not supposed to put moisturizer on after using retin a? Whayou about roseship oil because I been doing that also ?

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    Hi guys, can I use my retin A and IKB gel on alternative days, or is it better to use the gel for a week then retin A for a week? Since IKB gel is alpha arbutin based will it convert to HQ?

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