As anyone who uses Retin-A knows, it makes your skin extremely sensitive. I just got home from having a sleep study. I did not know what to expect, but I certainly did not expect to have an alcohol wipe cleanse my face prior to sticking heavy-duty TAPE on my face. I didn't truly feel the burn until this morning once the tape was removed by the technician. I went to the bathroom to look in the mirror because my face felt like it was on fire. To my surprise, my skin was tore and almost bloody-like on the areas where there was tape. It hurts, it's extremely sensitive and I'm not quite sure how to treat it.
- How do I treat my skin?
- How do I prevent scarring, hyperpigmentation and other such damage?
- What should my skin care routine look like for the next several days?
- How long should I avoid the Retin-A?
This morning, I'm just going to cleanse my skin with water and apply a soothing cream for sensitive skin on my face.
Please advise! Thank you!!