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I saw this vid a while back, chick is 61, looks like some chicks half her age:
It's on my list of things for long term.
@Overboard95, are you getting it cheap thru insurance? How much are you paying/how long does one script last? Did you get unlimited refills, or do you have to go back to the doc to have them keep refilling it every so often?
Retin A is like topical accutane (vitamin a) which basically boosts skin resurfacing and sheds your skin faster. Tazorac is what I use and stronger in gel form. You can start on retin a because you'll probably be flaky for 3 weeks on lower strength anyway.
I've never had hyperpigmentation that bad, but I recently got a dermaplaning facial (girlfriend bought it for me) and the spots I did have were basically scraped off. It was kind of alarming how effective it was when it was paired with a lactic acid peel. More than I have ever noticed with retin a. I naturally have alot of skin turnover which requires exfoliation so I can't say retin a did much for me for hyperpigmentation. I'm also taking collagen, biotin etc which also boosts collagen production.
For hyperpigmentation I've noticed most results with dermaneedling and Vitamin C serum.
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You can use it after facials or peels as well.
This is broad info. Without seeing the extent and where it is located any advice will be vanilla and not tailored to your actual skin condition
I've generally noticed more wrinkle reduction and elasticity from retinoids. It takes a month for it to work so it's hard to notice results without comparing pics. Use it as a general skin enhancer not a skin lightener
WoodisGood wrote: Without seeing what state your skin is in all advice would just be broad and watered down. You gotta at least paint a picture of what the problems for the thread before you get any real solutions
Scars? Wrinkles? Hyperpigmentation? Where is it?
Also do you have dry, oily, sensitive, combo skin?
You can go in completely different directions based on the starting point if you want actual good advice for YOUR SKIN
The reason why I wanted to try retinol (I actually bought a bottle but never got the package) was just so my skin would look "healthier", i.e younger.
I've consulted with at least 5 different dermatologists and not even one was able to help me improve my complexion, so I've kinda given up by now but I'm currently using a face moisturizer (by Isdin) which is actually pretty good. My complexion is naturally oily and dry but ever since changing my diet and using the aforementioned moisturizer, it's not as dry or oily as it was.
I breakout often but it's nothing terrible, I do have a lot of open pores and when I breakout I get these strange pimples (which I'm sure are not common pimples as they do not build up pus on the tip) which when gone leave whiteish brown spots (which I guess you could call hyperpigmentation but I'm not sure).
I welcome all advice, so if anyone wants to give their two cents, go ahead and I'll try it out.
I've attached some pics of my complexion so you can get an idea of what I'm talking about.
I also asked my girl and she said primers are often used for concealing pores. I tend to go straight for permanent fixes than makeup and coverups, but you can go to sephora and have them give you a free sample tub of whatever they recommend. Do this cover up shit after you've tried the shit I recommended for a month. Any makeups or coverups can create acne as well and that's why I don't recommend them to start with.
Also, another thing I didn't mention is a COOLING TONER. I just made a post about shaving and cooling your face down after shaving or hot showers will help with pores.
Clearing the oil out your pores and cooling them down is the goal. Peppermint and menthol is your friend
Hello, I registered on this forum looking for information about retinol.
Google brought me to this page
I have imperfections on my face even though I'm young and I would like to try retinol creams and serums, but I read on youtube that it can sting a bit during the first days of use. I'd like to be sure before taking the plunge. I also saw a dermatologist say that the process of "retinization", a term I don't really understand. lol
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