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Retinyl palmitate - lead 2 sun sensitivity like tretinoin?
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Monica34
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:13 pm      Reply with quote
If I use a retinyl ester instead of tretinoin, would I still have increased sun sensitivity? Is is comparable to a low strength tretinoin 0.025%?
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:34 pm      Reply with quote
Same as the answer to your other question Monica. Any product that acts as an exfoliant, no matter how mild, should be followed by a sunscreen.

Again, what exactly do you mean when you say "increased sun sensitivity?"
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:01 pm      Reply with quote
katee wrote:
Same as the answer to your other question Monica. Any product that acts as an exfoliant, no matter how mild, should be followed by a sunscreen.

Again, what exactly do you mean when you say "increased sun sensitivity?"


I mean a higher chance of sunburn. With Retin A you burn easier, seems to be same thing with Vit A esters I suppose since its converted to tretinoin within the skin. Unless the conversion is not very effective, and then the Vit A ester is not either Smile I think I just answered my own question LOL

I always wear sun screen anyways, but I know that even with a good sunblock, you are supposed to avoid a lot of sun while on tretinoin.
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 4:06 pm      Reply with quote
Hi Monica,

I responded to your other post but it probably applies here as well. Yes it does increase sun sensitivity but you already stated that you use sunscreen so that is very good. I am not sure if using something Retin-A once a week will make such a big difference in your skins reaction however using a sunscreen and limiting your sun exposure is always a cautious way to go when starting something with Tretinoin. Smile
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Thu Feb 22, 2007 9:45 pm      Reply with quote
It does increase you sensitivity, but I think it's only slightly. Just keep using your sunscreen.
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