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Switching retinoids
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Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:21 am      Reply with quote
At the moment Im using retin-a micro - been using it for 3 weeks with a little bit of peeling and redness, and a bit of a burning sensation around the eye area when I apply stuff, but apart from that, no major side effects. My skin looks good, and seems to be looking plumper and more even (my annoying left NL line looks MUCH reduced - is that possible in 3 weeks, and given that I have also stopped using my creams and oils at night due to the retin-a??

Anyway, I also bought a retin gel and cream at the same time. When I have finished the tube of micro retin, can I just switch to the gel or cream formula without going through the initial stages again, or will I have to go through the peeling purging etc again?

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Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:27 pm      Reply with quote
mowgli wrote:


Anyway, I also bought a retin gel and cream at the same time. When I have finished the tube of micro retin, can I just switch to the gel or cream formula without going through the initial stages again, or will I have to go through the peeling purging etc again?


You may or may not have issues switching, mowgli. The micro is time released, so you are being delivered little bits at a time. It is a YMMV type of thing!
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I find the gel to be stronger than the cream - so you may want to bear that in mind.

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