The flaky dry skin has arrived. I had almost forgotten the white peeling skin that goes along with Retin A treatment. The weather has turned cold and windy which isn’t helping matters. My regular moisturizer can’t keep up, so I’m going to have to crank up on the hydration.
I’m also a little concerned that I don’t see my skin “pinking up”. One of the first things that I noticed with Retin A Micro was a youthful healthy glow, the result of an increase in circulation. This was just about my favorite anti-aging benefit from Retin A, but so far, I don’t see it from this generic, albeit much stronger formulation. Even my mom said I looked pale– and when the one person in the world who thinks you always look good says you are pale– well, I pay attention.
I was so buzzed to find such an affordable version of Retin A, but if it doesn’t deliver, then it’s no bargain. I’m going to keep going for at least another few weeks. Dr Katz is going to do a facial imaging follow-up to see if Retin A has decreased areas of sun damage and I want to see if I can measure results. ( Once a science geek, always a science geek).
Right now I’m in desperate need of some turbo powered moisturizers– a non greasy one for day and anything short of Crisco for night. The suggestions I got for my Retin A dried-out lips were wonderful and I hope someone has road tested recommendations that worked for them. Anyone?