I’m learning how to deal with this uber-strength Retin A. I’ve stepped back and now using it every three days, rather than every other day. The white flaky bits are gone and I can see a bit of a glow– rather than a chalky pallor. When we think of aging, wrinkles and lines are what usually come to mind. But its that dull pale skin ( a combo of a slow down in circulation and increased dryness) that is making the skin seem old and tired. Every cell in my body wants to speed up my anti-aging project– but I’ve learned to respect the process and take it slower.
I wait a full hour between washing my face and applying the new Retin A. After applying a pea size blob, I top it with light coating of Cereve PM lotion. I treat my lips with a smear of Aquaphor and the skin tight feeling is gone. The weather has also been milder which can be contributing to the improvments. But this balmy weather is not going to last much longer– and when it becomes cold and windy, we’ll see how well I can really handle my Big Girl Retin A.