While I cover many anti-aging tools, I get so many questions about Retin A, I decided to do a post covering the Five Top Questions. This actually increased the number of questions that I posted a free, four page PDF guide to Retin A. Retin A Road Rules covers the basic issues such as how it works and who should use it. The guide continues with a step by step program for incororating Retin A into a daily skin care. For example to avoid irritation and flaking you need to wait at least 20 minutes between the time you wash your face and when you apply Retin A before bedtime. Road Rules also includes a complete review of the six different types of Retin A , including the pros and cons of each and how to choose the right one for your type of skin.
Right now you can download the free guide by liking my Facebook Page. At the start of 2013, I will replace Retin A Road Rules with The No-Nonsense Guide to Dark Spots and Splotches. It will look at the causes of different types of hyperpigmentation, and explain how to even out skin tone. The free four page PDF will explore different options including lasers, IPL, hydroquinone, Kojic Acid and licorice root. And it will look at which popular skin lighteners are a waste of money as well as those that can cause more discoloration and scarring.
Questions about hyperpigmentation are second only to interest in Retin A. When I started my anti-aging journey my first step was a date with a laser to remove larger age spots and freckles. I’ve used IPL to erase small freckles and Triluma to lighten under eye circles. Next week I will be trying out a new type of low level laser called Clear and Brilliant. This device can be used on the body and is wonderful for dealing with hypigmentation and sun damage on the chest. It was featured on Dr Oz, but the show did not reveal before and after results. I’ll be posting photos of the entire process — the good, the bad and hopefully the beautiful.