You believed the hype and dove right in, using your new retinoid (topical forms of vitamin A such as Retin-A and Renova) religiously only to be rewarded with red, dry, flaky skin. Too difficult to cover with make-up and sensitive to everything, you’ve thrown the tube in the drawer that contains all your other anti-aging fails.
So what went wrong? You probably used too much, too often.
Start off using your retinoid 2 to 3 times a week before bedtime. Still too irritated? Mix it with a simple (nothing anti-aging) moisturizer in the palm of your hand before applying.
Irritation should subside after about 4 weeks and your skin will look better than ever!
Until next time….