Should I be exfoliating while on Retin a?

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My skin is getting very flakey and dry. Would exfoliating 1-2x a week be beneficial?
 
Ideally you should still exfoliate but since your skin is flaky and dry it will only exacerbate the issue so don't.
 
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do you use moisturizer?
 
What % u using
 
No retin a for face
 
i’m thinking bha because AHA makes you sun sensitive
Yeah I used a BHA one before but I don’t now since I’m on accutane. It’s good tbh can be used 1-2x a week
 
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whats your routine
wash face then apply retin a a few hours before sleep. about 10 mins before sleep i put on lotion.

i wake up, wash face, lotion.

then lotion throughout the day if it’s flakey
 
wash face then apply retin a a few hours before sleep. about 10 mins before sleep i put on lotion.

i wake up, wash face, lotion.

then lotion throughout the day if it’s flakey
a banna face mask or eating bannas can help as well as vitamin c serum and Vaseline
 
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Apply it every other day until your skin stops flaking, then increase

Flaking is not good
 
Apply it every other day until your skin stops flaking, then increase

Flaking is not good
its like peeling a bit. it’s dead skin
 
its like peeling a bit. it’s dead skin
How long have you been using it for?

The slight gains that applying it every day gives you isnt worth the damaged moisture barrier. Some people's skin just cant handle retin-a everyday right away, they have to build up.


Dont use an aha, if your skin is flaking, it means the retin-a is exfoliating more than your skin can handle already.
 
How long have you been using it for?

The slight gains that applying it every day gives you isnt worth the damaged moisture barrier. Some people's skin just cant handle retin-a everyday right away, they have to build up.


Dont use an aha, if your skin is flaking, it means the retin-a is exfoliating more than your skin can handle already.
so i started using it like 6 weeks ago. for the first 4.5 weeks i did it every other day. now i do it every day
 
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be careful,


the thing about breaking your moisture barrier is, you might have to completely stop retin-a for a bit until your moisture barrier repairs itself
 
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be careful,


the thing about breaking your moisture barrier is, you might have to completely stop retin-a for a bit until your moisture barrier repairs itself
how long u think. i’ll do one more day of this and if it’s bad i’ll take a break
 
use retin-a 3 times a week till you stop flaking.



A completely broken moisture barrier can take 3-8 weeks of just moisturizing (nothing else) , so be careful.
 
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