Feature Of Retin A Cream

by | Jun 30, 2020 | Acne | 0 comments

Retin A Cream is a prescription drug for people who experience acne. It is a topical formulation that effectively decreases the severity of acne pimple. The cream promptly heals mild to moderate acne. Retin A has tretinoin (a class of medication called retinoids) that works as a derivative of vitamin A and helps skin naturally to renew itself. Retin-A is a populous product because of its efficacy. It is one of the most preferred choices of many skincare specialists and they prescribe it to their patients.

Tips for Using Retin-A

As it is a prescription based topical formulation, therefore, it wise to use the medicine with the concern of your doctor. He will determine the right strength, form, and treatment duration you need to undergo after monitoring your skin condition. The first thing that you should take care of while using Retin-A cream is completely avoiding sun exposure. Still, if you feel going out in the sun is needed than use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 which will help in blocking UVB rays of up to 97%. Also wear protective clothing before moving out in the sun. Apply the formulation carefully so that it should not get in your eyes, nose, and mouth, if it does so, washes these areas with water. Retin-A should not be applied to the chipped, broken, and sensitive skin area. Also, avoid using it on wounds and damaged skin, you can wait until your skin gets healed.

The Application of Retin-A

The topical formulation comes in the form of a gel and cream both. Buy Retin-A formulation that suits your skin or as prescribed by your doctor to treat your acne vulgaris. Once a day application of Retin-A in enough to treat the condition. Here are the application tips for using Retin-A safely:

1. Apply the cream preferably 30 minutes before going to bed.

2. Wash your hands and affected skin area with a mild cleanser or soap with normal water.

3. Pat your skin dry with a soft cotton towel

4. Take a pea-size quantity of a gel or cream to apply on the affected area.

5. Apply one drop moisturizer if you have dry skin before the applying Retin-A.

6. Do not overuse the cream. The access quantity will not offer the early result, in fact, it can turn your skin condition worst.

7. In the initial week/s so the therapy, you may experience your acne is increasing but this is a normal process. Due to an inflammatory property of Retin-A, it will make the acne inside your skin to come out first.

Side Effects of Retin-A

People who have sensitive or oily skin may experience redness, blister, or crust on their skin. Discontinue the medicine until your skin gets to recover from these signs.  The common side effects of Retin- A are:

–              Skin burning

–              Itching

–              Scaling

–              Peeling

–              Stinging

–              Discoloured skin

The common side effects usually get disappear its own within a few days, but if these persist longer than consult your skin specialist to seek advice.


Retin-A usually starts showing its result within 2 to 3 weeks and the entire course duration may take up to 12 weeks. Once you start noticing the satisfactory results, you may decrease the application for up to thrice a week instead of regular. Using cosmetic is fine during the treatment but it would be best if you could avoid it.

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