When to avoid retinol

- Jul 31, 2019-

When to avoid retinol?

Topical retinol creams can improve skin sensitivity and potential for irritation due to their exfoliating mechanism of action, particularly when used with certain medicines or in-office treatments such as chemical peels. Since retinol creams can boost photosensitivity, there is no encouragement for comprehensive periods of sun exposure.  A wide range sunscreen is particularly essential when using this product. During pregnancy, vitamin A medicines such as tretinoin and retinol are not advised. To determine if using a retinol cream is suitable for you, please consult a physician.