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Why only a pea sized amount of Tretinoin (retin-a)??

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Hey guys,

Just wondering why is everyone saying only use a pea sized amount of retin-a/tretinoin??? Is it because that a little amount (pea sized) for the whole face works better than say 2 or 3???

I have been experimenting both 1 pea sized and 2 pea sized for my whole face and no luck :(

Is it because of the irritation of more than 1 pea sized? If it is then its a worry for me because I experience absolutely no irritation.

I would appreciate it if anyone has the reason why only a pea sized is told to be used.

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Are you using the gel or the cream?


My Regimen

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-Only wash face with washcloth and warm water

-No products on face at all

-Exfoliate body with exfoliating gloves

-Tetralysal 408mg (1 a day)

-Retin-A 0.01% gel at night

-No special diet - can't be bothered.

Status - Face: Improving from my recent relapse

Neck: Worse all the time....

Chest: Same as before

Back: Same


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Well i'm using the gel so I can't really say....

Are you using the cream for acne or for scars? Because the gel is intended for use with acne and the cream is more for wrinkles and scars...

The cream doesn't work very well on acne as it is comedogenic.

But maybe as you said the pea size amount is to stop your skin from getting irritated.


My Regimen

:)

-Only wash face with washcloth and warm water

-No products on face at all

-Exfoliate body with exfoliating gloves

-Tetralysal 408mg (1 a day)

-Retin-A 0.01% gel at night

-No special diet - can't be bothered.

Status - Face: Improving from my recent relapse

Neck: Worse all the time....

Chest: Same as before

Back: Same


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I actually probably use more than a pea size amount and it doesn't irritate my skin. I'm on retin-a micro though.


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Hey guys,

I have been using this tretinoin shit (retrieve cream) for like 2 months and before thast I used retin-a for a month but unfortunately that melted because I left it next to a heater and the product is totally discontinued in australia. It did absolutely nothing to my skin except make it worse and did not fade any of the marks it left on my face. So now I am using emu oil.

But thanks for the replies. Can;t wait until I chuck this crap out. Emu oil so far so good for acne marks.

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