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Retin-A .1%

I'm about to start using Retin-A, but because of the kind of work I do, I can't avoid being in the sun. Is it really that dangerous to get sun exposure while I'm using it, and if so what problems could occur? Thank you in advance.

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I'm about to start using Retin-A, but because of the kind of work I do, I can't avoid being in the sun. Is it really that dangerous to get sun exposure while I'm using it, and if so what problems could occur? Thank you in advance.

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The thing is, I already have the .1% and was going to give it a try before I went with a lower dose, but my main concern was that I have a tan and I will continue to be exposed to sun daily, even though I do wear sunscreen. What's the worst that could happen I guess is my question.

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The thing is, I already have the .1% and was going to give it a try before I went with a lower dose, but my main concern was that I have a tan and I will continue to be exposed to sun daily, even though I do wear sunscreen. What's the worst that could happen  I guess is my question.

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From what I know Retin A comes in 3 strengths: .025, .05, and .1%.

It is usually applied at bedtime and you would apply sunscreen in the mornings and throughtout the day.

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When I was using retin a, I started off while my skin was pretty tan. I did not have much luck with how retin a handled my tan skin. I was peeling rapidly in some areas and other areas I was not peeling. It seems where I peeled more rapidly it stripped the tan off as well. My face was really blotchy for a week or two.

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skeered,

you should use retin-a at night...

in the morning apply any antioxidant (like one from Paula's Choice: Super Antioxidant Concentrate) then good sunscreen on top...

plus, i advise you to use Astaxanthin (internaly: capsules/softgels), VERY powerful antioxidant, which is proven to protect your skin from sunburn.

Also drink a lot of green tea during the day...

you can wear a hat if your job is ok with it...

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I have a question-

Will this Retina Micro cause any hyperpigmentation on Asian skin? I'd like to experiment with this on some of my scars.

Edit: Damn I just bought the retina micro .1% this thing better work cause it costs me $54!!! ](*,) I bought the hydroquinone before and I was able to use my insurance. Now for some reason they said because 'lots of teenagers used this products, so I had an age restriction therefore I was not covered by the insurance" WT???

Heh..just needed to vent since I'm out fiddy bux! biggrin.gif

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