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aloe vera gel & retin a micro

ok so i use retin a micro everynight, but since summer is back, my skin feel irritated. i heard about aloe vera gel n heard all this good things, so i wear it every morning only once a day. should i also be puttin it on at nights? does effect retin a micro? anyways i use to use aveeno but my skin gets too oily in the evenings & i heard this reduces oil from skin. everymorning i apply it to my tzone and cheeks, my chin gets way too dry. and then i just apply my make up. will this work as a sunscreen too? its all i wear in the mornings.

how do u use it? any comments would b awsome

thanks :D

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Hi. I've been on RAM (.04%) for about 13 weeks. I keep a bottle of aloe vera gel (green kind usually used for sunburns) in the refrigerator. I'm not sure how other people use it, but I don't use it the same as I would my standard moisturizer. I use it specifically on those spots or patches that are really causing me trouble in terms of flaking, peeling, and/or irritation (the cold gel feels really good on those burny areas). I usually massage it into those spots in the morning and then follow with my normal moisturizer. I might also have to apply it to irritated spots a couple times during the day IF I happen to have patches giving me trouble. Unless your aloe vera gel says that it includes sun protection against UVA/UVB rays, then I would absolutely use a separate sunblock! I've never used it at night, so I don't know if it interferes with the retin-a -- but I would recommend waiting at least 1/2 hour after applying the retin-a if you did decide to use it at night. The gel has definitely helped some of the peeling/flaking prior to applying makeup.

Hope this helps. good luck!

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