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How long after Retin-A and exposure to Sun

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DOes anyone know how long after stopping retin-a is it safe to be out in the sun, such as being at a beach? I've been on it for a few months and want to stop because next month i am going to hawaii and don't want to be afraid of being in the heat under a lot o sun. I can't wear sunscreen (breaks me out). I figure if i stop retin-a now, i should be fine to be in teh sun by the end of august. what do you all think?

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Is your acne under control? Do you have any active pimples? I wouldn't suggest going off of Retin a, because then you may have to go back to the getting use to the redness/peeling etc. and maybe intitial breakout. Just use a VERY strong sunblock when you go to Hawaii, nothing below spf 30. And don't worry, if you pick one that is NONCOMEDOGENIC which means won't clog pores, then it won't make you break out. Also use sunglasses and big floppy hats.

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