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retinoid will thin out your skin..

As we all know, retinoid will thin out our skin. so logically, is that you will have a much weaker protective layer, and the self-healing function of your skin will be lower, making you more acne-prone?

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Nope. Retinoids only thin the outer layer. They actually plump the lower layers. They promote collagen growth, too.

To read about the initial breakout and why it happens:

Please read the following post on how topical retinoids work and why patience and perseverance is required when using topical retinoids: http://www.acne.org/messageboard/Info-reti...ial-t98395.html Please also realize that at least three months on the medication is required for noticing full benefit. You may experience an 'initial breakout' (explained in previous link) that's due to the purging effect of retinoids.

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