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Hi all i've got a tube of Retin-a and i was just curious if i can just add it into my regimen with the BP or if i need to adjust the dosages of lotion/BP/Retin-A. Thanks!

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i think it might be pretty irritating.. i have never used either of them.. but from what ive read.. you should always apply retin-a at night because the sun disables it.

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i think it might be pretty irritating.. i have never used either of them.. but from what ive read.. you should always apply retin-a at night because the sun disables it.

Good call, i'll back off on the bp at night and use retin-A

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You cannot have both on your face at the same time, as the oxygen released by the BP will inactivate the Retin A.

If you are using Retin A at night, use BP in the morning.

And if you start getting really red and irritated, don't apply BP all over your face ... just spot treat with it.

Take it easy with the Retin A, it will take your skin awhile to get used to it. Read the directions and follow them. It accelerates your skin cell turnover, so you can expect flaking skin a few days after you start using it. Gentle exfoliation will help. It will also force your pores to start expelling anything that is blocking them, so there is some initial purging ... exfoliation will help with that too.

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