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Hey everyone,

I've been using Retin-A for about a month now, and I have no complaints whatsoever. However, for the first week or two that I applied it, I would feel a very minor burning sensation when I put it on. Now, I don't feel anything. Is this a sign that I should increase the amount I'm using, or just a sign that I'm past the phase where my skin is adjusting to the product?


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I would say it means that your skin has adjusted to your current level of usage.

But if you are getting good results, there's no need to use more Retin A. (Sometimes, with retinoids, less is more.)

How often are you applying it, and how much are you using? Also, what concentration is it, and is it the cream or the gel?

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Hi Sara!

Slanted, I'd say stick to your RetinA like Q says. As for me, I was one who had been looking for an increase in dosage. I' had been using it for years: started on 1% then once my acne was calmed after my 1st round of Accutane, I got bumped down to .24%. I used it succesfully for a number of years until a sudden onset of oil (not by RetinA) started leaving me even more oily on RetinA, so I stopped it. It got to the point when I had to go back on Accutane again.

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