07-28-2011, 09:30 PM
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles
I've used it since I was about 12 years old. I would definitely use the Dry Touch as that is a better sunscreen. To prevent peeling, I try to wait awhile after washing my face at night before putting the Retin-A on (to let some of your natural oils build back up on your skin,) or even put on a light coat of moisturizer in between the wash and the Retin-A. It does decrease the efficacy a bit to do this, but it's not a bad idea in the first few weeks to let your skin adapt to it. After 2-3 weeks, stop the moisturizer and see if your skin can handle it. Unless you have VERY sensitive skin, after a break-in period you should be fine.
But DEFINITELY use a good sunscreen. Otherwise you'll be irrirated a lot (not sunburnt, but your skin will just be unhappy. You'll notice.)
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