Tretinoin belongs to a class of medication classes retinoids. It is used to treat acne. It helps decrease the number and severity of acne pimples and promote quick healing. It works by affecting growth of skin cells. Below are some of the mistakes yu tend to make while using the treatment.
1.Using tretinoin daily after bath.
You might think that using the treatment daily after you bathe will give you better results but it might not work that way because it will result to irritation and a flaky skin.
Use it twice a week for a beginner to minimize irritation since too much of it can cause hyperpigmentation.
2.Using more than a pea size amount.
Aside from the belief that more of it would give better results,a thin layer of it, will work very fast.
A small amount goes a long way.
3.Using it as a spot treatment .
You might get the urge to apply more of the treatment on the places you have blemishes but that isn't the way to go about it.
4.Expecting overnight results.
It might take 8 to 12 weeks to notice any results. Patience therefore is key, you do not have to be anxious about it.
5.Facial waxing while using the treatment.
Facial waxing can end up lifting the new cells which may end up becoming a wax burn. This can be painful and irritating.Temporary darkening can also happen.Instead, consider doing face shaving or threading.
6.Applying on damp skin.
Before applying tretinoin, ensure that your skin is completely dry.
7.Not using suunscreen.
While using the treatment, your skin might become more sensitive, therefore not wearing sunscreen might cause more damage. Also consider wearing a hat while going outside on a sunny day.
8.Scrubbing flakey skin.
It is best to wait it out, and while at it ensure you stay hydrated and moisturized.
9. Hot water .
Overtime, hot water compromises your skin, make sure to use lukewarm or cold water on your skin to take care of it.
During the first few weeks the acne might appear worse because the medication is working on pimples forming inside the skin.
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