During the first few weeks of tretinoin application, it’s normal and extremely common for your skin to take on a slightly dry, flaky texture and for small amounts of skin to peel off from your face. Tretinoin skin peeling occurs for a variety of reasons. First, tretinoin is an exfoliator.
Is peeling normal with tretinoin?
As noted before, a side effect of retinoid use is peeling skin. Retinoids, like the tretinoin present in Dear Brightly products, eventually result in improved skin, but skin purging and peeling is completely normal and temporary.
Should you keep using retinol if your skin is peeling?
If your skin is peeling or getting flaky when using retinol, the best advice is to be patient and wait it out. We say this with all the love, but sometimes things get worse before they get better.
When will my face stop peeling from tretinoin?
Normally, skin peeling stops after two to six weeks of treatment as your body replaces the old skin with new, fresh skin cells, and as your skin becomes acclimated to the treatment.
When will my skin stop peeling from retinol?
In general, retinol is one of the more gentle varieties of retinoids, however, “if you’re going to experience shedding it will begin on day three to five of daily night time use, and this usually continues for about five to 10 days depending on your skin type and the percentage of retinol you’ve used,” adds Ejikeme.
Does Retinol cause flaky skin?
People who use retinols commonly experience dry and irritated skin, especially after using a new product. Other side effects may include redness, itchiness, and peeling skin. These side effects are temporary and will likely improve within a few weeks as your skin gets used to the product.
How long do tretinoin uglies last?
The tretinoin purge usually lasts for anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months. It can range in severity from a few minor pimples, to major breakouts, skin dryness, flaking, peeling and other skin irritation.
What happens when you stop using tretinoin?
If you stop using the medication or are inconsistent with your treatment, any improvements you see may disappear over time. Always use the product as prescribed by your healthcare provider (Rodan, 2016).
How do I get rid of peeling skin on my face?
Exfoliate your face to get rid of skin that’s peeling, but do it the right way. If your skin is peeling, avoid using a cleanser with alpha hydroxy acids, alcohol, or perfume. Try using lukewarm water and a soft washcloth or shower mitt to gently rub the skin on your face and loosen any skin that’s flaking.
Should you use tretinoin every night?
Generally, it is fine to use tretinoin every night, but you may not want to because of the initial side effects, especially when you first start. You should only use tretinoin as prescribed to avoid significant skin irritation, redness, and other side effects.
How do you know if retinol is working?
Generally, it takes a few weeks to see results, but some OTC options may require months of regular use. Most dermatologists said you’ll need to use retinol for a few weeks before you see results, but you should see improvements by 12 weeks with most products.