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Best way to start incorporating retinol into my skincare routine? 

Re: Retinol

@Alexxzandriia Starting retinol does take some planning.  I rec starting with a low dose, and taking it from there.  Many brands don't release their retinol concentration, so I would use one that does share the concentration so that you know what you're using.  I like First Aid Beauty FAB Skin Lab Retinol Serum 0.25% Pure Concentrate 1 oz/ 30 mL for beginners.  Start out once or twice a week, and see how your skin reacts.


Also, it's important to moisturize.  When I started using Tretinoin (Rx retinoid), I used CeraVe PM.  I suffered through dry skin for months but it was worth it.  When I upped my retinoid concentration over a year ago, my skin was so dry it hurt.  I started using The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil 1 oz/ 30 mL and within a couple days my skin was all better.  I also used Drunk Elephant Lala Retro™ Whipped Refillable Moisturizer with Ceramides 1.69 oz/ 50 mL around my eyes and mouth area where I got extra dry.  Now, these are staples in my routine.


There was a thread on BIC about retinol started by one of the mods, but IDK where it is now - or if it's temporarily lost.


Good luck - let us know how it goes!

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