it's also meant for long term use as compared to maxi peel na two months max yung gamitan ta's hindi mo na gagamitin ulit. I use at night and my skin seems brighter and smoother. i use the recommended amount kasi, bale isang drop na kasing size ng 25 cents sa atin, spread all over the face. As such, it works gradually and takes longer to have a noticeable effect on the skin, usually 3 months before you start feeling and seeing results. [–]usernametakenkappa 2 points3 points4 points 4 years ago (0 children), [–]xsparkyx 2 points3 points4 points 4 years ago (1 child). Retinoids (the umbrella term for all vitamin-A derivatives, like retinol) sink into your skin and trigger faster cell turnover and collagen production, creating newer, smoother, skin. sometimes in the middle of the day my face just gets itchy so i put a little more moisturizer on those itchy spots. Congrats! Does it really make a difference? :) Good that you found a routine that works for you. Excellent for a non-prescription product. Get Ready For It. Rendered by PID 7759 on r2-app-01cf14ceac0438f64 at 2020-12-03 00:02:05.914934+00:00 running a42a821 country code: UA. [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 22 points23 points24 points 4 years ago (4 children). I have been on Retin A for over a year and I can't tell you how many times I've had scabs on my face from waxing :( it sometimes leaves scars and is very unpleasant and hard to hide! wish i did it sooner. Wow, those are some amazing results. How big is that tube? How much sleep do you get per day on average? I've been using 1% Retin A since Aug 2014 and it's helped sooo much but unfortunately I still have scars :( hopefully in a few months they'll fade! It made my skin itch and left me with red flaky patches at first, but it was gone after a week. My ugliest retinol uglies were from prescription 0.05 percent tretinoin by Actavis. they didn't really affect my acne. Unless you know your skin can handle this much retinol, I suggest starting with the 0.5% before this one. I am so happy for you congrats! Retinol is less irritating than tretinoin. i can give you a list of local products i really liked :) you can get them really easily at any drugstore :) masks, sunblocks, moisturizers and stuff. [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 9 points10 points11 points 4 years ago (1 child), hey there! For those unfamiliar with retinoids, they are a Vitamin A derivative that have been used in dermatology for decades. Thanks for posting! Mod | Hoojoo specialist | Neem Team Queen. I used CeraVe PM moisturizer at night and CeraVe AM or Aveeno daily moisturizer in the mornings. Find out more, here. well, my derm recommended that i use it until my acne is gone. So I just pluck my eyebrows and bleach the peach fuzz on my face, [–]lunaticloveCanada 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago* (2 children). [–]ciacci-runrightback 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (0 children). Holy Balls! [–][deleted] 38 points39 points40 points 4 years ago (3 children), [–]awwwyisss 16 points17 points18 points 4 years ago (1 child), [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 18 points19 points20 points 4 years ago (0 children), [–]shs_2014 20 points21 points22 points 4 years ago* (13 children), Totally did not expect those last few pictures! every moisturizer i tried broke me out and i was so scared of trying out new products for months. I appreciate it! Retinol Serum Reddit: Anti-aging. [–]buttermilk_biscuitMod | Hoojoo specialist | Neem Team Queen 6 points7 points8 points 4 years ago (4 children). it took a month before my skin started clearing up after getting on tretinoin, but even if it was clear it was flaky and horribly itchy because i haven't found a good moisturizer that doesn't break me out. )—and my skin is … my derm said i can continue wearing makeup over my acne as long as they're not bb creams, they're non comedogenic, and that i use a clean brush. Wow! This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. [–]marsyredtoo old for this acne 5 points6 points7 points 4 years ago* (0 children). it's gonna make your skin sooo dry if you used both maxi peel and retin-a on your whole face :(, [–]themazerunner26 2 points3 points4 points 4 years ago (0 children). Your skin looks lovely :) Seriously impressed with how nice the texture is and how even it looks, I'm glad you found something that works for you! [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 5 points6 points7 points 4 years ago* (0 children). [–]Cupcakesoap 7 points8 points9 points 4 years ago (0 children). I almost can't believe the before and after are the same. aside from its drying qualities, it's harmlessto most people. it was quite fast. [–]___dead___ 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (1 child), [–]anthonious1 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (4 children). no not really. i hope so too :) i still have a few scars on my jaw that are very stubborn which aren't seen in the pics. everything is inaccessible. high five the struggle is real. but i would recommend retin-a as a skin treatment better than i would maxi peel, because i got better effects and it didn't make my skin as dry as maxi peel. “I never thought I would be where I am now,” she writes in the comments. Retinol really is a freaking queen. Your skin looks great! I had used this before and bought here because of the price discount. Lets hope my PIH fades like yours did. i've been through a very long stage of trial and error too and it was very frustrating but it paid off thankfully. pag paisa isa lang. [–][deleted] 7 points8 points9 points 4 years ago (2 children), Wow! [–]phantompath 57 points58 points59 points 4 years ago (1 child), Wow congrats OP, that is amazing!! Learn more about the improvements to expect before and after Retinol. after nun minsanan na lang kasi ako magkapimples so kung meron man, ayun nilalagyan ko ng maxi peel. Physical exfoliation has helped me too but I know a lot of people on here say it causes microtears :l. i don't wear makeup :( i only use concealer occasionally, but when i was purging from tretinoin i tried to avoid all kinds of makeup on my face. exercise and diet hehehe. Does The Ordinary Skincare work? take care ok? after which you have to take a break. Retinol (one type of ingredient which comes under the wider term of retinoids) has been touted as the ultimate wrinkle-busting skincare ingredient and is adored by beauty experts the world over. I've been on tretinoin for a month and have seen no improvement in my acne, only drying and itching. [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (1 child). What are you doing with all of your freed up mental energy? I have a bottle of maxi peel 1 here but I'm not planning to use it until I finish my tube of BPO. That is why I want you to “meet” this Reddit user that will change your mind after seeing it for just one second, thanks to the before-and-after pics. it's alright, it's the same here but with western products. me too! They'll just need to check the law to see if they need to have the written prescription on them when re-entering the country. i'd be wary of using tretinoin and BP at the same time though, they're both very strong and TBH i used to use them at the same time and it was hellish, the way they made my skin so itchy and irritated. Great results so far but can't wait to be done with it, [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 21 points22 points23 points 4 years ago (3 children). it sounds legit cause i never had deep under the skin cysts, just lots and lots and lots of ccs and surface zits. i first saw positive results at the end of the first month. that is the best compliment ever, thanks so much! [Misc] What can a good cleanser do for you? Or are you living in the US? You look beautiful! You look like a super model! Tretinoin is a prescription cream or gel that’s been proven to reduce fine lines, improve firmness, and build collagen. i never encountered that before. for a much lower price here (800 php, ~$17 here for a big tube of retin-a) so if you use tret maybe you should buy some tubes here :3, [–]Noodleholz 2 points3 points4 points 4 years ago (1 child). Neutrogena Rapid Wrinkle Repair Eye Cream, $17, Paula’s Choice Clinical 1% Retinol Treatment, $56, RoC Retinol Correxion Deep Wrinkle Anti-Aging Retinol Night Cream, $15, Of course, Egotr4p adds that retinol hasn’t been the only change she’s made to her routine in the last few years—she also went vegan, which has “improved the texture of my skin and frequency of pimples appearing,” she says. but i imagine someone having foundation problems on tret, it did make my skin suuuuper oily but flaky at the same time for a while. Hey beautiful babes!! my skin doesn't form keloids and even scars on my legs and arms go away really fast. Maybe just pluck your eyebrows? but it has hydroquinone which helps with dark spots and scars and lightens skin. Thanks for the info, I'm going to try some of those products, I want a sunblock that is drying because my skin is oily so I would like to try that. In a post titled “Hard work and retinol rlly make a difference,” Reddit user Egotr4p shared a side-by-side photo of her skin before and after starting retinol. hope this helped. TBH people include a wait time because putting tret on a damp face apparently makes the product harsher and your skin dryer D: if you're looking to lessen the dryness, foregoing the wait time might not be a good idea. it makes your skin shed and renew itself faster than normal so it would make sense that it also helps the scars heal faster. how frequent did you use tretinoin when you started and how about now? Not sure where to get name-brand Retin-A, though surely you can somewhere. "Ácido retinoico" should do it. I was just thinking that I don't often see awesome results from Retin-A here, so thanks for posting this! Click SHOW MORE for product links, makeup I'm wearing today, social links, & more videos. Also! How many months were you on tret before seeing those end results? [before&after] sunblock and vitamin C serum for about two months now. i also noticed that generally, i don't scar very much. Interesting experiment! and yeah, i continue to use them even after i got my desired results :) if you're planning to use maxi peel on your whole face though, please note that you can only use it for two months. [Routine help] Retinol cleared my cystic acne, what’s next? looking at the recommendations on here is kinda like window shopping when you're completely broke hahaha. I've never seen such a drastic transformation with topical treatments. Best of luck anyways! the tretinoin still helped a lot though :) thanks for the lovely comment, wishing you luck :), [–]62cents 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (0 children), [–]blackjadex 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (0 children), [–]clement89 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (2 children). my routine is like an installation art work in progress D: [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (5 children), Oh I am so happy for you! After a months-long experiment with pineapple enzymes, I recently transitioned back to a vitamin C product—specifically the Vitabrid C12 Dual Drop Serum (obsessed BTW! [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 4 points5 points6 points 4 years ago (0 children), a couple people have been asking me similar questions so you might wanna take a look at this: I avoid moisturising after tretinoin in the evening to ensure its effectiveness but its making my under eyes flakey. Read on to find out. <$2 a tube. Inspiring pictures! pero at the beginning nung may acne ako on the whole face, retin a cream lang talaga, no spot treatment. And a long time lurker as well! [–]_ihavemanynames_Dry/Sensitive | Mod | European | Patch test ALL the things! i'm happy you got the results you wanted too :) thanks for the lovely comment! Of course, skin is a big insecurity and I feel compelled to cover scars and bumps up, but I really hate that I feel I have to wear it. [–]throeaway54321 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (1 child). Preventing irritation is where buffering comes in—answering the common question of whether you should apply your retinol before or after moisturizer. If you’ve ever turned on the TV, read a magazine, or stood next to a beauty editor for too long, then you’ve already been inundated with facts about retinol—namely, that it’s the best thing ever, that it’ll completely change your skin/life, and that you need to be using it ASAP. That's why we don't allow rude or hateful comments. Saved a whole 1.7 OZ! i don't usually find it in other drugstores, but watsons is everywhere in the philippines so i don't complain much. How Retin-A Helped Keep This 78-Year-Old Woman's Skin Wrinkle … Just wanted to say that SPFs greater than 30 really don't matter because 30 is all you need to filter UVB. Asian dude here, completely speechless after seeing your after pics. [–][deleted] 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago* (3 children). We're often asked about the claim that AHA and BHA exfoliants "deactivate" or reduce the effectiveness of retinol. Irritation: First of all, there's more risk of irritation when you're using two strong exfoliators at the same time. UVB doesn't penetrate deep into the skin. Many sunscreens only provide UVB protection. While the term might sound relatively new to the ears of some individuals, the term dates back to 1970, back then these anti-aging items were called acne treatment cream. gamot siya. it took me a loooong time to get here hahaha, [–][deleted] 38 points39 points40 points 4 years ago (1 child). You actually did. And congrats on it by the way. Did you go through that, and just keep using it? In a post titled “Hard work and retinol rlly make a difference,” Reddit user Egotr4p shared a side-by-side photo of her skin before and after starting retinol. i used to use maxi peel on my whole face. An antioxidant derivative of Vitamin A, Retinol is an over-the-counter variant from the Retinoid family that is the skincare all-rounder. If you’re wondering WTF is in retinol that allows it to create such drastic before-and-afters, it’s not so much the ingredients, but what they does to your skin. i only confirmed it to be non-breakout-y recently, and after using it regularly i have no problems with my skin or routine anymore, just the occasional itchies from dryness. [–]buttermilk_biscuitMod | Hoojoo specialist | Neem Team Queen 39 points40 points41 points 4 years ago (19 children). During this time your skin is likely to be increasingly sensitive and you are encouraged to be extra cautious. More information in my follow up comments. Maraming salamat! and join one of thousands of communities. Like and subscribe for more motivation and inspiration!! it took a month before my skin started clearing up after getting on tretinoin, but even if it was clear it was flaky and horribly itchy because i haven't found a good moisturizer that doesn't break me out. i don't shampoo my hair :) conditioner lang. Just be aware—starting retinol can, annoyingly, cause a few weeks of irritation and breakouts, so to mitigate the side effects, go slowly: Apply a pea-size drop of retinol over your entire face just one night a week for one week, two nights a week for two weeks, three nights a week for three weeks, and then every other night indefinitely. [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (2 children), i use celeteque hydration gel moisturizer! Your skin looks as soft as a baby's ass now. How does it feel like? I did updates at 9 months, 2 years, and 3 years, but after the 3-year update I got a Fraxel Dual Laser treatment done so I wasn't going to do any more Retin-A updates. We'd like this sub to be a friendly and welcoming place. Teadora Brazilian Fountain Of Youth Anti Pollution Anti Aging Facial Mist Anti Aging Foxo David Sinclair Olay 7 In 1 Anti Aging Cream Cvs. So SPF technically does not have too much to do with the scary DNA damage that results in cancer. And if you do have extra-sensitive skin, apply a layer of moisturizer both 10 minutes before and after applying your retinol to reduce irritation without totally diluting the treatment. Amazing! (Fact: Dairy actually can contribute to acne and inflammatory skin conditions.). Hi OP! Many users were congratulating her on her skin transformation and she responded, "Thank you so, so much. i wax so i'm scared of getting started with this. i was asked a similar question just now, here was my response: Start by applying a pea-sized amount of retinol to your entire face every other night, recommends Dr. Joshua Zeichner, a board-certified dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York. i moisturize before putting on sunscreen. why not join the tribe to become a stronger, better you? :), [–]cbd111 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (1 child). it really depends on the user, head over to r/tretinoin and you'll see that some cases take 3 months of purging before clearing up. after i reached my weight loss goal i didn't really continue with the diet that i had and went back to bad college food (i'm sorry, my body)... my acne didn't relapse. i've read a bunch of waxing-while-on-tretinoin stories on here that weren't very pleasant. My dermatologist told me to stop using sunscreen even though she put me on tretinoin as well... [–][deleted] 1 point2 points3 points 4 years ago (1 child). you're absolutely right OMG i just realized that retin-a smells almost exactly like elmer's glue! © 2020 reddit inc. All rights reserved. Keep up flawless face :), [–]skinneykrn 0 points1 point2 points 4 years ago (2 children). this is way too awesome! oooh, be careful! both retin-a and maxi peel are tretinoin products but they have very different effects. i wish i can find another sunblock that doesn't break me out because the one i use makes me look like the joker sometimes it's just so white hahaha, [–]InevitableVegetable 8 points9 points10 points 4 years ago (5 children). [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 2 points3 points4 points 4 years ago (1 child), do you think it's ok to recommend someone who's already been prescribed tretinoin to go get a tube here when they're on a visit? There are skin brushes that are much cheaper and probably just as effective so I recommend looking into that. My skin is not sensitive so I wanted the highest retinol percent possible but I dont think this would irritate my skin anyway. i feel like... if you don't mind peeling and have moisturizers on hand to deal with the dryness, i think maxi peel on the scarred areas is a good idea. Great for you! [–]emtsevilladaniel plainview wants to drill my pores[S] 14 points15 points16 points 4 years ago (0 children). can i crosspost this to /r/tretinoin? Aveeno goes on sale pretty often here. Ugh. but the company didn't even disclose the glycolic acid percentage or the PH, so sketchy. Now, are you finally convinced to use a retinol? I do all of that, mostly, and that's why I'm confused and frustrated. Your skin looks awesome, glad this is working for you :). now i have! Before we get into the "how," I want to briefly touch on the "why"—the reason you shouldn't use retinol and acids at the same time. Most of my marks are and due to my late skincare awareness i think that's why it takes longer to see the result. I have breakouts and PIH only on my cheeks but tretinoin has been helping it alot, its been more than a month of use and your results give me hope. Wow, thank you for the quick and informative response! The ozone layer does have a hole in it though. But don’t freak if you’re not ready to completely change your diet—retinol will still get you noticeable results within just a few months, as long as you stay diligent with it. so adding it up, it was 4 weeks of purging + 1 week clearing up = took 5 weeks for my skin to recover. Retinol combats signs of aging such as clogged pores, UV damage as well as fine lines and wrinkles. In the left pic, she’s battling a severe breakout across her forehead and cheeks. In today's post, I'm doing a 5-Year Retin-A Update showing results on wrinkles in Before & After photos. Thank you so much! Seeing as you’ve probably ignored all of this unsolicited advice thus far (“Ugh, I’ll add it to my to-do list,” you say), I would like to present to you this Reddit post that will completely and totally change your mind after approximately one second, thanks to its photo of a woman’s insane before-and-after retinol results.