Maybe there was something else in the formula that trigger it. I am not happy with how my skin looks right now, but it is nowhere near as bad as what some people have been describing on this and other sites. They usually do after a month. What you need for beauty is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to I’ve been given Isotrex, do you think I will experience an initial breakout as I’ve just gone to a stronger retinol? Tania, it’s a fairly basic moisturizer but it does contain enough retinol to work. Hello Gio, i have been using the Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion for about 1 week, is it normal to have acnes the first time you used a retinoid? I dont ever wear makeup. You want to take a girls sanity, give her acne and she has no idea what’s happening. What should I do?? Is there anything you would recommend for someone with large pores? Is there anything she can use in conjunction with the Tretinoin to help with breakouts? Anything longer than that, you know there must be something else causing it. I like that retinol in addition to reducing the signs of aging is also used to fight and prevent acne. Btw my skin type is sensitive and dry/combination. It’s always better to start a couple of times a week and then apply a moisturiser, especially if your skin is dry or sensitive. Then there is no need to put sunscreen on  Thanks for reading! Now I feel like I have to be all high maintenance again. I bought a somewhat pricey Peter Thomas Roth retinol serum, and I broke out. You can use retinol to erase fine lines or to prevent them. The bottom line Tretinoin can be a safe, effective treatment option for acne. At first glance it would definitely appear to be a “side effects are worse than the symptoms” scenario. After cleaning the skin just use a moisturizing cream. Again, thank you! You should be able to keep up your current frequency. My Dermatologist said my acne was hormonal and moved to actzone. Retinols are a safe and effective way to reduce wrinkles and improve your skin overall. The spots I had 4 weeks ago are gone, and the ones that remain are ones that purged later, so that seems to be an indication that it is indeed working, although the redness is a bit extreme. Still- it is discouraging to see your skin react this way. Just wondering if the comedones that we’re there prior to using are starting to reveal themselves. It’s the lifestyle and nutrition that matters the most. I switched to Murad, drunk elephant and a few others from Sephora. My diet has even been altered for the sake of clear skin – and overall health of course. Remember: More isn’t Always Better – Be Patient! It easily wrinkles so I started using something to fight against it a couple of years ago. Or is rarin a the reason for those tiny bumps. Breakout Vs Purging: What’s The Difference? Thank you for your help! After this I used nightly as suggested by my derm, a week and a half after finishing the treatment I broke out majorly. My acne struggles have been on going for years. . Understand that, especially at the beginning, Retinol products will cause irritation so using them once every 2, 3 or 4 days (rather than daily) is sometimes I have started with 0.3% twice a week for 2 weeks, then every other night for another 2 weeks. Secondly, I am supposed to carry on with higher percentage, but do I have to go back to twice a week or should it be every other night? What should I do now. My face is so dry and messed up with acne and spots all over.I had a nearly perfect facial skin until I started breaking out recently and a friend’ recommended clinicians complex containing 10% of retinol . I started using it daily about 2 weeks ago (whoops.. didn’t know that I should build up gradually) and have broken out in deep, red, painful spots on my chin and forehead that seem to continuously spread and fill up with sebum. Benzoyl Peroxide is often used in products fighting acne, like cleansers, gels and spot treatments. Retinols are very photo-sensitive, meaning that the sunlight can lessen their impact. I use Synergie B serum in the morning with with the zinc based sunscreen. I would recommend washing the face twice a day, morning and before bed time, using a gel cleanser, and  exfoliate once a week. Leahe, retinol should help decrease the oil, not the opposite. I can ten try reintroducing gradually. Amy, is it the Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Ferulic Acid + Retinol Brightening Solution? Luckily, these side effects go away after your skin adjusts (assuming you’re using it properly, which we’ll get into shortly.). Thank you, I’m glad the article was useful for you. If you have oily skin, it may be too rich for you. I had tried retin-a years ago for acne. This period should last between 4 and 6 weeks. In addition to that, did you know that overheated skin can also make brown spots worse? I have actually heard a lot about this product, I am actually thinking of trying it out because I feel its exactly what my skin needs which prompted me into making more research on it. How long does it take to get over the peeling and so forth from retinol? Sorry this Skinceuticals cream didn’t work for you. Sorry this is long! Nice article you have got there on ” retinol”. As you peel off the dark spots, your skin replaces them with normally pigmented cells. I have tried over the counter brands from drug store lines all the way up to high-end brands. That’s where the similarities ends. By the end of the study, most patients in the retinol group had some skin dryness or irritation. Jason, you definitely used too much! But never during the day. Thank you! I hadn’t had any breakouts in YEARS. My morning routine is using bare angels by lush, then the 7% glycol toner then 15% ascorbic acid by ordinary then hyualoronic acid then the hydro boost moisturizer and sunscreen by Neutrogena. “Retinoids cause skin cells to turn over at a faster rate, decrease oil production, and help skin exfoliate,” explains dermatologist Rita Linkner, M.D. If you haven't done so already, stop using vaseline for the area around your eyes. I am in my thirties and was told by a doctor that it was hormonal. Now I have all the answers to my questions. I would also encourage you to try salicylic acid, if you aren’t already using it. Unfortunately, Differin often makes things way worse before it makes them better. Did retinol “make” your breakout? You are wrong. Sharmeen, check out this post for the best retinol products for beginners: In another words, retinol isn’t causing the problem. Allie, you can find my contact info here:, I used Retin A for 6 weeks. Download your FREE 'Best Anti-Aging Skincare Routine" cheatsheet to find out what really works to prevent aging and minimise wrinkles (plus, weekly tips). I swear that the area under my right eye has become darker with the dark circle getting worse. Learn more about retinol: Does Retinol Live Up to the Hype? It’s skinceuitcals .3% retinol. If you’d like to use both retinol and one of these compounds, make sure that you get used to your retinol first and use them on different days. If anything, it would prevent the acne. Hi, I’ve been using skin ceuticals refining night cream .3 and it was making my skin really dry at first but now I have under the skin pimples constantly. Wait another 2 weeks for the whiteheads and blackheads to go away? Retinol can temporarily make your wrinkles worse while your skin adjusts or if you are using it improperly. I’m a tell-it-like-it-is skin coach and author on a mission to help you achieve your best skin day ever - every day. I personally haven’t had any of the described side effects when I started using retinol in my evening skincare routine but there are girls who did. I see how people give up on it so quickly as it certainly made my acne worse, but your post has encouraged me to continue and see how things are going at 6 weeks. Cell regeneration does not happen over night or in one day. Does Coconut Oil Help with Forehead Wrinkles? Thankfully, there aren’t many large cystic spots, but more small red bumps that are filled with puss. Imanp, it’s likely a purge. What do you want your retinol to do, and at what rate? Product Question. I believe the Isolaz is supposed to bring any blemishes up to the surface and salicylic peel should rid your face of any impurities etc. Consult a medical practitioner before using Retinol products. I actually came online tonight to investigate, and read on The Ordinary site that the retinoid 2% can cause temporary acne. But i have kept using it…hopefully this is not a mistake. The occasional pimple here and there at that time of month. AHA and BHA are chemical peels (exfoliants), also used for acne and blackheads and they can dry out skin and cause irritation. I guess that happens. Maranda, so sorry to hear about your story. Hang in there, it should be over soon. Also, take into account that there is a small percentage of people who have extreme reactions to even the lowest dosages and who should avoid it altogether. Brandi, without knowing what product you’re using, it’s hard to tell whether it’s the retinol alone that’s causing this or if there’s something else there that may be aggravating the purge. You are right that people with dark skin wrinkle less than people with white skin. However, once your skin adjusts, it’s safe to use retinol daily. “Wait, wasn’t retinol supposed to treat my acne?! My heart breaks for her but I don’t know what to do. In my opinion, I think we should be very careful about what we apply to our skin when we try to beautify the skin or fight against wrinkles. Hello Gio, I have been recommended Medic8 by a friend. You need salicylic acid for that. So I took a break and have been using Cerave Moisturizing Cream at night to repair and then I will do the retinol twice a week instead I was doing it 5 days in a row so I think I used to much in the beginning. I have been using retinol for 5 months now, and although it has helped clear my skin, I am dealing with excessive oily skin! Stop using it until the breakouts go away and then reintroduce it slowly. Question: Can you use a retinol product (e.g., Skinceuticals 0.5%) as a “spot treatment” for melasma and/or sunspots? Besides drinking plenty of water, sleeping well, and protecting my skin from the sun’s rays, I use a cream with retinol every night. Thank you for sharing your experience. If you ask me, I believe that if I didn’t use the skincare I use, I would have more wrinkles. Hi Gio, just found your blog today and read through all the retinol related posts, great blog and so informative, thank you. thanks so much!! Still, switching to Paula’s serum is not a bad idea. Both retinol, AHAs and BHA can exfoliate skin and/or accelerate cellular turnover, which is why I believe the purging myth is no myth. I agree that genes play a big role in wrinkles. DON’T USE SALICYLIC ACID WITH TRETINOIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! At what point do you suggest that it be looked as a reaction outside of the “normal” when adding retinol and doing such a huge change in products? It was good to read about safety guidance on retinol, good to know that retinol is generally safe and effective to reduce wrinkles. I’d try one of their Granactive Retinoid in Squalane formulas. Then I switched my products. I wonder what you think about the red light therapy that is becoming so popular now? A couple days before I was about to start the new week, my face absolutely blew up (is blown up now) with an insane amount of red pimples, mostly all whiteheads along my cheeks and jawline and more comedonal acne on my forehead than I’ve ever seen. After I upped it to 2-3 times a week. It’s best to build up a tolerance to it by using it every other day until your skin can handle it. I’ve been prescribed a retinoid product called Isotrex, previously I was using Differin for about 7 months which made my skin around 70 % clear. Thanks for this question, James. Unfortunately, my normal skin is now extremely dry. For instance, I know several women who do jogging or other outdoor sports and have very nice skin (at the age of 50 ish). Salicylic acid gets inside the pores and removes all the crap that clogs them out and causes breakouts. I definitely need advice and my derm is not very reassuring when I ask her. I’m thinking of trying a retinol to help clear this issue, but I don’t know what to get and what dosage since it would be my first time using it. Not even kidding, I spent over $400 dollars last night on the products. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Glad you liked the article and found it useful! Retinol is indeed a great help when it comes to wrinkles. I’m glad you’ve found something else that suits your skin better. Would that cause an initial breakout? Maybe you have an event in a few weeks where you’d like to have glowing skin, or maybe you’d just like to start improving your skin for the long haul. Use a product containing retinol. I’m glad you highlighted how to use Retinol and what to expect from using it in terms of time frame and potential side effects. I think it’s normal for your skin to take some time to adapt to the new medication, but, if your skin is still so bad after 7 weeks, I’d definitely switch back to Differin. With some careful research and proper use, they can make your skin look fresher and younger for longer. Any advice!!? The real tragedy is the acne on my cheeks/lower jaw. It’s also one of the most studied and scientifically proven anti-aging compounds, having come on the market in the early 1970s. Check the individual product you use or ask your doctor or dermatologist to see how much to use. Retinol doesn’t just reduce the signs of aging. Hi! or is there a better choice? I bought this to get a head start on wrinkles and fine lines and my pores before i turn 30. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. Until now i am breaking out, it is my 5th or 6th week already. Hi, I just started with Retinol, it is my second day with Roc Retinol Correxion deep wrinkle night cream, I already got 3 pimples, I guess I will stop for a couple of days before the next time I apply the cream. Thank you for your time I await your response. When someone says they’re using retinol, they aren’t referring to one specific chemical. She has never had any special treatment at a beautician or any surgery but she’s always used moisturizing creams with ingredients that improve the skin structure and prevent drying. I was put on Spironolactone to reduce the amount of oil my body produces as my face would be slick with sebum after an hour of waking up. I’ll be bookmarking for future reference. Hi Gio. I usually get sent an email when someone posts a comment so I can reply quickly, but this time it didn’t happen. The science behind … I think red light therapy is really effective as the infrared light enters the deep layers in the skin and promotes collagen production. Ghasal, I do like Medik8 products a lot and have used their retinol serums without problems. So, that’s definitely something I’d go back to. That’s what makes you truly beautiful. And, I have not had any big pimples since! If you don’t want to wait, I recommend consulting another dermatologist for a different treatment. I started using retinol as recommended, very gently and every other night until any redness went away. Thank you for sharing this. I’m glad it’s not necessarily true. Some professionals used to believe that because retinol increases skin cell turnover, it would make skin thinner or cause skin cancer. You need to give your skin time to heal. Yet, retinol is not known to cause breakouts. I have read that it can cause purging but I have huge white heads all over and my cheeks are covered in red marks. I wish I had known all I know now and started using the anti aging ingredients ten years ago because it’s really hard to remove existing wrinkles like the 11 lines between the eye brows once they are deep. Retinol can help treat acne, but not the red and inflamed kind ( so it may indeed be the serum that’s making your skin act up like that. Claire, it’s hard to tell for sure, but sounds like a purge. In time you can increase both the percentage of retinol and the frequency of usage. Does the purging always go away after a month or 2? I have no idea. A Passioni is one of the most powerful retinoids out there and can make your skin worse before it makes it better. No, not every day. Give it a month and see if it gets better. But then, I don’t have acne. Retinol should be introduced gently. I use the tretinoin every other day. if yes, wats the remedy for that ? Stacey, oh no! I think it’s gentle enough to be used daily but only after your skin has become used to it. You can either buy a cream with retinol or opt for a serum with a higher concentration of retinol, adding it to your night skincare routine. If you have dry or normal skin, all’s good. If not, the culprit is probably glycine soya oil, which is in the Skinmedica product. Retinol can irritate the skin. In fact, many treatments can make our dark spots worse (particularly lasers), which is why it ... Urban Skin Rx Retinol Rapid Repair & Dark Spot Treatment. So I used to use all drug store products. . So, if you use retinol/ tretinoin and get a lot of breakouts or your skin gets very dry and cracked, take a step back and give up on it for a while. (x1, x2 a week) I slowly worked up to it, diluting the retinol with moisturizer, etc..but my forehead is covered with tiny tiny bumps now and I’m scared to continue. I think I also have dry skin, any advice? Retinol is just bringing to the surface what would have appeared there anyway, just later. I have read the entire blog and I have researched if it’s normal to purge with tretinoin cream and I am so confused (very overwhelming reading all these different opinions)! I heard retinol shouldn’t be mixed with L-Ascorbic acid (which drunk elephant day serum has.). Hello there, thank you for this very detailed information on retinol, I understand that this must have taken a lot of diligent and thorough effort to put it all together. I started using one of Paula Choice skin care kits as I have never had a strict face cleansing routine, and my face had a very bad reaction to what I assume was an ingredient in one of the products. So surely anything that was under the surface would have been rid of already once my treatments had finished. And at what point should one panic? The peeling and other symptoms should disappear within a month, six weeks tops. Logan, sorry for my late reply. Should i discontinue using it. Use your retinol (and your sunscreen, moisturizer, and cleanser) on your neck and chest to keep your neck just as youthful as your face. I had happily gotten my skin care regimen down to simply soap once, sometimes twice, a day and lotion. Its ability to lighten skin discolorations is based 100% in science. Basically, we need to be careful with everything we apply to the skin and follow the enclosed instructions carefully. If you want to read more tips on anti-aging, here is my article Anti Aging Beauty Hacks That Actually Work. Retinoids Are Only Good for Fine Lines and Wrinkles. Ita, those are definitely possibilities. Anything longer than that and I’d say you’re doing something that’s making your skin very unhappy. I’m praying this purge phase isn’t a myth. Others refuse that claim, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use sunscreen. Then, if you want to introduce new products into your skincare routine, do it one at a time. how can I get my natural skin back . It’s also used to fight and prevent acne, as well as lighten hyperpigmentation. After applying the serum, you can use your night cream or oil as usual. Rebecca, I feel for your daughter. Related: Breakout Vs Purging: What’s The Difference? I’ve already replied by email but let me know if you need anything else. My opinion is that a lot of people need to see this article so they can understand the importance of using this product in the best possible way. My skin is combination, and I usually get the odd zit before my period but it’s definitely increased after starting the retinol. Im thinking i am putting too much retinol on my face and should dial it back to once a week because I have been using it almost every night. Yes! Benzoyl Peroxide VS Salicylic Acid: Which One Should You Choose? My derm said this was from the tretinoin. It’s enough that I am self conscious about it, but not enough that I am embarrassed to go out of the house (as described by some above). What about retinyl palmitate? I know you want to throw that retinol cream in the bin, but hear me out first. I am very interested in this – especially because I am scared of future aging signs on the neck! How long will the breakouts last? However, if they didn’t use the right cosmetics products for their particular skin type, they wouldn’t look that good. Some beauty experts claim that using the hero anti-aging ingredient long … thank you! Hi Tasha, yes, that’s probably it. You’re still the amazing person you were before the breakouts. I have used gentle ingredients and harsh ingredients with no real luck. Im losing hope How long is this purging period going to last? Hi Gio, I have been battling acne for about six years and it had finally mostly cleared up when I went to an acne clinic. But it’s especially important when you’re using retinol because some dermatologists believe they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun’s rays. I also use dermalogica exfoliant once a week – should I exfoliate twice a week now? I’ve recently purchased the Paula’s Choice 1% retinol boost, so I think i’ll switch to that and see how I fare. Try using a salicylic acid exfoliant every morning and night right after cleansing. Thanks for sharing. I went to my dr and received samples of Veltin (form of Retin A) as well as Clindamycin phosphate and my acne has NEVER been worse. Look at the Rest of Your Skincare Routine. Your email address will not be published. Purging happens when there are breakouts brewing underneath your skin. If someone is breaking out, then perhaps they are wearing it during the day or not washing their face in the morning or just sensitive to the Retinol and need to use it every third night until they get used to it. There is nothing wrong with you. Then why do I have more pimples than ever?!”. It does so by promoting skin shedding, which improves cell turnover rate and hinders the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase, which encourages the production of melanin. I’m now on week 6 and my skin is fairly clean but I am still getting tiny whiteheads (no puss, red skin, infection, irritation) on forehead and blackheads on my nose. However, I wouldn’t say that any anti-aging product if used properly would cause wrinkles. And you’re not your acne. Do you think mixing it in with a moisturiser so that it’s less concentrated might help? There are over the counter versions all the way up to prescription creams and pills. I tend to break out right before my period. Anti aging tips for your skin, hair and overall health. The Ordinary Retinol 1% is great but not for your skin type! The fact that it goes away after a while is more the result of your skin getting used to it than the purging being completed. Since starting the Tretinoin, her skin appears to have gotten worse with more severe acne. If not, answer the three questions in this post to help you figure out if it’s a purge or a breakout: My research then led me here. Another thing, my normal routine for years before this new routine was nightly benzoyl peroxide and clindamycin phosphate application. Your email address will not be published. But it can be so harsh at first. It may be that this form of vitamin A is too gentle for you. Retinol causes the skin cells to turn over. Raquel, don’t quit! Amy, after 6 weeks, the worst should be over. Even though retinol can do the exact opposite of what many people use it for, it’s easy to incorporate into your skincare routine to get amazing results. All in all, it is considered safe by dermatologists. I have some breakouts, hoping that the’purging’ period will soon come to an end. I wanted to still do the resting days so I bought the big clear acne kit and the big skin balancing kit and then the a ton of extra products like the c15 super booster, another serum, and another hydrator. Shruti, I’ve found your comment! So sorry to hear about your problem. Janessa, I experienced the same at first. I’m glad I could help. So many studies support its anti-aging properties. I’ve been using it for about 5 weeks (every 2-3 days) and have very red, deep cystic acne on my forehead. Can You Stimulate Collagen Production With Yoga? In between the first two treatment I used it once a week. We are compensated for referring traffic and business to these companies. My derm prescribed tretinoin .025% to start using every 3rd night, but after everything i have read online, I am TERRIFIED to use it. I’m using La Roche Posay’s Redermic R. What do you know about this one? SkinCeuticals Discoloration Defense Multi-Phase Serum. I had 6 weeks of treatment, including Isolaz treatment as well salicylic 20% peel while using Skinceuticals .3% retinol in between treatments, I am also on antibiotics (Lymecycline) . I don’t have 6 months or even 6 weeks to wait. pls help, Insia, please check out this guide for the difference between a breakout and a purge: I can see on my mom who is 80 years of age that good skincare makes a difference. $25. I think I’ll stop the retinoid for now, just so I can ascertain if it is definitely that which is causing the spots. And from your comment, it seems your skin was fine while you were using it, right? The breakouts have been in my T-zone, especially on my forehead, where I am normally most acne prone. Try another form of Vitamin A, you may have more luck. My entire skin is covered in clumps of cysts. If you find that you’re still suffering from peeling and redness after that, you might be using too much product. I didn’t break out but it left my skin really dry at first. Hi, I'm Gio! Most moisturizers will work with retinol, so go for one that suits your skin type. You didn’t mention the name of the dermalogica exfoliant. I didn’t have access to my usual salicylic acid facewash for the couple days before I broke out, so I used some random clean and clean morning burst. Alcide, yes, it best to start small with retinol and only use it three times a week or so. Don’t exfoliate with scrubs or do anything else that may irritate your skin. I was prescribed tretinoin cream daily use at night and doxycycline 2x daily and benzoyl peroxide wash in the morning. As mentioned above, using a retinol daily right when you start using one for the first time might lead to a rough adjustment period. It gets rid of old and damaged skin cells and replaces than with new, smoother cells. If you experience them for longer then it means you’re either doing something wrong or your skin can’t tolerate it (some people with sensitive skin simply can’t use it). Either way, wear sunscreen every day to protect your anti-aging efforts and the health of your skin. Unfortunately tretinoin after causes purging so it’ll be worse for a while before it gets better. Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:18 pm : i have been using retin-a 0.1% for more than 2 years, i do not think it causes any hyperpigmentation/dark spots. Retinol CAN help clear up your acne. Retinol is an ingredient derived from vitamin A that is proven to lift brown spots and reduce the appearance of large pores, lines and wrinkles. Thanks! I seem to be still getting red bumps only on one side of my face which is the side the is sun damaged with pigmentations and scarring from acne 20 years ago and the other side is fairly clear and don’t seem to break out with the retinol as much. I feel so ashamed of my appearance right now. It’s off to the dermo again . Two or three nights a week and build on frequency gradually. Also would I still have to deal with “purging” even though my skin is mostly clear and I only dealt with hormonal acne? I know alot of ladies here have had such good success with ret inol/retin-a but I used it for awhile and my skin just looked worse. Monica, it really is the best. My skin broke out soooooo bad! Severe dryness, which increases the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. after all it is my first time with Retinol. I wish I had never used the philosophy and now i wish I had never used the veltin because i feel like it brought out acne I never even had. Dalia, so sorry to hear about your situation. Neither form is one that you want to see on your face. Acne can really rob you of your self-esteem. sorry if i rambled, im just so sad about the status of my face right now and im wondering if you have any insight about this? After 6 months of painful break outs I stopped using it. Overall, would definitely recommend this product to repeat retinol users who want an OTC alternative or just want to venture into anti-ageing options. My night time is Tatchas cleanser then niamicide by ordinary then retinol then moisturizer. Jan, I’m sorry you are experiencing these tiny bumps. Also what is your opinion of the Go Pure product? More about retinol: does retinol Live up to the aczone the sunscreen 30... I swear that the retinoid 2 % can cause serious irritation disagree on this one from the retinol... 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