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How to Properly Apply Retin-A Cream for Wrinkles

How to Properly Apply Retin-A Cream for Wrinkles
Use Retin-A to erase your wrinkles in only 6 weeks. Photo Credit face image by Patrizier-Design from <a href='http://www.fotolia.com'>Fotolia.com</a>

Retin-A, originally formulated to treat acne, is considered by many to be the best remedy for the removal of wrinkles and signs of aging of the skin. It increases blood flow and stimulates skin cells called fibroblasts to produce new collagen, which thickens the skin, states GoodSkin.eu. This translates into fewer wrinkles, smoother skin, lessened discolorations, tighter pores and a reduction of sun damage, explains EverydayHealth.com. Retin-A is an effective, easy to use and affordable way for you to win some of the battles in the war against time.

Step 1

Wash your face with a gentle cleanser at night.

Step 2

Wait 20 to 30 minutes after washing your face to allow your skin's pH to return to normal.

Step 3

Squeeze a dab of Retin-A on your index finger. Antiaging-Systems.com states that the 0.05% cream is designed for reducing wrinkles and fine lines, though you can always start with the gentler 0.25% strength cream and increase the percentage of active ingredient slowly.

Step 4

Gently apply the cream on your face by dabbing and gently rubbing to cover your complexion. For applying on your eyes, dab and pat to cover the undereye area. Do not apply on your sensitive eyelids, warns DermaDoctor.com.

Step 5

Wash your hands after you finish applying the Retin-A cream.

Step 6

Repeat the application every other night in the beginning and adjust the frequency depending on your skin's tolerance and needs.

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