Is it okay to use Retin A (tretinoin) on my arms or body?
In general, please don’t try this unless specifically directed to by your doctor! Skin on the body is quite different than the skin on the face and is often much more easily irritated by Retin A and other retinoid creams.
Also, since these creams have the potential to irritate skin, especially if not used correctly, they can make pigment and brown spots worse. This is because many darker skin types, when irritated, will make more pigment, not less!!
Read Dr. Irwin’s article on Color and Texture Issues.
Learn more about Retin A by reading Skincare Terms & Ingredients.