Retinoids on Your Holiday Vacation?

Can you Use Retin A, or Renova, or Retinol on Your Holiday Vacation?

For you lucky ones who are going somewhere sunny or even skiing (if you don’t wear a mask and goggles), then you should skip the retinoid cream for a week or 10 days while in the sun.

Increase your sunscreen with zinc to 10% or greater (like ZinClear by DermaQuest) and increase your use of an antioxidant like the SkinCeuticals Phoretin CF to daily at least.

Happy Holidays!

Dr. Irwin

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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