DYI Retin A Creams
If you are a skin care product addict then you have heard a ton about Retin A or Vitamin A. As you have noticed, products containing either of the two are very pricy. What you may not know; is the actual amount of Retin or Vitamin A in the product is very small. The percentage may be as little as 3-5% due to cost and FDA laws (Retin A in pure form is a prescription product) the fact is you may need a couple jars/tubes of a product be it eye or face cream before you will begin to notice any results. Here is a fabulous at home trick, before you purchase Retin A please view the video below explaining the product, its uses and side effects. It is much more cost effective to purchase your favorite skin/eye creams and mix a small to medium amount of Retin A into the cream. You can also use your eye cream as a lip cream (above the lip line) this is great for smokers lines. Start our by using the Retin A 2-3 times a week and work your way up. You will need to make an appointment with your local dermatologist to get a prescription. If you are over 35 it will not be covered by insurance and will cost about $80 for 45g (good size tube) although this sounds pricy; keep in mind it is pure Retin A, in the long run you are saving a lot of money considering how much your skin/eye creams cost. You may purchase it online, but be very cautious. Most of the products are from Canadian pharmacy and they are not guaranteed to be the genuine product or strength. Do not use Retin A if you are pregnant or nursing. Always use sunscreen when using Retin A. I recommend only using it in you night creams. It does make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Stop Retin A two weeks before any chemical peels or laser treatments. Store your Retin A in the refrigerator. Do not mix Retin A with cleansers or sunscreen Always use a smaller amount in your eye cream, as the skin around the eyes is thinner & more delicate.