I’ve had and used this retinol on and off, now that I am stuck inside, it is the perfect time to start using retinol in my routine again. When using retinol, I have to stop using all other actives, I learned this the hard way. So no more acid exfoliator like P50 and my favorite Farmacy serum. I’m not sure if everyone is as sensitive to retinol as I am but this is what works for me. I still get some peeling but it’s really mild right. For me this is the most effective way to lighten dark spots.
I only use retinol at night after cleansing and toning, where I have the most dark spots. No need to overdo it and use a bunch of product, trust me, I also don’t put any around my eyes. I like to let is set for about 20 minutes then follow it with a good moisturizer, although lately I’ve been exclusively using the Youth to the People hydrate + glow dream mask on top, followed by a few drops of Indie Lee squalane face oil. I make sure to warm four to five drops in my palms then press it into my skin to seal in the moisture.
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