hand in there! the peeling will stop and you will see great skin.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
Yes, it is normal for your skin to peel and that's what you want to happen. That's the top layer of your skin coming off to reveal younger looking skin.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
- San Antonio, TX
This is normal. If you prefer less peeling and still good results, just slower. Use it 2-3 times a week. Just don't be too hard on your skin and try to scrub it off. The peeling is a natural process of exfoliating the dead skin cells. Let them go at their own pace.
answered 3 years ago
- Little Rock, AR
I'm not a doctor, just a consumer who also uses Retinol 1.0. For the first two months of use, I had a lot of peeling...I mean a LOT. I started out using Retinol every night, which wasn't wise, but I didn't let the massive flaking stop my usage. I kept thinking, "It will be gone tomorrow," while brushing off my clothing and anything within 5 feet of me. I continued to turn myself into a human lizard for almost two months. After 2 months, my skin started to HURT...like it had sunburn, and it was uncomfortable to wash it even with Cetaphil. I'm used to using 20% aha cleansers, but Cetaphil was stinging my skin! I had read about all the side effects with retinol, so I figured all the peeling I had experienced was normal. However, when I didn't even want to touch my face because it was stinging so badly, and I looked like an iguana at shedding time, I finally "got" that I was hurting, not helping my skin. I stopped the retinol competely until my skin healed (about a week), and when I restarted, I cut down my application to every 4 nights, every 3 nights, then every other night, until it stopped causing peeling. Only then did I start using retinol every night. If I started to peel, I used a facial scrub and skipped the retinol till the peeling went away. (Alternating Retinol with Nia 24 really helped my skin look better in no time). A year later, I've been using Retinol 1.0 regularly without any trouble at all. I used it every night, all summer long, and now I can soak my skin with it and it's like putting nothing on my face. I definitely see the difference in the appearance and feel of my skin, for the better. Jjust start slow, and in a few months, your skin will be better than ever. :-)
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answered 3 years, 1 month ago
- Orange County, CA