5 Dermatologist-Approved Tips for Using Retinol In the Winter


"The first sign of irritation is typically a burning sensation when applying lotion or cream, so if you don't right the ship at this point, redness and peeling are lurking right around the corner," says Dr. Robert Finney, a board-certified cosmetic dermatologist at Entière Dermatology. "For starters, thicken up your moisturizer to something that is more cream-based, but still non-comedogenic."

He recommends the Alastin Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer, which also has collagen-stimulating peptides. If you notice any signs of sensitivity, he recommends sandwiching your retinol in between two layers of moisturizer to help prevent dryness, peeling, or flaking.


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