can retinol make dark spots worse

Had some typos on my last comment so I’m reposting… i’m on my second week of retin- a and I feel soooo discouraged. Hi Enrique, What do you say about things such as that and I know many other men and women the same anti-aging products made them wrinkle badly. In another words, retinol isn’t causing the problem. Retinol users can get very nasty sunburns so make sure to amp up the sunscreen! I’d definitely try it again but this time only every 3 days. I usually get sent an email when someone posts a comment so I can reply quickly, but this time it didn’t happen. There is definitely a purging when the skin is introduced to any retinol. If you use any product on your face, it’s good for the skin on your neck as well! This can trigger the production of more melanin, which can then form dark spots or worsen those that are already there. Your so sweet a seeing everyone’s comments! This step is straightforward but necessary. If you haven't done so already, stop using vaseline for the area around your eyes. I am about 20 days in and I am really really starting to give up. Benzoyl Peroxide and retinoids cancel each others effects. All of these ingredients dissolve the top layer of skin, while retinol causes faster skin cell turnover, meaning you might do more harm than good if you use both at the same time. Hi Ezgi, sorry to hear that! I’m glad it’s not necessarily true. What I would do is go back to your original routine, including benzoyl peroxide. Stacey, oh no! Good Morning, My daughter 15 year old daughter was recently put on Tretinoin .5% to help with her breakouts. Thanks! Thank you for sharing this. When you first start using retinol, your skin will probably go through a “purging” phase with all the side effects mentioned above—skin peeling, redness, and so on. It helps me run this website and write these articles for you. My name is Maranda and I am 23. Is all this going to scar? That’s what your skin needs to get rid of the whiteheads now. The fact that it goes away after a while is more the result of your skin getting used to it than the purging being completed. Sharmeen, check out this post for the best retinol products for beginners: Some people just can’t use it at all. I agree that it’s best to use retinol every few days at first. My research then led me here. Product Question. If you find that you’re still suffering from peeling and redness after that, you might be using too much product. Hi Tasha, yes, that’s probably it. My skin is used to it now. Even though retinol can do the exact opposite of what many people use it for, it’s easy to incorporate into your skincare routine to get amazing results. I feel so ashamed of my appearance right now. I started using it daily about 2 weeks ago (whoops.. didn’t know that I should build up gradually) and have broken out in deep, red, painful spots on my chin and forehead that seem to continuously spread and fill up with sebum. I definitely need advice and my derm is not very reassuring when I ask her. Irritation from overuse of retinal products or Retin A can cause darkening or "hyperpigmentation" in darker skinned individuals. Yet, retinol is not known to cause breakouts. I don’t know why’s that. And you’re not your acne. Also would I still have to deal with “purging” even though my skin is mostly clear and I only dealt with hormonal acne? A clay mask applied once a week also helps. Hang in there! I made an appnt. I use Synergie B serum in the morning with with the zinc based sunscreen. Severe dryness, which increases the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines. Just wondering if the comedones that we’re there prior to using are starting to reveal themselves. My face is pretty clear now except for my forehead, which has had small skin colored bumps all over that come and go. Hello Gio, i have been using the Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 2% Emulsion for about 1 week, is it normal to have acnes the first time you used a retinoid? It’s better to start earlier! So surely anything that was under the surface would have been rid of already once my treatments had finished. I also started to break out in areas that I usually don’t including nose and forehead. With some careful research and proper use, they can make your skin look fresher and younger for longer. Since starting the Tretinoin, her skin appears to have gotten worse with more severe acne. Emily, oh no! They cancel each other out. Formulated specifically for brown skin, this multi-tasking retinol cream is 1.25% Retinol, 2% Kojic Acid and 5% Niacinamide for diminishing dark spots … Sydney, please, don’t feel ashamed. It’s skinceuitcals .3% retinol. Hi, I just started with Retinol, it is my second day with Roc Retinol Correxion deep wrinkle night cream, I already got 3 pimples, I guess I will stop for a couple of days before the next time I apply the cream. A very simple wash, a toner with salicylic acid, a tiny drop of benzoyl peroxide added to my lotion (with salicylic acid) and a DDF serum (super expensive but my first ever serum) and my skin was perfect. I found this information very useful even though maybe for me it is too late, 63, think about enhancing the appearance of my face. Then, if you want to introduce new products into your skincare routine, do it one at a time. This is a very excellent article on Retinol. I started using one of Paula Choice skin care kits as I have never had a strict face cleansing routine, and my face had a very bad reaction to what I assume was an ingredient in one of the products. Sooo…now I’m just hoping for the best. I tend to break out right before my period. If not, the culprit is probably glycine soya oil, which is in the Skinmedica product. I’m glad you highlighted how to use Retinol and what to expect from using it in terms of time frame and potential side effects. Cinnamon Anti Aging Effects: Science confirms that! That’s awful! But never during the day. Hi, I have extremely oily skin – I have to blot continuously and my make up can look awful by the end of the day. If you’d like to use both retinol and one of these compounds, make sure that you get used to your retinol first and use them on different days. That’s what makes you truly beautiful. Cell regeneration does not happen over night or in one day. Btw my skin type is sensitive and dry/combination. Stop using it until the breakouts go away and then reintroduce it slowly. Hi Gio – yes, that’s the one. My derm prescribed tretinoin .025% to start using every 3rd night, but after everything i have read online, I am TERRIFIED to use it. I have gotten up to every 3 nights and move on to every 2 days next week. I know that some prescription retinoids also contain isopropyl myrystate, an ingredient that never fails to break me out too. It’s off to the dermo again . More oily. If it worked well for you in the past, there’s no reason to assume it’d fail you now. My skin is too sensitive, especially the skin on my face. Nicole, yes it is possible. A bad first experience with The Ordinary’s retinol 1% brought me here. Hello there, thank you for this very detailed information on retinol, I understand that this must have taken a lot of diligent and thorough effort to put it all together. I actually look deformed with how many inflamed puffy cysts are all over my skin. Because they have medical grade levels of ingredients, they felt it was best to switch me over. Basically, as skin cell turnover increases, new clogs rise to the top. I educate my patients; they should decrease the frequency of … That would really be helpful! As it’s been six weeks though, I’d ask your doctor if it can prescribe you benzoyl peroxide in a serum or cream form. I’m frustrated because my doctor didn’t give me much warning about what to expect, but my skin feels awful! I disagree that the whole purging proces is not a myth. Try using a salicylic acid exfoliant every morning and night right after cleansing. I guess I just need to stick with it? To wrap up this long story, how much longer should typical results continue to be worse? Hope this helps. Once the wedding passed, I went to a very strict routine of gentle cleanser in the morning and salicylic acid (2%) face wash at night, moisturizing twice a day. Sophie, you’re not deformed. DON’T USE SALICYLIC ACID WITH TRETINOIN!!!!!!!!!!!!! This oil can cause breakouts. I guess more than anything I want to know that I’m not alone and that it will get better! Monica, it really is the best. Secondly, I am supposed to carry on with higher percentage, but do I have to go back to twice a week or should it be every other night? If you want to be sure, you can also try a different product with retinol but without the oil and see what happens. I wasn’t sure if it was the retinol or the base of the serum (I think it has grapeseed oil, so I thought that might be the culprit). So I stopped using it and replaced it with the Paula’s Choice 1% retinol booster mixed into the Paula’s Choice Resist skin hydrator. I understand the purging process can be heartbreaking but it’s not a myth. Retinol is not for everyone, and if you experience any serious side effects, you should definitely stop using it. I’m glad I could help. I still get the occasional pimple around that time of the month but it seems the longer I take the birth control the better my skin has been getting. It does so by promoting skin shedding, which improves cell turnover rate and hinders the activity of the enzyme tyrosinase, which encourages the production of melanin. But i have kept using it…hopefully this is not a mistake. My weekly treatments consist of a Clay Mask, Benzoyl Peroxide 5%, and a 10% Glycolic Acid Tonner. I always heard about this skin care product Retinol and always had this perception that it does more harm than good. I don’t know if it’s worse, but it’s different and still horribly broken out. I have read your entire blog and find it most informative – I recently started using the Go Pure system and got small red spots tender if touched and think I need to hold off the nightly Retinol and just use it every 3rd night until my skin gets use to it – your opinion would be appreciated – I did stop the Retinol all together and the red tender places went away all together – so should I start back only using every 2nd or 3rd night? At first glance it would definitely appear to be a “side effects are worse than the symptoms” scenario. If not, answer the three questions in this post to help you figure out if it’s a purge or a breakout: I had happily gotten my skin care regimen down to simply soap once, sometimes twice, a day and lotion. I was prescribed tretinoin cream daily use at night and doxycycline 2x daily and benzoyl peroxide wash in the morning. It’s also one of the most studied and scientifically proven anti-aging compounds, having come on the market in the early 1970s. It’s something that happens with other cosmetic ingredients, like aha and bha. Janet, yes unfortunately it is normal. Alcide, yes, it best to start small with retinol and only use it three times a week or so. Dermatologists break down the claim that retinol may have a dark side. You can either buy a cream with retinol or opt for a serum with a higher concentration of retinol, adding it to your night skincare routine. It was horrible! The product claims not to clog pores. Perhaps there is something in it making me break out. Your email address will not be published. I’m guessing the breakout stage is over now? some people have very sensitive skin and experience negative effects with products other don’t . I have been using 0.5% retinol on my whole face for around 4 weeks now. When you wake up in the morning, the skin should look normal. That can keep oil production under control, too. So I am 29. I didn’t toss it, but I stopped using it. Not to mention it really has kept my wrinkles at bay. But the article is very comprehensive and useful for someone that is going serious with getting a better face and neck appearance. My derma prescribed me with tretinoin. Hi Gio, I have an oily skin and my pimple has it’s own mind like this week it’s on my left cheek and next week the right cheek, I’m using neutrogena alcohol free toner and then the qiansoto goji berry facial cream and it has retinol and hyaluronic acid and organic botanicals, and it gave me some breakouts I’ve been using this for almost 2 weeks straight, so any thoughts? Among dermatologists and beauty editors, retinol is praised as the holy grail of skin-care products. Would that cause an initial breakout? I started breaking out a little more than normal but this is now my third week and I am still breaking out on my cheeks not cystic but big whiteheads. (x1, x2 a week) I slowly worked up to it, diluting the retinol with moisturizer, etc..but my forehead is covered with tiny tiny bumps now and I’m scared to continue. Hence why I got all the dry and flaking skin when I used a beauty product with Retinol in it. I am 62 very few wrinkles and my half brother is light skin just 65 looks about 15 years older. I have some breakouts, hoping that the’purging’ period will soon come to an end. I currently just use PC’s Antioxidant Skin Recovery Super Antioxidant Serum which has some retinol in it I believe. Related: Breakout Vs Purging: What’s The Difference? Does it have salicylic acid? I started brand new meds from a brand new dermatologist a few weeks back: Tretinoin (Retin-A) 0.025%, along with ACZONE (Dapsone) Gel 7.5%. You are right, Sharon, that aging can’t be stopped completely and we should accept that it exists. Brandi, without knowing what product you’re using, it’s hard to tell whether it’s the retinol alone that’s causing this or if there’s something else there that may be aggravating the purge. Share your experience in the comments below. 2 questions : Do you know this brand, and does it have any comedogenic ingredients? The peeling and other symptoms should disappear within a month, six weeks tops. I have tried over the counter brands from drug store lines all the way up to high-end brands. I am exhausted of having this skin. These are myths—if anything, it strengthens skin over time and keeps skin healthy. To minimize flaking and scaling if you skin is dry and sensitive: 1. Making large pores smaller is possible but it takes time and a good skincare routine. Also, even when it works, it might take a long time to see the results. As you peel off the dark spots, your skin replaces them with normally pigmented cells. Hello. The color of dark spots may depend on the tone of a person’s skin. I’ve checked the GoPure retinol cream and, while it’s good for anti aging, it’s best suited for dry skin. Thanks for this question, James. Check the individual product you use or ask your doctor or dermatologist to see how much to use. I am not happy with how my skin looks right now, but it is nowhere near as bad as what some people have been describing on this and other sites. If you’re not comfortable with tretinoin, you can start with a small concentration of retinol to give your skin time to get used to vitamin A (tretinoin is a higher strength of retinol) and see how it goes. After cleaning the skin just use a moisturizing cream. Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:18 pm : i have been using retin-a 0.1% for more than 2 years, i do not think it causes any hyperpigmentation/dark spots. I know alot of ladies here have had such good success with ret inol/retin-a but I used it for awhile and my skin just looked worse. Aging happens to everyone, but thankfully, we live in a time when there are countless products to slow the effects of time on your skin. Laura, potentially, yes. She has never had any special treatment at a beautician or any surgery but she’s always used moisturizing creams with ingredients that improve the skin structure and prevent drying. Did have a couple of bumps pop up but them seem to clear visibly within 3 days. Two or three nights a week and build on frequency gradually. Or is rarin a the reason for those tiny bumps. thank you! Until now i am breaking out, it is my 5th or 6th week already. Not even kidding, I spent over $400 dollars last night on the products. I don’t think vitamin C is the problem. At what point do you suggest that it be looked as a reaction outside of the “normal” when adding retinol and doing such a huge change in products? Once you’ve done this, you can gently introduce salicylic acid to clear up the breakouts. If anything, it would prevent the acne. I love that. Or do you have to use it over your entire face? I understand from your article that retinol is effective in anti-aging but can act exactly the opposite than the reason you got it at first, then shortly after the negative effects fade away. I had 6 weeks of treatment, including Isolaz treatment as well salicylic 20% peel while using Skinceuticals .3% retinol in between treatments, I am also on antibiotics (Lymecycline) . I’m torn on whether I should quit altogether or maybe there is an ingredient thats making me breakout? But if you have oily or acne-prone skin, chances are a breakout is already brewing underneath the surface of your skin. Beulah, I hope that 10% is a typo because such high concentrations should only be available by prescription. because the hormonal comedonal acne on my forehand was severe, along with hormonal acne along my jaw line and cheeks. I’m broken out all over my chest, upper back and the back of my neck. I’ve seen some good results although I think it could be better. I started using Neutrogena rapid wrinkle repair, and sure enough, I am breaking out again. I’ll be bookmarking for future reference. I initially had the purging phase where I got whiteheads, and the acne has gotten better but my entire face is filled with bumps all over. I talk to people all day in my job andn so self conscious. The bottom line Tretinoin can be a safe, effective treatment option for acne. I see it has soybean oil. Is it normal to keep breaking out being on the 3 week? Also what is your opinion of the Go Pure product? What are your thoughts? I have used gentle ingredients and harsh ingredients with no real luck. No, not every day. It’s annoying as hell but totally normal. Retinol speeds up this natural exfoliating process. My night time is Tatchas cleanser then niamicide by ordinary then retinol then moisturizer. My face is so dry and messed up with acne and spots all over.I had a nearly perfect facial skin until I started breaking out recently and a friend’ recommended clinicians complex containing 10% of retinol . Hi, So I’ve had fairly decent skin for a while and just a random pimple during the TOTM – my dermo told me to use Soskin C-Vital which has retinol and vit C in it combined. As mentioned above, using a retinol daily right when you start using one for the first time might lead to a rough adjustment period. Also, when you say to keep using it for a month, do you mean a month with everyday use? The regular skin trial. Still- it is discouraging to see your skin react this way. I bought a somewhat pricey Peter Thomas Roth retinol serum, and I broke out. Hi Gia, I recently started using 1.0 retinol by the ordinary, I worked upto this one from the 0.2 retinol from them. Also, take into account that there is a small percentage of people who have extreme reactions to even the lowest dosages and who should avoid it altogether. Unfortunately tretinoin after causes purging so it’ll be worse for a while before it gets better. It does seem like there shouldn’t have been anything else to purge. What about retinyl palmitate? I keep reading that this is to be expected; even my doctor said it takes time for these ingredients to work. I never cared much about beauty products in the past (for obvious reasons) though my wife and I have started taking better care of our skin. Luckily, these side effects go away after your skin adjusts (assuming you’re using it properly, which we’ll get into shortly.). Give it a month and see if it gets better. Jason, you definitely used too much! The Ordinary Retinol 1% is great but not for your skin type! Well 7 weeks into this Isotrex and my skin is so bad, I have about 50 new tiny bumps on either side of neck crop up and I never break out there. Either with cream or not, age and nature will always tell but I must say that this article about retinol is an amazing one because it’s not biased, advantages and disadvantages are well explained, and the later effect and adjustment as well. I think I also have dry skin, any advice? If retinol doesn’t work as a spot treatment, then benzoyl peroxide is a good alternative. Imanp, it’s likely a purge. Some professionals used to believe that because retinol increases skin cell turnover, it would make skin thinner or cause skin cancer. It just brings to the surface now what would naturally have appeared one or two weeks later. They work, but they have an oil base, so if your skin usually breakouts with oils, you may want to look for a different brand. My entire face has taken 20 steps backwards. I have oily & sensitive skin & I am prone to all kinds of acne (mostly hormonal, I was prescribed birth control pills a few years ago which helps keep it under control). I guess that happens. It easily wrinkles so I started using something to fight against it a couple of years ago. Shantell, did you introduce any new product in the meantime? Do you know if it contains any comedogenic ingredients? I wanted to still do the resting days so I bought the big clear acne kit and the big skin balancing kit and then the a ton of extra products like the c15 super booster, another serum, and another hydrator. Also, I’m not sure but it seems as if my hyperpigmentation is getting worse but maybe it’s from the new pimples. and my derm suggested i switch off the aczone and duac every night so as to adjust to the aczone. I’d consult a dermatologist to see if they can prescribe something stronger. After 6 months of painful break outs I stopped using it. This is really an interesting article to talk about with my female friends, at least one. It is good to keep in mind that all these chemical substances including retinoids can irritate the skin so it’s better to do a spot test before applying all over your face. That one is very well formulated too, and, hopefully, will be more suitable for your skin type. Thank you for your time I await your response. Thanks! My morning routine is using bare angels by lush, then the 7% glycol toner then 15% ascorbic acid by ordinary then hyualoronic acid then the hydro boost moisturizer and sunscreen by Neutrogena. You need salicylic acid for that. Hi Gio, just found your blog today and read through all the retinol related posts, great blog and so informative, thank you. Urban Skin Rx Even Tone Resurfacing At Home Peel Pads In just a few swipes of these pads, you’ll get a one-two punch of retinol and lactic acid … Hothumidhtx, you can definitely use retinol as a spot treatment but in my opinion, that is a waste. Im thinking i am putting too much retinol on my face and should dial it back to once a week because I have been using it almost every night. When someone says they’re using retinol, they aren’t referring to one specific chemical. Then you can slowly increase the use of Retin A by adding one more day per week over several weeks. Don’t exfoliate with scrubs or do anything else that may irritate your skin. My diet has even been altered for the sake of clear skin – and overall health of course. It just needs to make it worse first. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. I want to send a pic because I feel this is not normal, even my friends say they’ve never seen it this bad before HELP!!! I switched to Murad, drunk elephant and a few others from Sephora. Breakout Vs Purging: What’s The Difference? All in all, it is considered safe by dermatologists. I have started with 0.3% twice a week for 2 weeks, then every other night for another 2 weeks. It didn’t make me breakout, but it did dry my skin at first because it’s so strong. Really useful and thorough advice. Retinoids Are Only Good for Fine Lines and Wrinkles. My skin is blotchy and horrible. I’m scouring the internet looking for positive reinforcement about the Retin-A treatment I just started about 2 weeks ago. Try another form of Vitamin A, you may have more luck. I am very diligent with washing my face in the morning and at night. Actually, I’ve ordered a LED light facial massager to try it on my skin because I’m really convinced it helps.I will definitely write about it and also make a video for my YouTube channel What You Need For Beauty. Unfortunately, Differin often makes things way worse before it makes them better. Do these tests to find out which one is it: I’d recommend you keep using the retinol for a couple more weeks to see if the bumps stop. When used in skin care products, Hydroquinone is often regarded as a magic eraser. If you don’t want to wait, I recommend consulting another dermatologist for a different treatment. I think red light therapy is really effective as the infrared light enters the deep layers in the skin and promotes collagen production. It can also help reduce the appearance of surface wrinkles and dark spots due to … Retinol can irritate the skin. not even a hey how you doing just BAMMMM. The pros will tell you it’s good for everything from acne to dark spots. However, it makes a big difference if we do care for our skin, use products that make our skin happy, massage our skin, do sports, have good nutrition, etc. It’s called “purging”. This breakout should last a month, 6 weeks tops. 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