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Old 08-09-2003, 01:24 AM   #1
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Question retin a

saw somewhere that when ur skin peels during ur application of retin a, u are not supposed to peel the skin flakes off, is it true??

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Old 08-09-2003, 07:47 AM   #2
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Yeah don't peel them off. I did that and it can cause scarring. Just let them come off on their own, if you can gently rub them away, that's fine. I use this product called Pretty Hands and Feet and it removes flakiness, you can get it at drug stores.

Old 08-10-2003, 12:37 AM   #3
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OMG!! That's wat i exactly did!! Shucks... i shouldn't have taken retin a! hope the shallow scars will slowly heal by themselves.. they will, right??

Old 08-10-2003, 10:19 AM   #4
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if you did peel them off and there are no pimples around, use neosporin to heal the skin and prevent major scarring.

Thats what I do.

If I get a zit I pop it, use retin A and then use neosporin when its a full scab.

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