It is generally recommended to apply a moisturizer before applying a tretinoin cream. Tretinoin is a powerful retinoid that can be drying and irritating to the skin.
when you first start using it. Moisturizing before applying tretinoin can help to reduce dryness, flakiness, and irritation.
When using tretinoin, it is important to follow a few guidelines to avoid irritating your skin. First apply moisturizer then wait for sometime after that apply a pea sized amount of tretinoin and take extra care to avoid the eyes, lips, and nostrils. Wait a few minutes for the tretinoin to fully absorb into the skin then apply moisturizer again.
Choose a moisturizer that is non-comedogenic and fragrance-free, as these types of products are less likely to cause irritation or breakouts. Gently apply the moisturizer to your face, using a circular motion to help it absorb into the skin.
If you experience significant irritation or redness while using tretinoin, talk to your healthcare provider or dermatologist for advice on how to adjust your skin care routine.
It is also important to avoid using other potentially irritating products, such as exfoliants while using tretinoin. If you experience significant irritation or redness, consult your healthcare provider or dermatologist for advice on how to adjust your skincare routine.