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Minimize retinol dryness

Get the anti-aging benefits—without the irritation.

Retinol, a staple in anti-aging skincare routines, often comes with unwanted side effects.

The vitamin A–based product minimizes wrinkles, fine lines, and age spots by encouraging your skin to replace old cells with new, healthy ones more quickly, says Kautilya Shaurya, MD, a dermatologist at Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. While this keeps your skin smooth, it can also cause dryness, redness, and irritation in the first few weeks as your skin adjusts to the high turnover rate.

Over-the-counter retinols tend to be less drying than prescription-strength options like Retin-A, Shaurya says. He recommends using an OTC option two to three times per week before asking your doctor about a prescription.

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Source: Furthermore – Minimize retinol dryness By, Emma Stessman

About Schweiger Dermatology Group

Schweiger Dermatology Group was founded to help make excellent dermatology care accessible throughout the Northeast. In 2010, Dr. Eric Schweiger started the practice with a single location in Midtown Manhattan. When he saw the need for high-quality dermatology care that did not require weeks or months of waiting to see a qualified provider, his vision of a multi-location practice was born.

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