What you don't know about retinoids

Flashback to 2017- a major shift in drugstore skincare happened. Differin Gel (adapalene 0.1%), the weakest form of prescription retinoic acid, became available in drugstores. 

This is HUGE because Differin (adapalene 0.1%) is a prescription- grade retinoid; the first-line treatment for acne, brown discoloration, and fine lines. 

For me, as a dermatology PA, this was a gamechanger for my patients whose insurance wouldn’t cover topical acne medicines and were constantly prescribed antibiotic pills. They now had access to an affordable solution. 

Long term this meant… 

  • Breakouts could be cleared with drugstore routines… (pssst, teens are you listening??)
  • Patients could end the frustrating antibiotic pill cycle with a drugstore skicnare routine
  • Quality treatment was available for every budget (healthy skin does not equal wealthy skin)

This is also what really led me to create my Teen Skincare Formula mini-course. All of the recommended products can be found with a quick trip to your neighborhood drugstore. It even goes a step further to help prevent and treat pesky breakouts for teens and preteens. Because, let’s face it, we were all in their shoes at one point and no one wants to deal with breakouts. 

And some teens aren’t even concerned about their breakouts so why spend a lot of money on products when there are just as effective and more affordable ones at the drugstore. 

You just have to know what to buy. I’ll show you!

Retinoids are a workout for your skin, so as your skin health improves, you can typically increase your retinoid usage to a prescription-grade retinoid, but stronger isn’t always better. Consistent use is the key!

PRO TIP: Everyone can start with retinaldehyde, which has to be converted once in the skin to Differin gel. There’s so much to say! Don’t forget as a licensed PA I have plenty of other tips for adding retinoids to your routine.

I want you to get clear, radiant skin as quickly and efficiently as possible. Let's get started if you’re ready to see results in your skin.

The secret to long term skin success is a complete skincare routine for your skin type. All of the ingredients work synergistically so one product alone isn’t the answer. Get your complete routine for your skin type- Instantly!

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