How to use Topical Retinoids

Retinoids are compound that are chemically related to vitamin A, which dermatologists frequently use to treat skin conditions such as acne, skin aging and sun damage.  The most commonly used over-the-counter retinoid is retinol, but there are several prescription retinoids that are stronger, and may be more effective.  All retinoids lead to exfoliation, and can cause skin irritation, especially if not used properly. 

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