I just got this tretinoin 0.025% cream today and I just applied a pea sized amount to my whole face but the only place I get severe acne and scars are on my t-zone... should I only use it on the affected area from now on? Or continue to use it all over? And should I wash the cream of in the morning? Thank you for your help.
Apply the medication to the affected skin area only (e.g., skin with acne sores).
What should I avoid while using tretinoin topical?
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Tretinoin topical can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors, even on a cloudy day.
Avoid getting this medication in your eyes, nose, mouth, or in the creases of your nose.
Avoid using skin products that can cause irritation, such as harsh soaps, shampoos, or skin cleansers, hair coloring or permanent chemicals, hair removers or waxes, or skin products with alcohol, spices, astringents, or lime.
Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with tretinoin topical unless your doctor tells you to.
- Tretinoin Information for Consumers
- Tretinoin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tretinoin (detailed)
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