Advanced: Retinoids on Steroids
This is an advanced routine, and should not be attempted without a well-tested basic routine.This routine builds on the Borderline-Too-Complex Exfoliation routine, and includes a retinoid (Vit A) step, covering ingredients such as retinol, adapalene, and tretinoin. Retinoids may treat acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. Retinoids increase photo-sensitivity, so it is necessary to include a sunscreen (which you already have, don't you?). VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY PRECAUTION FOR PRESCRIPTION RETINOIDS: DO NOT USE WHEN PREGNANT. MAY INCREASE RISK OF BIRTH DEFECTS. Topical retinoids carry a lower risk than oral retinoids, but should still be avoided. Frequency is set to once a week, increase frequency as required.