To apply Tretinoin/Niacinamide Cream correctly and get the best results, follow these steps:
- Cleanse your face: Start with clean, dry skin. Gently wash your face using a mild, non-comedogenic cleanser, and pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
- Wait for your skin to dry: It's crucial to wait for 20-30 minutes after cleansing before applying the cream to ensure your skin is completely dry. Applying the cream on damp skin can increase the risk of irritation.
- Apply a small amount: Squeeze a pea-sized amount of Tretinoin/Niacinamide Cream onto your fingertip. This should be enough to cover your entire face.
- Gently spread the cream: Dot the cream on your forehead, cheeks, chin, and nose. Then, gently spread the cream across your face using your fingertips, focusing on problem areas. Be cautious around sensitive areas such as the corners of your mouth, nostrils, and eyes, as these regions may be more prone to irritation.
- Moisturize if needed: If you experience dryness or irritation, follow up with a gentle, non-comedogenic moisturizer after the cream has been fully absorbed.
- Use sun protection: Tretinoin can increase skin's sensitivity to sunlight. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher during the day to protect your skin from UV rays. Wearing protective clothing and a hat can also help minimize sun exposure.
It's generally recommended to apply Tretinoin/Niacinamide Cream once daily, preferably in the evening.