Retin A cream is a skincare secret not widely known about, yet many dermatologists swear by it. The active ingredient it contains is tretinoin, which is why it can be known as tretinoin cream, or retrieve cream. Essentially, it is a type of vitamin A which is best known for its anti- aging properties. When used on a regular basis, this cream can renew and refresh the skin. How does this work? Retin A expedites your skin’s turn over process and gets rid of your old skin cells by rapidly producing new ones. It is very anti- aging because it is constantly producing new skin cells. This helps promote collagen, reverse wrinkles, lighten age spots, and thicken the skin. Who doesn’t want thick, plump, and glowy skin? Because this cream is strong, it is important to know how to use it. Retin A is a product that can be used on all skin types. You can start using the cream as a teen or adult, the benefits of retin A will be beneficial to all skins. It is important to use this cream during nighttime. If it is used when one is exposed to strong sunlight, it can cause the skin to feel dry and irritated. Make it a part of your nighttime skincare routine. After washing your face, apply a pea sized amount of Retin A cream to your face, neck, and even upper chest. Make sure to apply moisturizer after applying your retin A, to prevent any sort of dryness or irritation in the skin. When using Retin- A it is recommended to stay away from other acid based products, such as vitamin C, glycolic acid, or benzoyl peroxide. This is because Retin A exfoliates your skin, adding more exfoliating products with it will be harsh and damaging on the skin. If not used properly, Retin A can have side effects, such as dryness and irritation. You have to let your skin get used to it and build a tolerance for it. Start with using a pea amount of retin A a couple days a week. Once your skin starts getting used to it, you can start applying it more often. It is recommended to slowly go higher in percentages as your skin gets used to the product. Talk to your dermatologist to see if retin A is something that can help your skin.