Retin-A: Day 60 (July 12, 2015)

This post is actually for July 12 through July 19, 2015.

We went on a beach vacation to Gulf Shores, so I was curious as to how my skin would handle the sun and climate.

We were outside, on the beach, and at the pool every day.  Despite the sun, I continued to use Retin-A every night. I used Shiseido SPF 50 Wet Force, 2 coats prior to going outside, reapplied every 2 hours.  I’m pleased to report that this sunblock and continued reapplication satisfactorily protected my skin.  I didn’t experience any sunburn or discoloration.

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In the evenings, I used Embryolisse Masque Confort an hour or two after applying Retin-A.  This helped give my skin some extra moisture and TLC after being outside all day.

The only issue I had was that toward the end of our trip, I developed a few white heads from the sunblock.  I had used this same sunblock the year before, but I only applied a “normal” amount.  I think the problem here was that I used SO much, and kept reapplying.  But, it was a small price to pay to keep my skin protected, and the whiteheads went away quickly!


Day 1 (May 14, 2015)

Day 2 (May 15, 2015)

Day 3 (May 16, 2015)

Day 4 (May 17, 2015)

Day 6 (May 19, 2015)

Day 28 (June 10, 2015)

Day 29 (June 11, 2015)

Day 40 (June 22, 2015)