MINDBODYGREEN: 11 Truths You Need To Know About Using Retinol

It’s normal to experience some irritation, especially when you first embark on your retinol journey. “If you notice you’re starting to react, back off for a couple of days, then keep going,” said Mieloch. There’s a certain adjustment period when you may need to ‘power through,’ but that shouldn’t last forever. If you’re still seriously peeling after 28 days on and off, talk to your dermatologist about a different dosage and/or frequency. –Danuta Mieloch