[dropcap]R[/dropcap]etinoid is a class of chemical compounds achieved from vitamin A. It is used to treat mild to moderate acne. Some of the common retinoids are isotretinoin, adaplene, tazarotene and tretinoin. These prescription acne medications are applied to the skin through isotretinoin.
The retinoids work in clearing pores, decreasing inflammation and increasing cell turn-over in the skin. The chemical compound boosts of collagen which combats with acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles. The retinoids are powerful prescription for treating acne medications. It is advised that acne must be used with extra care. Usually, Tretonin, or Retin A is applied sparingly once a day after washing the face with a mild soap and water. This allows skin to dry completely. Importantly, individual must avoid applying it near the mouth, eyes and mucous membranes of the nose.
A very sensitive retinoids cause sensitivity to sun and people using them should always wear sunscreen when outdoors. As a matter of fact, they dry and/or irritate the skin, and should not be used within eight hours of benzoyl peroxide. A common over-the-counter acne treatment can worsen when you first start taking it.
The pregnant or breastfeeding women should never take retinoids as oral retinoid isotretinoin can interfere with the effectiveness of the oral contraceptive. Isotretinoin is cheaper in Canada when compared with the US. Therefore, for saving money many Americans order their prescription acne medication through a Canadian pharmacy Online. An authorized Canadian online drug store just requires the current prescription for your acne medication. Lastly, the retinoids are widely used for combating both acne and aging skin. These prescriptions are even used to treat some skin cancers.