Can Vit C serum be used in the morning with retin-A at nights

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Can Vit C serum be used in the morning with retin-A at nights

Anu
Hey priyanka,
How r u dear?
This is a query of my friends elder sister...She has been prescribed for Vitc serum in the morning followed by a broad spectrum sunscreen with zinc oxide and same day at nights starting with terintoin of .05% .She wants to know Can she use it like being prescribed or if not then how she can use both together to get the best results for fading some age spots and fine wrinkles on forehead and chin area...
Your Advice means a lot
Thanks a lot
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Hi Anu,

It is extremely careless of the doctor to prescribe both strong treatments to be used in a day.As you know:

1)Vitamin C and Vitamin A(Retinoid) should NOT be used together.There should be minimum 24 hours gap between them else Vitamin C will deactivate Vitamin A(Retinoid) and render Vitamin A nullified.
2)Using both simultaneously will also cause a lot of dryness.
3)Vitamin C or any treatment cream/serum should only be used using night time only.They should not be used during day time.

If you could upload her pic,it will be helpful.If her concern is age spots/hyper-pigmentation then using only vitamin c serum during nights or sefpil or facemed gel or kozimax is enough.

Of course, using a broad spectrum sunscreen like Sunprotek goes without saying.
Anu
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Anu
Thanks a lot Priyanka...I told her your valuable suggestion....Sorry I am not having her picture ...Can she use it alternate days like :
Day 1:  vit C serum followed by sunscreen
Day 2: Retino A
Her main concern is  to fade up little brown marks along with some fine wrinkles too.
Thanks alot
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DivaJournals
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Yes she can use it alternate nights but it is still very strong for such a minor problem.Tell her to use a good moisturiser and neutral cleanser along with it.
Anu
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Anu
Thanks alot dear will tell her
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DivaJournals
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You are welcome Anu