Does Retin-A (Tretinoin) Delay Skin Aging? 15 Year Review | Beginners Guide | Neck & Chest Update

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This is an addendum to my previous video on this topic. (
I discuss a few key points in further detail, helpful for those beginning their treatment, as well as talk about specific products that helped me manage my treatment in the early stages more than a decade and a half ago.

I also share how I’ve been using it on my neck and chest which are more sensitive, delicate areas.

I must also emphasize that my diet and lifestyle play a large role in the way my skin looks, too. I take very good care of myself, don’t drink alcohol, and I don’t smoke.

All things considered, if someone is asking me whether tretinoin is worth it, my answer is: YES.

To see exactly how I apply the product to my face, neck and chest, please watch my PM Skincare Routine:
Updated Evening Skincare (Spring 2020):

Skincare I use on my face + body:
Facial Cleanser (AM & PM):
Moisturizer (AM & PM):
Micellar Water:
Organic Castor Oil (used in place of eye cream):
Sunscreen (Facial AM Daily):
Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 50:
Ceramide Healing Protectant:
Petroleum Jelly (daily lip balm):
Neutrogena Moisturizer:
Aquaphor (overnight lip treatment):
Alpha-hydroxy Acid Exfoliating Lotion:
Cetaphil Daily Advance w/Shea Butter:
Mineral Deodorant:
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Body Gel Cream:
Neutrogena Baby Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 60:

Everyday items I use:
Exfoliating Body Care Gloves:
My driving gloves:
Sun protection sleeves (for driving):
UVEX Blue Light Blocking Glasses:

FTC Disclosure: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Any and all products linked above and shown on my channel are purchased with my own money. I am neither affiliated with nor sponsored by any brand.

Catch up on some of my past videos if you wish:
AM Skin Care Routine:
PM Skin Care Routine:
Everything I Use For My Skin:
My 15 Years of Using Retin-A (Tretinoin):
How I Used Castor Oil For 6 Yrs To Grow My Lashes:
Castor Oil Application Demo:
Curling My Eyelashes (Closeup):
About My Hair:
How I Make My Homemade Bone Broth(I Consume Daily For Supple Skin & Gut Health):
How I Make My Homemade Kimchi (For Probiotic Health):
How I Prepare Grass Fed Beef Liver:
Antioxidant Shiitake Mushroom & Ginger Soup Recipe:
How I Make My DIY Hair Ties & Headbands:
GRWM/My Minimal Makeup Routine (I’ve since stopped wearing foundation):
My Morning Routine:
Beginners Guide To Meditation:
How I Manage My Anxiety (Breathing & Mindfulness):
How I Practice Self Love:

Feat. MY MOM!
Mommy Wisdom (Part 1):
Mommy Food (Part 2):
Mommy Aging (Part 3):
Mommy Legacy (Part 4):

xo

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  1. I want to address the comments asking if I've had Botox, fillers, etc. so people can have the truth. I've never gotten anything done to my face. I don't judge anybody if that's the route they choose, but I chose to use topical treatment because I want to be in control of my own face and, also, it's not desirable to me to inject my face with stuff. I like my face the way it is. As for my lack of facial expression, I'm still getting used to filming myself, so that's a part of it. And being an extreme introvert, coupled with my reserved nature, and the fact that in my day to day life I'm teaching meditation & yoga, as well as providing hospice care (these are my occupations), my face looks the way it looks. What I'm trying to say is that we wear our lives on our faces. Everyone does. And I've never been a bubbly, over-animated person, so it would come across extremely artificial if I faked a persona that isn't who I am. Additionally, tretinoin imparts a "pulling" (tightening/firming) effect on the skin, which, is both good and bad. Yes, it makes the complexion appear flawless, but there are definite downsides. I can't open my mouth too widely, or I start to peel immediately, for example. The skin, before it peels (mine peels every day), becomes very tight, and taut, and tightly pulled skin looks ultra smooth and shiny, and then it sort of "cracks" (mine does anyway), starts to flake, and then peels away. New fresh skin is then revealed. This is the mechanism of Retin-A. Ultimately, I take it as a compliment and a testament to the power of this product, if people simply "can't believe" I've achieved my skin with the use of topical cream alone. That people believe me or don't believe me doesn't change the truth, and beyond what I've said here, I can't do much else. It's not my concern to convince anyone of anything. But I did want to address this, since I see numerous comments asking, speculating, and accusing me of not being honest. I have no problem being clear and upfront. This is who I am. I must add, too, for those who have asked tactfully – thank you, by the way. Happy holidays everyone.

  2. I asked my derm for a prescription and she said no 😟. I really want to start since I work from home until mid next yr and don't go out much due to covid, so does anyone know how I can get some otc please

  3. Hey 👋 I'm 19 I want to start retinol treatment so should I start with a retinol Moisturizer or should I go for 0.025 treatment
    Also I want to know that of 20 is a good age to start a retinol?

  4. Hi Jennifer! i enjoyed your video video i would like to recommend kelly Driscoll channel she is around your age and does different skin care with tretinoin i am 22 and just and just started my journey and she helped me so much! Also pls wear suncreen spf 50++++ always!! thats biggest anti-aging product dont forget about the two finger rule and reapplying every 2 hours.

  5. I think it might be helpful to acknowledge you barley move your face while you talk or have an animated way about you when you talk with the exception of. Smile here and there. All the best!

  6. Hello Jennifer! What a head turner u are.. im much older than u and wish I had started retin a txs much earlier..but better late than never..ive been on the product abt 8 months and still struggling a bit with nasty side effects sometimes. Your advice and sharing of your personal experience has been invaluable!!! U seem so sweet. Like you're being so gorgeous hasnt gone to your head..
    Just one quick question..do u credit the castor oil for the amazing lashes and brows u have??

  7. I’m really curious….. it seems you don’t use any type of potent antioxidant products? Like a vitamin C serum or a general antioxidant serum? Is that because you don’t believe they have any significant benefits? Or just that retin A gives you the results you want alone?

  8. I think this is why her eyes are down turned giving her a sad appearance, if you compare her before and after thumbnail. Retin a drags the skin down on the outer corners of your eyelids. Be very careful around the eye area, the skin here is much more sensitive than the rest of the face.

  9. I am so glad that for the first time I see your video,I bought retinol and i started using it like a week and my face was terrible burning and exc,i need your help please,can you tell me how to use it i stop using it it hurts, thank you very much,,,rosie

  10. Your skin is beautiful—it gives me encouragement-I just started on tretinoin (6 weeks). Skin is breaking out, nose area is red. But I'm going slow & tiny amounts. Thank you for your video.

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