How to Use Retin-A Around the Eyes

By Monica Patrick

Retin-A is a type of Vitamin A that dermatologists recommend for acne treatments. In the past few years, companies that produce age-fighting products have added Retin-A to their eye creams. Even younger women are erasing wrinkles around their eyes with this potent topical cream. Whether using a cream or lotion, you can get smoother skin and diminish the appearance of tiny surface lines. Use Retin-A products as prescribed to avoid burning or damaging your eyes.

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Step 1

Wash your face with your usual facial cleanser. Rinse the cleanser and pat the skin dry. Wait 20 minutes before applying the Retin-A product to your eye area.

Step 2

Squirt a small amount; pea-size is good, to the tip of your clean forefinger.

Step 3

Dab the Retin-A gel, cream or lotion around the outside of the eye area. Do not apply Retin-A products to your eyelids.

Step 4

Rub the product into the skin for a few seconds until it is absorbed.

Step 5

Wash your hands to avoid getting the cream inside your eyes inadvertently later.