Attention Spring Breakers!

Spring Break Travelers Take Note!

STOP the use of your retin A, retinol and hydroquinone about 5 days before departure if your destination is to a sunny location! These creams make your skin more sensitive to the sun and let’s face it, those of us that live in Ohio have not been exposed to repeated days of direct sun for months now!

The specific products that you need to be aware of include the following:

  • Tretinoin is a Retin A.
  • Differen or Tazorac, these are retinoids.
  • Epiquin is hydroquinone in the Skin Medica system.
  • Obagi #3, #5 and #6 are hydroquinone in the Obagi system. Note that there is a #6 in the Obagi system that is a pure sunscreen. If you are unsure which Obagi #6 you have please check for hydroquinone as its active ingredient.

You should resume these products when you return from vacation. If you have any questions please feel free to call the Timeless Skin Solutions staff at 614-799-5100.

While out in the sun, remember to seek shade, wear a hat and keep your sunscreen applied! Don’t forget to pack your Clarisonic brush and Opal – you will miss them more than your dog!

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