A.M. Step 2: Treat Once your skin is properly cleansed, apply any prescriptions or OTC treatments for acne or wrinkles (or both! Thanks, retinoids) right next to your skin. Kraffert says that you want molecules in prescription skin care to be well absorbed, so they can get deep into your skin. And don't worry about applying wrinkle-fighting retinol during the day. Retinoids are photosensitive (meaning they break down in light), but as long as you wear a sunscreen, Kraffert says your skin -- and the product -- should be protected. (Stay tuned for when to apply your sun protection.)
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