Have you been wondering if you can use Tazorac (one of my favorite anti-aging retinol) and Hyaluronic Acid together?
Great question. Let’s dive right in and figure this one out.
Can You Use Tazorac and Hyaluronic Acid Together?
Tazorac is a prescription medication used to treat acne.
It’s a retinoid, which means that it works by slowing down the growth of skin cells and reducing the amount of oil secreted by your sebaceous glands.
Tazorac is available in cream or gel form.
The drug can cause dryness, irritation, and redness, so you may want to use hyaluronic acid along with it to help keep your skin hydrated.
However, there isn’t any research to show whether applying hyaluronic acid together with Tazorac will help reduce these side effects or improve the drug’s effectiveness.
This is because there isn’t much evidence that topical vitamin A actually helps clear up acne.
If you are concerned about the side effects of Tazorac (such as redness), talk with your doctor before trying this combination therapy.
How Tazorac and Hyaluronic Acid Work For Acne
Tazorac (tazarotene) and hyaluronic acid are both commonly used in the treatment of acne, but they work in completely different ways.
Tazorac is a topical retinoid that works to decrease inflammation, unclog pores and prevent blemishes by preventing the growth of skin cells.
It also clears blackheads and whiteheads.
On the other hand, hyaluronic acid holds in moisture so that your skin does not dry out.
Benefits of Using Hyaluronic Acid with Tazarotene
To help reduce the redness and irritation that can sometimes come with using tazarotene, you may want to try supplementing your skincare routine with hyaluronic acid.
This powerhouse moisturizer will hydrate and moisturize skin, which can go a long way in helping you avoid the unwanted side effects of the retinoid.
Be sure to use it at night before bedtime so that your body has the chance to absorb all of its goodness overnight.
Side Effects of Using Hyaluronic Acid with Tazarotene
It is important to note that some patients may experience this kind of skin irritation when using tazarotene.
This can include redness, dryness, burning, and itching.
If you experience any of these symptoms it is suggested that you stop using tazarotene and see a dermatologist if the irritation persists.
Minimizing any side effects of hyaluronic acid and tazarotene
The bottom line is that it’s up to you and your dermatologist to decide if using both tazarotene and hyaluronic acid together is right for you.
To minimize any potential side effects, use hyaluronic acid at night before bedtime, when tazarotene may be irritating your skin anyway.
This way, the retinoid won’t have as much time to penetrate the skin—and vice versa.
In addition to this strategy, keep in mind that it’s important not to apply other moisturizers on top of a retinoid (including hyaluronic acid).
These products can affect how well each works by making them less effective or causing irritation.
The bottom line is that if you want to use these two products together, it’s best to stick with the advice from your dermatologist.
They are experts in this field and can help you determine whether or not it’s safe for you or not.
You may be able to achieve the same results by using other products, so talk with your doctor about your options before making any decisions!