@talentryto- There are several things you can do to keep skin irritation from retinol cream to a minimum. First of all, start using these types of creams slowly. If you use just a dab of retinol cream on your face 2 or 3 times a week at first, you will have fewer side effects as your skin adjusts.
Next, make sure you wear a sunscreen, because exposure to sunlight will make retinols react more powerfully on the skin. It also helps to apply retinol creams at night and avoid using them during daylight hours.
Finally, if you notice that your skin continues to get irritated from using retinols, you should talk to your doctor or dermatologist about using cortisone cream until your skin adjusts. It will soothe the irritation and ease the itching sensation caused by the retinol cream. This will allow you to continue using this beneficial skin treatment to get all of the benefits it will provide over time.