I have been using my topical creams Finacea Gel and Ziana Gel for about a week now. I have been applying Finacea Gel after washing my face in the morning. I have been applying Ziana Gel after removing my makeup and washing my face at night. I apply moisturizer to my face after the the gel's have absorbed into my skin for a few minutes. My skin looks worse than before I started using these topical treatments...I hope that this is just my skin purging. I understand that retanoids take a few months to work and cause purging when you begin using them--hopefully this is what is happening. Below are pictures of my face after a shower and before applying anything to my skin.
I have broke out bascially all over my skin--especially my chin, jawline, forehead, and cheeks. My blackheads or hyperpigmentation has not changed since I started using these topical treatments.