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Is It A Good Idea To Use Retin-A And Benzoyl Peroxide As A Part Of My Regimen?

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#1 Pord

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 08:38 AM

Hey,

I was wondering if it would be alright to use benzoyl peroxide and Retin-A micro gel 0.1%. I was thinking about using Retin-A at night and I will use the bezoyl peroxide during the day, or I will use it on off days (just on the acne itself).

What do you guys think? Is this okay or is it too much for my skin?

Thanks.

Also would it be alright to use a salicylic acid (2.5%) scrub once a week in the morning?

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Posted 13 January 2012 - 06:20 PM

My derm let's me use retin a at night and a face wash in the morning with 4% benzoyl peroxide, but you should always ask your derm just to make sure. I;m not so certain about the salicylic acid, it might be too much on your skin. Again; talk to your derm about it.

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Posted 15 January 2012 - 11:25 AM

My derm let's me use retin a at night and a face wash in the morning with 4% benzoyl peroxide, but you should always ask your derm just to make sure. I;m not so certain about the salicylic acid, it might be too much on your skin. Again; talk to your derm about it.


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Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:15 AM

when i could afford a derm she had me do retin a at night and duac gel during the day.. duac gel has bp in it so i say you can apply it
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Posted 16 January 2012 - 09:49 AM

when i could afford a derm she had me do retin a at night and duac gel during the day.. duac gel has bp in it so i say you can apply it


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