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I've been on Finacea gel for a little over a month now. For the first month, it made me break out really bad. I swear that a years worth of acne was drawn out of my skin. I got acne in places I've never had problems.

Currently, things are starting to subside. I'm still getting a few whiteheads here and there, but now I have a bunch of red marks (which the finacea seems to be clearing at a pretty rapid pace).

Am I the only one to experience an IB on Finacea? How long does it take for this stuff to kick in?


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I didn't get an IB on azelaic acid. Things got better at the start, but I cannot be sure if it was azelaic acid kicking in or not. I've been using it for 2 months now and I am pretty sure that it is helping to keep the left side of my face totally clear. Things aren't that good for the right side, but it's still better than before.

I'd say you should stick with it for another 2 months before conluding whether it is effective or not.

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I didn't get an IB on azelaic acid. Things got better at the start, but I cannot be sure if it was azelaic acid kicking in or not. I've been using it for 2 months now and I am pretty sure that it is helping to keep the left side of my face totally clear. Things aren't that good for the right side, but it's still better than before.

I'd say you should stick with it for another 2 months before conluding whether it is effective or not.


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Slabs of penetrating lies bind me up in this state

But I will no longer succumb to a cold darkened fate

Joy found in hands who saw me worthy to create

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Now I know why what He gives I should take

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I never got an IB with it (like I did with retinoids!). I have been using it for about 6 months now and have gotten really good results with it. Fades marks really well too.


A.M.

-Face Reality Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel

-Finacea

-MD Formulations AOX Hydrating Gel and/or MD Formulations AOX Lotion (on drier areas)

-Mix a few drops of Niacinamide Gel with Face Reality's SPF 30 for Acne Prone Skin

P.M.

-Face Reality Silica scrub

-Derm A Gel 2 out of 3 nights, PTR Unwrinkle Peel Pads every 3rd night

-Mix Face Reality Hydrating Emulsion with Metazine Niacinamide Gel

-Face Reality's 2.8% BPO (chin only).

*Spot treat any inflamed lesions with Aczone

*Spot treat clogged pores with 8% mandelic

*Diet: Vitamin C and zinc supplements, avoid dairy, avoid iodine, mimimize sugar and salt, avoid peanuts

I also get facials at Face Reality Acne and Skin Care Clinic every 4-6 wks.

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I never got an IB with it (like I did with retinoids!). I have been using it for about 6 months now and have gotten really good results with it. Fades marks really well too.

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Happiness doesn’t have a set weight

Don’t push it away with problems you create

If I just, if I just, then all will be great

It’s how I always feel, can anyone relate?

I’m sick of being stuck in a self--made crate,

Slabs of penetrating lies bind me up in this state

But I will no longer succumb to a cold darkened fate

Joy found in hands who saw me worthy to create

I finally don’t have to be selfish and fake

A heart full of pride He can carefully break

Now I know why what He gives I should take

There’s something greater than myself at stake.


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I don't think it works exactly like a retinoid, but in some ways it does. From the top of my head, I can only remember they are similar because they cause skin cells to be less sticky thus preventing a clog from forming. It shouldn't cause an IB because it doesn't increase cell turnover. Also, finacea is antibacterial while retinoids certainly aren't.

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I don't think it works exactly like a retinoid, but in some ways it does. From the top of my head, I can only remember they are similar because they cause skin cells to be less sticky thus preventing a clog from forming. It shouldn't cause an IB because it doesn't increase cell turnover. Also, finacea is antibacterial while retinoids certainly aren't.

Pride (Please rip it away)

Happiness doesn’t have a set weight

Don’t push it away with problems you create

If I just, if I just, then all will be great

It’s how I always feel, can anyone relate?

I’m sick of being stuck in a self--made crate,

Slabs of penetrating lies bind me up in this state

But I will no longer succumb to a cold darkened fate

Joy found in hands who saw me worthy to create

I finally don’t have to be selfish and fake

A heart full of pride He can carefully break

Now I know why what He gives I should take

There’s something greater than myself at stake.


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Nope. Not allergic to ANYTHING (according to the allergist). She didn't even test me for any sort of food allergy. She said food allergies affect more than just your sinuses and face, that I would have a full body reaction and physically get sick if I had any sort of food allergy.

My derm prescribed me accutane. I get it in 30 days (stupid pregnancy tests). I can't wait. I'm so sick of this.


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If I just, if I just, then all will be great

It’s how I always feel, can anyone relate?

I’m sick of being stuck in a self--made crate,

Slabs of penetrating lies bind me up in this state

But I will no longer succumb to a cold darkened fate

Joy found in hands who saw me worthy to create

I finally don’t have to be selfish and fake

A heart full of pride He can carefully break

Now I know why what He gives I should take

There’s something greater than myself at stake.


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Has anybody used finacea and glycolic acid. I'm asking this in hopes that you can compare the two, is finacea less irritating, more, how are they similar how are they different?

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I went off Birth Control and my skin has been going crazy. After trying so many OTC suggestions on this site, I finally went to see a dermatologist.

She suggested the following regimen:

AM

purpose gentle cleanser

a glycolic toner

cerave lotion

PM

Purpose gentle cleanser

finacea 15%

Do you wear finacea all over face, or just spot treat existing acne? After reading the positive reviews on here, I'm really hoping it works for me!!

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I use Finacea all over and its working well for me. I experienced a few weeks of difficulties but if you just persist, I think you'll like it...


finacea log

vegan.

avoiding gluten, tomatoes, caffeine, sodium, citrus fruits, apples and soya.


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i use finacea all over as well. i really love it and it is amazing at fading spots and making skin tone more even. i did have some small whiteheads pop up but no major break outs from it.


My Favs:

Acne Treatment- sulfur products (joesoef 10% sulfur soap)

Hyperpigmentation Treatment- Licorice ( mario badescu whitening mask)

Texture/Shallow Scarring Treatment- topical vitamin E (mario badescu vitamin e cream)

Gentle cleanser- boscia purifying cleansing gel

Moisturizer- cerave lotion

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ya I'm definitely noticing it's making my skin look great, esp in the areas I don't have acne (forehead, cheeks) but my chin area where my breakouts are centered is still bumpy/inflamed :( I don't know if Finacea is making it any better- day 6.

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ya I'm definitely noticing it's making my skin look great, esp in the areas I don't have acne (forehead, cheeks) but my chin area where my breakouts are centered is still bumpy/inflamed :( I don't know if Finacea is making it any better- day 6.

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i started on finacea about a month ago. when i started, I had an IB but since then no acne. finacea has helped a little with the redness/irritation left behind when I was using retin-a. the only problem is the IB left behind some pigmented spots! will finacea help fade these spots over time?

on another note, what can you safely combine finacea with? i'm seeing the derm in two weeks and was wondering if you can use finacea with retin-a, obaji nu derm clear, etc. any success stories with these combinations?

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