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#1 jason delarosa

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 06:56 PM

Does Differin kill bacteria or no?



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Posted 29 April 2010 - 06:59 PM

Not that I'm aware of.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:04 PM

But isn't it unclogging the pores that have bacteria in them?

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:11 PM

It helps speed up cell turnover so old skin will shed faster. I suppose you could make the case that the improved skin shedding could be introducing more oxygen into the skin which bacteria can't survive in. But I'm not sure how well it really works to do that.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:16 PM

QUOTE (jason delarosa @ Apr 29 2010, 07:56 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does Differin kill bacteria or no?


No, it does not kill bacteria.
If you are suffering from continued side effects post-Accutane, read this:

http://www.acne.org/...So-t266765.html

also look for my posts toward the end of this thread:

http://www.acne.org/...d...&start=2700

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:19 PM

So is there anyways I can kill the bad bacteria without using anti biotic?

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:28 PM

QUOTE (jason delarosa @ Apr 29 2010, 08:19 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So is there anyways I can kill the bad bacteria without using anti biotic?


Benzoyl peroxide kills bacteria and it isn't considered an antibiotic.
If you are suffering from continued side effects post-Accutane, read this:

http://www.acne.org/...So-t266765.html

also look for my posts toward the end of this thread:

http://www.acne.org/...d...&start=2700

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:34 PM

I'm using Differin tho, I think BP and Differin would be 2 harsh for my skin.

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 09:50 PM

QUOTE (jason delarosa @ Apr 29 2010, 10:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm using Differin tho, I think BP and Differin would be 2 harsh for my skin.


honeslty, if your face is not too sensitive, it shouldnt be too harsh for your skin. I have a 10% BP cleanser by PCA that is very very gentle and has ingredients like jojoba oil in it. I love it! you can find some BP cleansers in the stores, but just be careful, if you have never used BP before, you might be sensitive to it at first, try it every other day at first. hope this helped!

My regimen:

Morning:
150mg tablet of Doryx
Cleanse with Purpose Cleanser
Apply Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel


Night:
Cleanse with PCA 5% benzol peroxide cleanser
wait 15 minutes
Apply Differin 0.3% gel


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Posted 30 April 2010 - 05:54 AM

Epiduo will kill bacteria. It's essentially Differin with Benzoyl Peroxide added.

You may also want to look into oral antibiotics as well.

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Posted 30 April 2010 - 11:51 AM

QUOTE (jason delarosa @ Apr 29 2010, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm using Differin tho, I think BP and Differin would be 2 harsh for my skin.


If you use a 2.5% Benzoyl peroxide cream it should be okay.
If you are suffering from continued side effects post-Accutane, read this:

http://www.acne.org/...So-t266765.html

also look for my posts toward the end of this thread:

http://www.acne.org/...d...&start=2700