Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:26 PM
Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:30 PM
No, azelaic acid isn't a retinoid. It works differently. It does help somewhat with clogged pores, but probably not as well as retinoids do. Its really good if you are prone to inflamed acne though, because it is also antibacterial and antiinflammatory (and also reduces redness). However, if you mostly have noninflamed acne, I would think that Tazorac would be the better option.
-Face Reality Sensitive Skin Cleansing Gel
-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
-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.
My lengthy log:
Posted 12 July 2010 - 06:31 PM
Edited by kyle 1, 12 July 2010 - 08:46 PM.
Being positive is pointless, I'm trying to live here. You can't trust anyone. The people you are close to can easily turn out to be the most shallow people you will ever meet. Just when you think you have everything figured out, you realize you had it all wrong. Live your life and don't depend on others. Do what you need to do to get by, keep watch on your own back, and you'll be fine. See what I'm saying? Maybe you don't, maybe you won't, maybe it's just me or maybe you're full of shit I don't know.
Posted 13 July 2010 - 08:50 AM
Here is a link I found which supports this
Morning: Wipe skin down with Salicylic acid containing face wipes
use Azelaic Acid on all acne prone skin
Evening: Bath: wash with PEARS soap then wash hair with Head & Shoulders (condition ends of hair once acne prone skin parts are out of bath)
use Azelaic acid on all acne prone skin
(Last adapted Autumn 2014)
My skin is now "normal" clear!! Thankyou to everyone for all your support!!
my finacea log including my September 2011 summary video (link is for the start of it, copy and paste as the link won't work directly):
Doing Yoga/practicing mindfulness, this has really helped me alot! Trying to eat better for my immune system
i.e. more veg and fruit plus trying to eat low GI, drink lots of water and get enough sleep.....
Wash your sheets and towels twice a week!!
Posted 13 July 2010 - 02:23 PM
Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:36 PM
Posted 21 July 2010 - 12:33 PM
Not sure if I should continue using it while I'm using Tazorac. Both peel your skin so that might be too much for my face. It says that Finacea also bleaches the face and not sure if I want that.
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