Prescriptions that work .VS. Over the counter products
Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:23 AM
I have been on Differin & Duac for a little over a year. I've never gotten as many compliments on my skin as this year (after I started them). My skin has been really really clear until lately when my dermatologist put me on Differin lotion instead of gel. But it's still been good by most standards. The problem is, this really intensively educated esthetician said that Differin & Duac are aging. OmG. I know BP isn't great for your skin but a retinoid?! Ughhh. I thought they were supposed to be ANTI aging. So now I have a dilemma. Go off my prescriptions and most likely break out (at the beginning of my career as an esthetician- doesn't look good), or stay on them and prematurely age.
Does anyone know more about this? I'm struggling trying to make a choice!!
Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:01 AM
I found this- "Apply a retinoid only at night. A retinoid itself is sensitive to sunlight so applying it during the day can cause inflammation."
I only do apply Differin at night, so therefore it wouldn't be causing inflammation/aging right?
Posted 31 May 2011 - 01:54 AM
Well, are you getting sunburnt?
Even if you are, adapalene/Differin has anti-inflammatory properties, so I wouldn't worry about it.
Edited by biggs881, 31 May 2011 - 02:04 AM.
Posted 31 May 2011 - 08:29 AM
No I never (cross my fingers) get sunburned on my
face. Too busy slathering sunscreen on!
Posted 31 May 2011 - 07:17 PM
Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:02 PM
Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:03 PM
Take finacea internally??
* Went off meds for 4 days and my face blew up. No one ever do this. I'm dumb.
Posted 09 June 2011 - 02:08 PM
Edited by tim12, 09 June 2011 - 02:16 PM.