Retin A 0.025% Log
Posted 04 October 2011 - 03:18 PM
I have been using Retin A now since 4th Sept (1 month).
I wanted to share some of my experiences and also get some feedback!
So, I didnt really notice ANY change in my skin for about 2-3 weeks... This was whilst using it once before bed. No dryness. No IB. Nothing. I thought I could see my skin brightening and some of my scars starting to fade a little, but if im honest it might have just been my imagination.
AFTER 3 weeks my skin broke out really quite badly, and was very oily. I found when I woke up my skin was literally shining away... pretty grim!
The breakouts Ive had dont really come to a head... just a big red inflammation which then start flaking. SO. Now, I appear to be flaking quite a bit more - This is actually pretty satisfying, but also embarrassing when you realise you have a big white flakey bit of skin hanging off your face!
I currently have a number of shrinking red inflammations, one in particular in the apple of my cheek (a spot that has returned MANY times) I can literally feel throbbing... LOL, so wrong. (You can see the monster on my cheek in the pictures below)
I think my skin is looking better and worse... which I know doesnt really make sense, but I guess the texture is clearly improving and is less tired looking. However I am getting more inflammations which obviously look horrible and are virtually impossible to cover with make up, and show up under lighting anyway.
Posted 08 October 2011 - 05:08 AM
Im sure some of my red marks and scars are looking better. But my face looks in quite a mess as the new stuff is very red, swollen and dry which is near impossible to cover up with makeup.... Infact I think in some ways it looks worse.
Just really hoping at this stage that ppl are right and that after the IB clears it looks amazing... fingers crossed.
Ive added some more pictures but I think it just looks worse
Posted 08 October 2011 - 12:33 PM
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Posted 09 October 2011 - 05:06 AM
MayTheRoadBeShort thanks for the humidifier tip, Ill look into that - could certainly be helpful now winters coming and the heating will be on a lot.
Posted 09 October 2011 - 08:03 AM
Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:20 PM
i was on tretinoin a while back and it cleared my up after 5 months and i had persistant hormonal teen acne i'm going back on it but i'm using micro instead of the cream
Posted 10 October 2011 - 04:13 PM
It was looking horrifying today... Breakouts everywhere. But worst is the dry skin! I have been at uni all today and when I went to the ladies I checked in the mirror and I had soooo many flakes coming loose... Kinda didn't even look like acne anymore! Got home and gently brushed it off with a towel. I'm hoping this is the worst of it!
I think some of my shallow scarring has improved though, and my face has a more golden complexion (rather than the pinky colour it has been!)
Posted 10 October 2011 - 07:41 PM
that'll work, just have to give it time, and patience is key
Posted 13 October 2011 - 03:56 PM
Skin is still dry, lots of flaking... mostly just on the breakouts, some of them have been there so long flaking away im surprised theres any skin left!
Posted 15 October 2011 - 11:31 PM
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Edited by gems2889, 16 October 2011 - 06:41 PM.
Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:34 PM
Mine is a gel too... but it doesnt say micro on it.? Not sure what that means lol.
Skin looks more or less the same... Im breaking out in new places, just got 3 on my upper lip (which is pretty painful!). My mum said today that she didnt think my initial breakouts have been as bad as I'd made out they were going to be... which I was quite surprised to hear cos I thought it looked dreadful! But then again im certainly not out of the woods yet!
Posted 19 October 2011 - 02:44 PM
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 02:30 AM
I am seeing improvements to my skin where I haven't broken out... It looks brighter, more even. Hopefully in a few weeks!
Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:22 AM
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Posted 20 October 2011 - 05:02 PM
Anyway I should probably stop hijacking your log and start my own huh! haha
Edited by Paperboy Bike, 20 October 2011 - 07:33 PM.