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How Should I Start Out With Retin-A?

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#1 princessdaphne

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 04:50 PM

I recently got prescribed 0.025% Retin-A cream along with 1% Clindamycin foam for mornings. I used the Retin-A once so far- 2 nights ago- and the Clindamycin both this morning and last morning. My derm said to use the Retin-A once a day (at night), and if it was too drying to switch to every other day. My mom and these boards have told me to start with every other day or even less frequently than that. What should I do? Should I just start using it every day and see how it goes, or should I take it slow?

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:18 PM

That Retin-A was so mild and didn't dry me out at all, but everyone's skin is different. I went ahead and did it every day, and I was fine. If your skin is sensitive, though, I might try it every other day first.
Regimen...

AM
-cleanse with 365 Gentle Skin Cleanser
-apply Duac
-moisturize with 365 Moisturizing Lotion
-apply Neutrogena Baby Face Ultra Gentle Sunblock SPF 50

PM
-cleanse with 365 Gentle Skin Cleanser
-moisturize with 365 Moisturizing Lotion
-wait 30 minutes
-apply 0.05 Tazorac

My Regimen Log...
http://www.acne.org/...ac-tazorac-005/

Skin Status...
-95% clear after 14 weeks on 0.025 Tretinoin
-broken out again after about 6 months of Tretinoin
-new regimen starting 5/17/12

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:45 PM

I started the .025 every day and it didn't irritate my skin,used that for two years, until i got up to the one percent dose, it actually burned an area of skin near my mouth.....after the forth day. Listen to your dermatologist and just see how your skin reacts. .025 is the lowest concentration.

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 05:55 PM

Thanks guys, I did skip last night but from now on I'll use it every day :)

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Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:36 PM

Retin-A is not bad..I am on my week 9..just be ready because you will break out more in the first few weeks but eventually will subside but still it will continue uprooting all the bad stuff inside....so expect 1 or 1 zits coming out ocassionally...




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