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Tazorac And Jojoba Oil?

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Hi all--

I've been using tazorac for about 3 weeks. I was using Clenia facewash as well but it is too drying. I wanted to see if jojoba oil would moisturize my skin and also help with my acne so I started using it about 4 days ago. I think my acne is starting to calm down (who knows from what). I've been using the jojoba in the morning with my moisturizer SPF and also at night before my tazorac. I read that putting on moisturizer before tazorac is good to do (from the tazorac website), but I don't know if that applies to jojoba since it's oil. Should I put it on before or after? Or should I only use it in the morning?

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I would just find a good moisturizer. Have you tried CeraVe? There are other good ones out there too. Neutrogena, Olay, complex 15. I think the oil would prevent the absorption of the medication. I really like CeraVe cleanser and moisturizer.


Summer Routine
AM

CeraVe Hydrating Bar

Paula's Choice 8% AHA Gel

Olay Regenerist Fragrance Free Serum 

(began using all over face June 10th. Seems to better control acne and fade hyperpigmentation)

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion everywhere but forehead

Vaseline everywhere but forehead  (can't emphasize enough)

BP 2.5% (some days)


infallible total cover 308

PM

Simple Micellar 

CeraVe Hydrating Bar 

Paula's Choice 8% AHA
Note: Just BHA seems to to work better at fading hyper pigmentation than both together so consider just BHA in the pm??? Experiment start- 5/26
noted more breakouts with this method so discontinued June 8th. Not sure whether to work it back in combined with AHA

Okay Regenerist Fragrance Free Serum
(began using all over face June 10th. Seems to better control acne and fade hyperpigmentation)

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion everywhere but forehead 

Vaseline 

 

 *For winter routine - make sure you're using a humidifier and add vaseline at night if your skin starts breaking out. 

 


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I personally break out from jojoba oil REALLY BAD.

From my personal experience, feeling too drying from using tretinoin (in your case Tazorac) is caused by too harsh facewash, using too much of tazorac (pea size is VERY ENOUGH), not waiting long enough after washing (should be 15-30 mins) or using too frequently.

As for 'using too frequently', you only start to use tazorac for 3 weeks, so feeling a little dry should be normal. But if the drying is bad and unconfortable, then IT IS NOT NORMAL. I suggest you give your skin a break of a day or two because the drying effect is actually very damage the skin and not helping acne,

Regarding to products recommendations, I recommend you to use a non forming rinsing facewash (personally I use Cetaphil gentle cleanser). Also I like how olay (the most accessible) feeling and moisturizing my skin but I cannot withstand the smell.



Have been using tretinoin cream 0.05% since 7/23/11 
Have been using tretinoin cream 0.025% since 2/12/16

I love safflower oil!

My log
http://www.acne.org/messageboard/index.php/topic/303198-tretinoin-005-log/ ( my successful story using tretinoin. This has been archived by this website)

My blog



Current status
dead skin on surface. no acne. post-inflammation marks.


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