Posted 30 May 2012 - 12:09 AM
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?
Posted 31 May 2012 - 11:30 PM
Olay Foaming Cleanser for Sensitive Skin
3 pumps CeraVe PM
Dan's BP (every other day) - pea size
Olay Age Defying Daily Lotion for Sensitive Skin, SPF15
True Match W4.5
Swipe with Neutrogena Rapid Clear Treatment Pad or Paula's Choice 2% BHA
Wait 10-30 minutes
Olay foaming cleanser for sensitive skin
w/ Clarisonic Mia Acne Brush head - 1 minute (every other day)
3 pumps CeraVe PM
Wait a few minutes
Tazorac -- pea size amount
Posted 05 June 2012 - 07:20 PM
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.
Elta MD UV Shield spf 45
Kiehl's gentle cleanser
Dr Bronner Baby mild castile liquid soap
Kiehl's Ultra moisturiser
Wait 30 mins
Tretinoin Retino 0.05
Have been using tretinoin cream 0.05% since 7/23/11
Tretinoin gel 0.1% on 2/6/2012 on my neck every once in a while only
Salmon oil diet supplement
Mild scars left but are fading.
Big pores on my nose and center of my face.
Virtually no dry skin.
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