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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.

Winter routine

Cetaphil in shower (leave on for a few minutes) 

Paula's Choice 8% AHA Gel

2 pumps CeraVe PM
CeraVe Cream on cheeks

MAC Studio Sculpt in NC42
*cover face with scarf outside

Garnier Micellar Water on a cotton pad for makeup

CeraVe Hydrating Bar + clarisonic

2 pumps CeraVe PM
CeraVe cream on cheeks
Cool compress + more cream:
Wait 30 minutes

Tazorac gel 0.1% pea size

 1.  DO NOT PICK/POP!!!!!!!!!

                              2. If broken out : little bit of ice (maybe), BP only ONCE (if skin is not dry. DO NOT USE MULTIPLE DAYS), ibuprofen every few hours for pain/inflammation. 

3. Use your HUMIDIFIER





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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.



Dermalogica intensive balance with 3 drops of pumpkin seed oil

Avene spf 50


bioderma gel cleanser

Dermalogica intense balance with e drops of pumpkin seed oil

Wait 30 mins

Tretinoin Retino 0.025
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

Krill oil
Fermented cod liver oil
Vitamin D 15000 a day

My log ( my successful story using tretinoin. This has been archived by this website)

Current status
Bad acne on chin area

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