My Skin After 13 Weeks Of 0,1% Differin
Posted 18 July 2012 - 06:04 AM
Posted 19 July 2012 - 03:22 PM
i don't know if you should quite or not since i haven't got much experience, but you should do what you feel is best for you and your skin, good luck !!
Posted 19 July 2012 - 08:29 PM
Do you have REALLY dry skin? The reason that I ask is because you're using a lot of products designed for someone with dry skin. The Cetaphil cleansing bar is for dry skin. You're using a moisturizer twice a day. The Differin CREAM is designed for people with dry skin. Acne is typically associated with oily skin. Now, I know that's not always the case, but you are using A LOT of moisturizing stuff. It can be too much of a good thing. Also, I think it's generally considered a bad idea to use moisturizer with SPF overnight. There's no need for the SPF while you're sleeping and it's just additional chemicals.
The other thing is that there is a much stronger version of Differin available, which is Differin .3% in the US and Differin XP in various other countries. It's three times the strength of Differin .1%. You may want to consider that, or talk with your dermatologist about it.
Posted 20 July 2012 - 05:39 AM
if you take a look around at cetaphil spf's reviews quite a few people say it broke them out, i know it claims to be non comedogenic but that's not regulated so anyone can write it on their products. I also think if your using a high spf sunscreen you need a good facial cleanser to remove it.
even differin gel alone won't work you need to put together a routine that you know doesn't brake u out, i know easier said then done. couple suggestions
SPF: obaji nu derm spf50 and menscience tio2
moisturizer: proactiv green tea.
Edited by Noregrets92, 21 July 2012 - 06:45 AM.
Posted 21 July 2012 - 06:16 PM
After going to a different dermatologist, I was prescribed with Adaphalene 0.1% and an oral antibiotic (cefadroxil) and my skin looks SO much better.
To get over my differin reaction I moisturized a TON with simple neutrogena sensitive skin moisturizer. And I let my face relax from harsh stuff!
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