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#1 Flaxen

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 07:35 AM

I've just started using Retin-A 0.01% gel and I can't work out if I'm supposed to use a moisturiser with it or not? The first time I used it I did just because I assumed that was a good idea but it balled up and stung. So I looked it up online and some sources seemed to say don't use a moisturiser but others say do... I stopped using one but my skin is dry and I don't think my lighter daytime moisturiser is enough... So I thought I'd follow some recommendations I'd read to apply moisturiser 30min-1hour after Retin-A. It still stung, which I can put up with, I just want to know if I am doing something wrong... What do you guys do? (I was going to use La Roche Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche as my night time moisturiser)

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Morning

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash

Simple Kind to Skin Protecting Moisture Cream SPF 30

Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Ivory; Boots No. 7 Pressed Powder in Translucent

Evening

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash

Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion or Differin 0.1% Adapalene (for anti-ageing benefits/red mark treatment not needed for acne prevention)

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 09:35 AM

I cleanse, apply serum and moisturiser, then wait for 30-60 mins. Then I apply my tretinion cream. Then I apply clindagel as a spot treatment. That's how I do it, but other people may have different methods that work better for them. Do what feels right for your skin - all the best!
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1.Cleanse
2. C essence serum
3. Recovery complex moisturiser
4. Clindagel


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2. C essence serum
3. Recovery complex moisturiser
4. Rozex cream on Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri / Retacnyl on Wed, Sat Sun
5. Clindagel

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:28 PM

Thanks, I decided to use my moisturiser before the retin-a too. I found conflicting articles written by dermatologists one saying use it before and one after but I tried using it before and it seemed to work better and it made sense to me to leave aplication of the tretinoin til last thing before lights out. Thanks again!

Post Roaccutane Regimen:          

Morning

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash

Simple Kind to Skin Protecting Moisture Cream SPF 30

Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30

Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation in Ivory; Boots No. 7 Pressed Powder in Translucent

Evening

Simple Refreshing Facial Wash

Alpha Hydrox Enhanced Lotion or Differin 0.1% Adapalene (for anti-ageing benefits/red mark treatment not needed for acne prevention)

Simple Kind to Skin Replenising Rich Moisturiser

Vaseline

100% acne free and left only with the faintest few red marks and shallow scarring.



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