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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)

Post (Ro)accutane Regimen:          

 

Morning

Cleanse: Olay Essentials Refreshing Face Wash

Exfoliate: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Treat red marks: Superfacialist Vitamin C Glow Boost Serum

Moisturise: Simple Kind to Skin Protecting Moisture Cream SPF 30

Lips: Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30

Makeup base: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer, Yves Saint Laurent Teint Touche Eclat - BR10, Clinique Blended Face Powder - Invisible

 

Evening

Cleanse: Olay Essentials Refreshing Face Wash, Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Shower Gel

Exfoliate: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant

Treat red marks: Differin (0.1% Adapalene)

Moisturise: Simple Kind to Skin Replenising Rich Moisturiser

Lips: Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm

 

100% acne free and stubborn red marks disappearing!


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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!
AM
1.Cleanse
2. C essence serum
3. Recovery complex moisturiser
4. Clindagel


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

#3 Flaxen

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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 (Ro)accutane Regimen:          

 

Morning

Cleanse: Olay Essentials Refreshing Face Wash

Exfoliate: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant

Treat red marks: Superfacialist Vitamin C Glow Boost Serum

Moisturise: Simple Kind to Skin Protecting Moisture Cream SPF 30

Lips: Nivea Lip Care Sun Protect SPF 30

Makeup base: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer, Yves Saint Laurent Teint Touche Eclat - BR10, Clinique Blended Face Powder - Invisible

 

Evening

Cleanse: Olay Essentials Refreshing Face Wash, Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Shower Gel

Exfoliate: Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 8% AHA Gel Exfoliant

Treat red marks: Differin (0.1% Adapalene)

Moisturise: Simple Kind to Skin Replenising Rich Moisturiser

Lips: Aquaphor Soothing Skin Balm

 

100% acne free and stubborn red marks disappearing!



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