Hi there. Im pretty new here and decided to join this site because I'm feeling very discouraged about my acne treatment. I started off using .05% retin a cream for about 2 months, and it started to clear me up, until I was about to get my period, where I broke out along ny jawline abd cheeks .so after that hapoened, I decided to start taking ortho tri cyclen lo. Im pretty sure my acne is hormonal a I only break out along my cheeks and jawline. ..I'm not going through a doctor or dermatologist as I cannot afford it..ive been on otho tri cyclen lo for about a month now...the first week, my skin started to clear up..however, the second week I started getting little zits all over my face..and they keep coming. What am I doing wrong?..my regimen has been the same for about three months now.
Am: cetaphil normal skin cleanser, neutrogena oil free spf 35 moisturizer and then my lancome mineral powder.
Pm: cetaphil cleanser, wait 20 minutes, then apply the retin a..
I apply the retin a every other night, as it is too harsh for me to apply everyday.
Has anyone had success with either the retin a .05% cream, the ortho tri cyclen lo pill or both? Please help!:/ Sorry for the typos, I'm using my cell to post.
Edited by Nikkimaxim, 23 January 2013 - 03:28 PM.