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Opinions Wanted: Should I Get Off Retin A

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I'm new to this so, hiiiiii :) I'm 18 years old and have been on Retin A for a little over a year and a half, I use it every night before bed. For the most part my acne is gone but i still get some pimples here and there and i have ugly dark acne scars. cleanse my face with simple moisturuzing cleanser and moisturize with a mixture of pure coconut oil and aveeno positively radiant. My biggest problem is that i still have crazy dry flaky but still combination skin. That dry skin makes it almost impossible to apply foundation. So do you guys think I should get off it? Or only use it every other day? Or do you have any recommendations of foundations and moisturizers? Or am I just doing something wrong? I'm getting desperate. :((

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I'm new to this so, hiiiiii smile.png I'm 18 years old and have been on Retin A for a little over a year and a half, I use it every night before bed. For the most part my acne is gone but i still get some pimples here and there and i have ugly dark acne scars. cleanse my face with simple moisturuzing cleanser and moisturize with a mixture of pure coconut oil and aveeno positively radiant. My biggest problem is that i still have crazy dry flaky but still combination skin. That dry skin makes it almost impossible to apply foundation. So do you guys think I should get off it? Or only use it every other day? Or do you have any recommendations of foundations and moisturizers? Or am I just doing something wrong? I'm getting desperate. sad.png(

I remember being on retin-a I would never really wear foundation because my skin around the acne spot would constantly peel and it just wasn't nice to look at. Most probably you need a better moisturizer. You can always try to visit make-up counters to see what kind of foundation they suggest for that issue.

Even now on benzoyl peroxide, I get the occasional spot and I do make sure to not forget to moisturize so I don't get dryness or flakyness. I found that a few drops of jojoba oil with my moisturizer makes a lot of difference. Give that a shot.


Morning Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Evening Routine:
- CLEANSER: Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser/Acne.org Cleanser
- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%
- MOISTURIZER: Cetaphil Moilturizing LotionĀ + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

Medication:

  • Ortho Tri Cyclen Lo
  • Meftormin 500mg

Supplements:
  • Vitamin D - 2000 I.U/day
  • Zinc - 50mg/day


And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png

This is my Regimen journey. ---

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. ---

This is my two year update on The Regimen and the products I have used ---


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