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#1 jtoribio

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Posted 26 March 2013 - 07:14 PM

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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Posted 26 March 2013 - 08:32 PM

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 + Neutrogena Moisture with SPF 15 + 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 Cream + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil
 
Extras:
- Concealer: MAC Studio Finish Concealer in C25 (for redness)
- Pressed Powder: MAC Select Sheer in NC20 (for mattefying)
- Foundation: Revlon Colorstay for Oily/Combination Skin in Buff (for even skin tone)
- Scrub: St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish and Blackhead Control (twice a week in the AM)
- Medication: Diane 35
                     Meftormin 500mg (for PCOS)
- Supplements: Vitamin D3 (1000UI/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
                         Zinc (50mg/day) --- Started 5/16/2013
 
And this is all done as gently as possible. smile.png
 
This is my Regimen journey. --- http://www.acne.org/...gimenwith-pics/

 

Ordering Acne.org Products from the Philippines. --- http://www.acne.org/...he-philippines/





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