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Question About Using Lemon Juice For Red Marks While On Tretinoin

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I've been using tretinoin at night for just over 2 months, along with clindamycin and BP. I have lots of red marks from the initial breakout. I know that they'll fade with time, but I want to try using lemon juice to help lighten them/even out my skin tone.

The question is, is it okay to apply it AFTER I apply the tretinoin and moisturizer at night? Should I do it before and then wash it off? I'm just unsure about WHEN I should use the lemon juice in relation to all the other stuff I'm using...


Daily Regimen:

Morning

Sodium Sulfacetamide and Sulfur face wash

Clindamycin Phosphate pledgets

Ponds SPF 15 lotion

Cefadroxil 500mg

Night

Sodium Sulfacetamide and Sulfur face wash

Tretinoin cream 0.1%

Cerave lotion

Cefadroxil 500mg

Multivitamin, 8-10 glasses of water daily, minimal dairy, minimal processed sugars

previously used: tretinoin 0.05% for 10 weeks, doxycyline 150mg for 2 months


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The last thing you should put on your face before you go to sleep is your moisturizer that's for anyone. And you shouldnt even put that on until everything else has dryed/absorbed into your skin. I never tried lemon juice but my guess would be wash your face with your cleanser First (so your pores are clean and open) then use the lemon juice & Then finish with whatever else you use.

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I've been using tretinoin at night for just over 2 months, along with clindamycin and BP. I have lots of red marks from the initial breakout. I know that they'll fade with time, but I want to try using lemon juice to help lighten them/even out my skin tone.

The question is, is it okay to apply it AFTER I apply the tretinoin and moisturizer at night? Should I do it before and then wash it off? I'm just unsure about WHEN I should use the lemon juice in relation to all the other stuff I'm using...

I find tretinoin helps a lot with the fading red marks.

I also know products with Hydroquinone and Glycolic acid help in that department too. Maybe you can ask your derm about that. I have never tried lemon juice. but I believe it should go on before the moisturizer. It makes more sense to me that you moisturize after treating the problem area.


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

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I would say that red marks from acne are fading slowly but the thing is they do fade as you said.

The fastest way to get rid of them is doing a couple of sessions of V-Beam or IPL.

Another way to make them go fast is chiemical peels , usualy AHA peels.

If those options not avabile I would do the following think:

Morring/Night use a gentle cleanser .

Morning exfoliate using AHA(5-8%) or BHA (1-2%), or at least get a toner with glycolic acid.

Night use tretinoin.

Morrning/Night use moistruzier.

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I use to use lemon juice before I started the regimen ..washed my face with warm water then apply lemon juice with a cotton ball. It did help tremendously with my acne scars/marks. It really does work wonders but u need to be very careful as it does irritate ur skin. For the most part. .it did help my skin.

Oh I never used a moisturizer after ..


Before the regimen -

AM

- CLEANSER: Acne.org

- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 1/2 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%

- MOISTURIZER: Acne.org moisturizer + Olay complete with SPF 15 + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

PM

- CLEANSER: Acne.org

- BENZOYL PEROXIDE : 1 1/2 pump of The Acne.org 2.5%

- MOISTURIZER: Acne.org moisturizer + Acne.org AHA + 5-6 drops of Acne.org Jojoba Oil

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