I was finally able to find a derm who accepted my insurance, so I made an appointment. Last Thursday I saw the doc, and given my previous history, what's currently going on, etc. she has me on the following regimen:
- Cleocin-T pads (clyndamycin phosphate 1%) twice a day
- 4% Hq twice a day on spots only
- 0.05% Tretinoin nightly (I've been on this off and on for about 2 yrs)
- Benzoyl Peroxide 5% cleanser once a day
This upcoming Thursday I have my first chemical peel (they're not sure which version until I'm in their office for the Certified Laser Technician to see my skin, and blue light therapy. My cousin, who is an esthetician, says everything sounds okay to her.
The problem I'm having is that my face is now an itchy, dry, peeling, flaky mess! It's very sensitive in the areas where I'm flaking the most (along the nose & mouth). Nothing I use seems hydrating enough, and the face lotion with SPF I have been using causes a grey cast on my naturally tan skin.
What I really need is a very, very moisturizing/hydrating facial lotion. I have a different SPF I can use, but it's definitely not a hydrating one. I put in a call to my derm, but when she called me back and left a message, I could tell the message I left with the nurse was definitely NOT relayed correctly. Hopefully we connect on Monday so I can ask questions. In the mean time, any recommendations are truly appreciated. Thanks so much!!!
Edited by aerisley, 31 March 2013 - 10:09 AM.