Hello, I've been using prescribed medicine for my acne for over a year now (Differin 0.3, Sulfameth/Trimethoprim, and Benzaclin) I use Differin and the sulfameth every day, but I cannot use the benzaclin everyday as it irritates my skin too much and causes more redness. I use it only on new pimples that break out. I do not break out very often, but I do have marks, scars and redness all over. This is the part that bothers me very, very much. I do not think my skin has always been like this. The reason may be that this summer, for three-four months I was outside for many hours a day without sunscreen I noticed my face starting to get very red, sunburned. It didn't go away and it still hasn't. What do I do? I don't know if this is from sun damage or just the acne or maybe a combination. Should I tell my Derm?
Posted 08 April 2013 - 06:18 PM
i been using 70spf sunscreen because i used retin a for the last couple months with great improvement ...anyway i went back to work last week i run heavy equip and i get ALOT of sun ...my face has gotten red and peeled like crazy since i've gone back to work ...i been applying sunscreen 2 or 3 times a day but i can't completly block it ....skin is reddish and puffy but looks good honestly other then irritation
Posted 08 April 2013 - 07:10 PM
Yes, same here, it looks pretty good, which I am thankful for. However, it is pretty red. Does the sunscreen you apply reduce redness? I will be working outside every day this summer for long periods of time, I'm thinking of wearing a hat as well as sun screen...
Posted 09 April 2013 - 03:15 AM
wear high spf suncreen.make sure it's got zinc oxide(not titanium)
and mine has both chemical and physical barrier.
my derma suggested me 'melagard 50+'.
make sure it's not comedogenc,sticky/greasy or harsh/drying.
since we have acne-prone skin.
also,please stay out of sun as much as u can.atleast for long periods.
wearing hat or protective clothes help..but hat makes ppl sweat so be careful abt ur forehead being dirty etc.
and always if any doubt consult derma,since u have a choice.
be as frank to her/him as u can.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:05 PM
i'm really screwed i'm in the enclosed cab by glass all day ...i apply sunscreen all i can
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