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#1 Jacobi

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:42 PM

Hi, 

 

I'm beginning to use .025% Tretinoin cream. The instructions say to avoid the area around the mouth, but this is where I get many of my pimples (frequently on the border of my lips). Should I apply it there anyway? Have others done this? What is the reason for the instruction to keep it away from this area? 

 

Thanks for the help! 



#2 walnut

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Posted 08 May 2013 - 01:18 AM

just because its a very sensitive area, and will dry up and thin out alot quicker then other regions of your face, go ahead but less frequently.

 

Also i noticed you said cream, tretenoin creams ive heard are oil based rather than gel, alcohol based, which can clog up your pores.






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