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Posted 15 June 2013 - 12:42 AM

I looked on amazon and I can actually just buy Differin. :o


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Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract
Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Toner
100% Tea Tree Oil (applied with Q-tip)

Sufferer of acne scar pigmentation, makes my cheeks spotty and red, with really dark small circle spots and a vertical scar of three on my left cheek.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:17 AM

Oh really I wasn't aware of that, I thought it was only a prescription topical. Make sure it is what the say it is. Never know what your getting unless you are getting it from the pharmacy.

I just looked at it and it looks like the real deal. Pretty cool

I just looked at it and it looks like the real deal. Pretty cool
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:05 PM

Oh really I wasn't aware of that, I thought it was only a prescription topical. Make sure it is what the say it is. Never know what your getting unless you are getting it from the pharmacy.

I just looked at it and it looks like the real deal. Pretty cool

I just looked at it and it looks like the real deal. Pretty cool

http://www.amazon.co...ywords=differin

 

Should I order it? :o


Current Regimen:

 

Morning & Night: 

 

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract
Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Toner
100% Tea Tree Oil (applied with Q-tip)

Sufferer of acne scar pigmentation, makes my cheeks spotty and red, with really dark small circle spots and a vertical scar of three on my left cheek.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:56 PM

I think it is worth a try for sure. You acne is so mild and if you were to see a dermatologist I think they would start with Differin anyways. I don't think you need anything strong than differin either. So if you want to give it a shot I say go for it! 


Also keep in mind that I am not a doctor either I am just speaking out of experience.


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AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone
PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+
Been taking Sprio since 1/2013

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 03:53 PM

Try using benzoyl peroxide with clindamycin 1%. I find using these together better than benzoyl peroxide alone when my skin starts to flare up.



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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:29 PM

I think it is worth a try for sure. You acne is so mild and if you were to see a dermatologist I think they would start with Differin anyways. I don't think you need anything strong than differin either. So if you want to give it a shot I say go for it! 


Also keep in mind that I am not a doctor either I am just speaking out of experience.

How often should I use it? 


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Morning & Night: 

 

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract
Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Toner
100% Tea Tree Oil (applied with Q-tip)

Sufferer of acne scar pigmentation, makes my cheeks spotty and red, with really dark small circle spots and a vertical scar of three on my left cheek.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:37 PM

Nightly

You might need to start slower depending on how your skin reacts
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 04:57 PM

Nightly

You might need to start slower depending on how your skin reacts

Okay, so I'm gonna order that one, use it at night before bed and in the mornings wash with water. 


Current Regimen:

 

Morning & Night: 

 

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract
Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Toner
100% Tea Tree Oil (applied with Q-tip)

Sufferer of acne scar pigmentation, makes my cheeks spotty and red, with really dark small circle spots and a vertical scar of three on my left cheek.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:24 PM

Sounds like a plan! You should use a gentle cleanser though like CeraVe foaming facial wash or purpose face wash. No treatments in the face wash but just something to take the dirt and old off your face. Also use a sunscreen. When using a topical your skin become sensitive to the sun. So make sure u find a good facial SPF. CeraVe makes a moisturizer with 30 SPF that I like a lot called CeraVe AM others seem to really like neutrogenas SPF.
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AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone
PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 08:47 PM

Sounds like a plan! You should use a gentle cleanser though like CeraVe foaming facial wash or purpose face wash. No treatments in the face wash but just something to take the dirt and old off your face. Also use a sunscreen. When using a topical your skin become sensitive to the sun. So make sure u find a good facial SPF. CeraVe makes a moisturizer with 30 SPF that I like a lot called CeraVe AM others seem to really like neutrogenas SPF.

Well, I would use the differin lets say before bed. When I wake up I wash my face with water. Should that be enough or is a moisturizer needed?


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Morning & Night: 

 

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract
Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Toner
100% Tea Tree Oil (applied with Q-tip)

Sufferer of acne scar pigmentation, makes my cheeks spotty and red, with really dark small circle spots and a vertical scar of three on my left cheek.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 09:10 PM

It might dry you out a bit. Basically what is does is helps speed cell turn over rates so you pores can get clear, thus no acne. But in order for it to do that it exfoliates your skin so you might get dry and irritated which is where a moisturizer will be needed, if you get a moisturizer I'd get one with SPF 2 birds with 1 stone. If you have any red marks from previous acne you will need the sunscreen to prevent them from getting darker aswell. Are you aganist using a cleanser?
Regimen:
AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone
PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+
Been taking Sprio since 1/2013

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:18 PM

It might dry you out a bit. Basically what is does is helps speed cell turn over rates so you pores can get clear, thus no acne. But in order for it to do that it exfoliates your skin so you might get dry and irritated which is where a moisturizer will be needed, if you get a moisturizer I'd get one with SPF 2 birds with 1 stone. If you have any red marks from previous acne you will need the sunscreen to prevent them from getting darker aswell. Are you aganist using a cleanser?

I'm not against a cleanser, but I want to know how to see the best results the quickest. I live in Florida, so it's always sunny and hot, but besides for exercise and the odd walk, I'm not really out in the sun much unless I go to the beach, which isn't too often. I figure differin can be applied after wetting my face, then washing it off? Or do I put it on and leave it? I can deal with some drying, as long as the differin works quick to remove the acne.


Current Regimen:

 

Morning & Night: 

 

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract
Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Toner
100% Tea Tree Oil (applied with Q-tip)

Sufferer of acne scar pigmentation, makes my cheeks spotty and red, with really dark small circle spots and a vertical scar of three on my left cheek.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:25 PM

You would wash your face and make sure your face is completely dry and then apply the differin. It is a topical so you leave it on all day. Which I would recommend using at a night so wash your face let it dry completely and then apply the differin go to bed after it has completely dried and when you wake up in the morning wash your space again and go on with your day but only apply the differin at night once a day. I just really recommend using a gentle cleanser to make sure your face is clean. Water only isn't going to clean your face. You get sweat and oils and dirt on you face and you need something like a cleanser to remove that. You need a clean face so the topical can effectively get to your pores and can do its work.
Regimen:
AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone
PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+
Been taking Sprio since 1/2013

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 10:42 PM

You would wash your face and make sure your face is completely dry and then apply the differin. It is a topical so you leave it on all day. Which I would recommend using at a night so wash your face let it dry completely and then apply the differin go to bed after it has completely dried and when you wake up in the morning wash your space again and go on with your day but only apply the differin at night once a day. I just really recommend using a gentle cleanser to make sure your face is clean. Water only isn't going to clean your face. You get sweat and oils and dirt on you face and you need something like a cleanser to remove that. You need a clean face so the topical can effectively get to your pores and can do its work.

I have a cleanser called Cetaphil Oil Control Foam Wash :o


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Morning & Night: 

 

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract
Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Toner
100% Tea Tree Oil (applied with Q-tip)

Sufferer of acne scar pigmentation, makes my cheeks spotty and red, with really dark small circle spots and a vertical scar of three on my left cheek.


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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:12 PM

That should work. Have you used it before? I have used Cetaphil before and didn't like their moisturizers at all but I hear the cleanser is very similar to what I use the CeraVe foaming face wash
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PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+
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Posted 15 June 2013 - 11:18 PM

That should work. Have you used it before? I have used Cetaphil before and didn't like their moisturizers at all but I hear the cleanser is very similar to what I use the CeraVe foaming face wash

I've used it a few times, it's a surface clean feel. Not so much a full deep clean like most cleansers, but I guess since I'm putting on benzoyl at night, all I need is a gentle cleanser.


Current Regimen:

 

Morning & Night: 

 

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract
Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Toner
100% Tea Tree Oil (applied with Q-tip)

Sufferer of acne scar pigmentation, makes my cheeks spotty and red, with really dark small circle spots and a vertical scar of three on my left cheek.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 10:38 AM

Yea I'm not a big fan of Cetaphil the cleanser leaves me feeling oily and so does the moisturizer I look oily too and I don't have a oil issue so that really bothered me. I have two full bottles of the stuff in the cupboard that I'll never use. I use CeraVe products and the cleanser does give me a deep clean feel. Which is nice. The moisturizer is a dream. I love it.

I'm excited to see how the differin works for you. It's not going to be a overnight fix though keep that in mind. You need to have patience with it. But it will do the trick with correct and regular use. Keep me updated k? When are u supposed to get it?
Regimen:
AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone
PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+
Been taking Sprio since 1/2013

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 11:01 AM

Retin-a 0.025% is a great topical cream, especially for your situation where you only had a few pimples
. But you have to be careful with sun exposure, wear sunscreen. I don't think you'll need antibiotics. Use neutrogena cleanser, toner, and moisturizer daily, that should do it.

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 06:50 PM

Yea I'm not a big fan of Cetaphil the cleanser leaves me feeling oily and so does the moisturizer I look oily too and I don't have a oil issue so that really bothered me. I have two full bottles of the stuff in the cupboard that I'll never use. I use CeraVe products and the cleanser does give me a deep clean feel. Which is nice. The moisturizer is a dream. I love it.

I'm excited to see how the differin works for you. It's not going to be a overnight fix though keep that in mind. You need to have patience with it. But it will do the trick with correct and regular use. Keep me updated k? When are u supposed to get it?

It's supposed to come in wednesday :) I hope it works fast though. How long do you estimate?  :o


Current Regimen:

 

Morning & Night: 

 

Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser with Cotton Extract
Dickinson's Witch Hazel Pore Toner
100% Tea Tree Oil (applied with Q-tip)

Sufferer of acne scar pigmentation, makes my cheeks spotty and red, with really dark small circle spots and a vertical scar of three on my left cheek.


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Posted 16 June 2013 - 08:33 PM

Some people get results quick but for sure give it 3 months
Regimen:
AM: CeraVe foaming face wash, 100mg Spirolactone
PM: CeraVe foaming face wash, witch hazel, Acne.org AHA+
Been taking Sprio since 1/2013