Posted 08 August 2013 - 03:11 AM
I've been using Differin for about six weeks. I think it does exfoliate inside the pore and removes dead skin, but you might need a little help to loosen the dead skin cells. I read somewhere that although it removes the dead skin, you may need a little manual exfoliation to remove them from the top layer of your skin. I wouldn't use bha or aha, I think they do a similar thing to differin and shouldn't be used along with it if you have sensitive skin. I found that using a gentle exfoliating scrub works well, only a couple of times a week and when you wash you're face normally you will be removing some of the dead skin cells too. I just gently use the scrub with really light circular motions....seemed to work well. Although the last coupld of weeks I've used it less but I don't know if that's because the differin has removed a lot of the build up of dead cells, so now I have a lot less to get rid off, I'd still use a gentle scub if I did feel a build up, but go easy. Maybe use it in the morning or one night that you won't be apply differin and applying it after exfoliating might irritate your skin.
Hope this helps a bit. I'm not an expert but always willing to help out . Glad it's working out for you!
Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin ( removing with some warm water and a tissue) or Priori Gentle AHA Cleanser (every few days)
Moisturise: Aveene light moisturising lotion (oil free) spf 20
Topicals: Vitage protect and perfect serum, after I moisturise now that it's coming into fall and winter
Cleanse: Boots No 7 Cream Cleanser for Normal/Dry Skin (remove with some warm water and a tissue or a damp warm wash cloth for days when I'm wearing a lot of make up) or Priori AHA Gentle Cleanser. Sometimes I will double cleanse with my cream cleanse then aha milk cleanser maybe twice a week
Moisturise: E45 cream or liz earl gentle moisturiser
Topicals: Differn 0.1% before or after moisturiser
Bliss aha mask once a week/every two weeks
Oral medication: Dianette BCP now Cilest
Supplements: Altrient B multi B vitamin lipo soluble gel formula, mix one a day with water
Current make up: Charlotte Tilbury light wonder foundation in fair 3, NARS creamy concealer, Dollish CC cream for days when I don't want to wear foundation and Jane Iredale mineral powder to finish. For some colour I use tea to tan By Terry, it's water base tint to give me some colour and various cream and powder blushes (love my blushes) currently loving Charlotte Tilbury beach sticks, lovely cream blush and bronze highlighters.
Tools: Sigma F80 Kabuki for foundation or Real Techniques beauty blender and pretty much every other real techniques for the rest of my make up