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Is There Something Wrong With My Regimen?

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#1 qualityphire


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Posted 11 August 2013 - 10:24 PM



I've been on the following regimen for about 3.5 months now and have not seen the results I was expecting by now:



Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser

Aczone (dapsone) gel on acne spots

Minocycline oral pill

Garnier SPF 15 moisturizer 



Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser

Retin-A .05%

Minocycline oral pill



Should I give this more time or switch it up?


Also, is the SPF 15 in my moisturizer (that is supposed to last all day until washed off) enough to protect my skin since I'm on Retin-A?



My scars have not faded, maybe even have gotten worse. Every pimple leaves a red mark that simply does not go away. My initial breakout from the Retin-A caused many zits and therefore, many red marks that are still here.


I do spend a lot of time in the sun at my job, 3-4 hours a day. Is my lack of results due to not having enough protection from the sun?


Are there any products that I should add/subtract from my regimen?





Thanks guys

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Posted 12 August 2013 - 03:30 PM

My instinct is to instantly blame the moisturiser, since I've only ever found one that works for me. Try switching that out and seeing if it helps. You might need a bit of a higher SPF too - maybe try a natural SPF as a separate step from the moisturizer, so you have more control over the ingredients in both of them and you can find the best combination.

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