I've been using differin for about ~four weeks and gradually decreasing the amount per week but last week there seems to be an almost sunburn-like scar on my face ? It started off flaky and itchy but when I got the majority of the flakes off (toothbrush brushing) the skin underneath was scar-like and definitely sensitive. It still itches and even if I don't use the differin the night before, and still I'd wake up with the flakiness on the area .
So should I still use differin on the area ? It doesn't burn when I dab it on but I do feel a pinch - along with any other product I put on the area . Will it go away / how can I fix it ?
Picture attached: the webcam photo sucks, but in the original you can kinda tell where the texture starts to change & it looks orange but it's more dark in real life . Not sure if sunburn is the right descriptor - but the affected skin is shinier and moves like scarred skin .
I don't really scar - so all those hyperpigmented 'scars' or marks or whatever are really embarrassing .
Edit: also have a prescription for doxy, but haven't used it yet . So not sure if I wanna use doxy in conjunction with the differin ?
Edited by pooped, 20 August 2013 - 01:33 PM.