I'm 30 yrs old (male) and I started getting consistent acne out of nowhere earlier this yr. I've had a few pimples here and there in the past, but they would come and go. Been breaking out really bad for the past couple months though. I started getting curious as to why this would happen all of a sudden as an adult so I went to a dermatologist. She ended up writing me a prescription for tretinoin .025% and clindamyacin phosphate lotion.
I only applied a pea size amount on every third night for a week. I wasn't expecting any kind of results cuz I know it takes awhile, but after the first night my skin has become VERY VERY oily. When I wake up I look like I'm sweating bullets cuz of the oil. An hour after I wash my face I'm shiny and oily as hell. This was very odd to me considering I went though 30 yrs of never having oily skin and I heard that it's supp to dry you out.
So I stopped using it after that week to see if the oily skin would go away and it's been a month and I STILL have super oily skin. I've read on some posts on here that some other ppl had the same reaction to retinoids, but I'm wondering if this is permanent? Will the oil production ever return to normal??? The oily skin has become just as much of a problem as the acne, which was the initial problem.
Also....my face is really blotchy red. Not like a solid red, but patches of normal color skin and patches of red. Even some parts look a little darker color too. This has also not changed or faded over the last month since stopping use of cream either.
Edited by dpak, 11 September 2013 - 08:48 PM.