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benzoyl peroxide aha+ retin-a acne scars redness

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#1 JNeZ

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:11 PM

This is my current regimen:

 

AM:

Exact Gentle Facial Cleanser

Oxy 1% Salicylic Wash

Oxy 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Wash

Cetaphil Moisturizer

 

PM:
Exact Gentle Facial Cleanser

Oxy 1% Salicylic Wash

Oxy 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Wash

AHA + Moisturizer.

 

My acne has went from pretty severe, to only 3 active acne pimples as I type. However my red marks, and small, I mean small, icepick scars are still present. I have a dermatologist appointment next Tuesday and am considering asking her about a Retin-A Cream to help with this. But how would this change my Regimen. Would this idea be good for a regimen while on Retin-A?

 

AM:

Exact Gentle Facial Cleanser

Oxy 5% Benzoyl Peroxide Wash

Cetaphil Moisturizer

 

PM:
Exact Gentle Facial Cleaner

Retin-A

(AHA + Moisturizer)

?

 

Here are pictures of my acne (and marks)

 

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#2 tanna23

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:28 PM

As far as I know you can't use acids over retin-a. It reacts with the molecule making it ineffective (or maybe just less effective. I'm sure you can you the cetaphil moisturiser over it though, and you might need it. I've been on retin-a for 2 weeks now and so far it's just dried my skin. 



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Posted 20 November 2013 - 08:06 AM

I think you have to be very careful using Retin A with other active products. It can be very tough on the skin just on its own. My sons used it for a year, on its own, and I honestly don't think it helped at all. Their skin is fair like yours and the Retin A just seemed to make their skin red all the time and never really prevented new pimples. I also never saw any dramatic clearing of the red marks that some people say it is good for. There were always new pimples forming so that just led to more red marks and it was a never-ending cycle. It also thins the upper layers of the skin over time and I honestly thought the texture of their skin worsened and their pores were more visible the longer they were on it.






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