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Benzoyl Peroxide With Clindamycin/tretinoin

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#1 GrandRest

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 07:44 PM

Hello everyone. I just recently started suffering with acne like a couple months ago. I started trying many regimens like benzoyl peroxide and salyctic acid. Nothing really helped. I went to the doctor and he told me to go on Clindamycin/Tretinoin (Veltin) and he said it would be okay to use benzoyl peroxide with it. He said that it should take about 2 months to see the full effect. I haven't seen any major improvements because I'm still breaking out more than ever. Is this normal?

 

Now my routine is:

 

Morning:

Regular energizing Clean & Clear facewash

Benzoyl peroxide

 

Nighttime:

Regular nighttime Clean & Clear facewash

Clindamcyin/Tretinoin



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Posted 06 March 2014 - 11:20 PM

Hello everyone. I just recently started suffering with acne like a couple months ago. I started trying many regimens like benzoyl peroxide and salyctic acid. Nothing really helped. I went to the doctor and he told me to go on Clindamycin/Tretinoin (Veltin) and he said it would be okay to use benzoyl peroxide with it. He said that it should take about 2 months to see the full effect. I haven't seen any major improvements because I'm still breaking out more than ever. Is this normal?

 

Now my routine is:

 

Morning:

Regular energizing Clean & Clear facewash

Benzoyl peroxide

 

Nighttime:

Regular nighttime Clean & Clear facewash

Clindamcyin/Tretinoin

 

Wait another month or two and see how it goes. I'm assuming you haven't applied it every night from the beginning.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 01:51 PM

Keep it up for a bit longer. Things usually get worse before they get better. 



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

Yeah thats all anyone ever tells you with acne, is just keep waiting. The BP and clindamycin are supposed to be a real good combo. Drink a gallon of water every day.



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Posted 07 March 2014 - 09:15 PM

And does Tretinoin/Clindamycin work long term or do I have to keep having to use it every night after things clear up?



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Posted 13 March 2014 - 10:25 PM

Typically, the clindamyacin will stop working after a few months, but by then your skin should be used to the retin a and you won't need the clindamyacin. Be careful not to use BP at least 8 hours within the time you use retin a. They don't mix well. If I were you, I would switch out the BP for tea tree oil, but if the BP is working, stick with it! Also retin a takes a really long time to start working, and it may get worse before it gets better. 






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