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Differin Results And Changing Regimen

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I wanted to tell everyone about my results with my current regimen, and see if anyone can give advice from here. I tried a lot of things, including BP, clindamycin, doxycycline, tretinoin, differin, sulfur sulfacetamide wash, etc.

This is what I've used for the last year:

AM:

  • Purpose Face Wash
  • Duac
  • Cerave Moisturizer (SPF)

PM:

  • Purpose Face Wash
  • Differin
  • Clindamycin Lotion
  • Cerave Moisturizer

Before:

I started with moderate acne, and typically had ~10-15 active spots, with a mixture of whiteheads and smaller red bumps. I have had slight acne on my chest as well.

After:

My acne is on and off now. I'll get almost completely clear, then break out with small red dots and one or two whiteheads for a few weeks. I have red marks that never seem to go away. My chest is the same, but I don't use products on it routinely.

What's Next?

I'm trying to decide what to use next. These are the regimens I'm considering:

Option 1:

AM:

  • Face wash
  • Duac
  • Moisturizer

PM:

  • Sulfur Sulfacetamide Wash
  • Differin
  • Moisturizer

Option 2:

AM:

  • Face wash
  • Azelaic Acid
  • Moisturizer

PM:

  • Face wash
  • Differin
  • Moisturizer

I've heard great reviews about sodium sulfacetamide face wash, as well as azelaic acid. Can anyone tell me if either of these regimens will work synergistically with the differin, or which I should try?

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