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gxtirby

Member Since 17 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active May 27 2013 11:18 PM

#3335627 Locacid (Tretinoin 0.05) Diaries

Posted by gxtirby on 23 March 2013 - 12:39 PM

Hi Mirili,

 

I just wanted to give you some encouragement.  I have similar skin problems (blackheads, hyperpigmentation, noninflammed bumps) and I've been using tretinoin 0.01% cream for 10 weeks now.  I've seen some progress overall in that my face feels smoother and less congested, but I started breaking out pretty badly around week 8.  I think this is partially because I delayed the initial breakout by starting out slowly and because I've been picking.

 

For moisturizers, I use Cetaphil DailyAdvance Ultra Hydrating Lotion.  I find it's pretty light and doesn't make me break out at all.  Also - the instructions that came with my tretinoin actually recommended that you don't start out applying it every night.  You're starting with a pretty high strength (at least, compared to me!) so I think it would be okay to skip a night every couple of days if your face is really irritated.  Just my two cents.

 

Good luck with everything and don't give up!