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BenJohnson32

Member Since 01 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 04 2013 08:37 AM

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What To Expect On Retin-A (Tretinoin)

25 July 2013 - 09:23 AM

Hey everyone, so I've had this tube of Retin-A (tretinoin cream) for a while now (about a year) but haven't really used it. When I first got it I used it for some time but not long enough to see it work. I don't remember an initial breakout, but I do remember dry skin. I've been off it for  about 6 months (maybe a little less) and have decided to use it again. However, I'm probably going to start using it with antibiotics and vitamins. What should I expect? How long will it take for things to clear up? I've been using vitamins (which have really helped) for about 3-4 weeks now but I'll probably be prescribed antibiotics soon. Will my initial breakout be any bad because I've been using vitamins and detoxing my system? Also, will it even help since I'm in football season and my helmet is moist and sticky. Thanks!


Can Too Much Vitamin A Cause Breakout?

13 July 2013 - 02:31 PM

Ivebeen taking vitamin A, D, E, for about 2 weeks now. I included zinc about a week ago. I originally started with a low dosage of vitamin A, however, I increased the dosage to about 200,000iu (retinyl  palimate). My softgels are in 10,000iu but I see some that are 2,000iu? My acne began clearing when I had only vitamin A and D. However, since increasing the dosage my face has broken out. It might be because of the 100mg zinc temporarily included, but I'm really not sure. What gives? My face was doing fine and clearing up nicely until this. It could also be due to my football helmet. Should I decrease vitamin A dosage to 5,000iu-10,000iu? Is this just an initial breakout? Too confused right now


Salicylic Treatment

12 July 2013 - 11:53 AM

I'm a teenager and have suffered from acne since the age of 13. I'm 15 now and since I began to take vitamin A,E,D, and Zinc for the past 2 weeks my acne has decreased nicely. However, I've switched to just a normal cleanser and it seems the clearing process is taking forever. Should I go back to my cleanser with salicylic acid in it? I know this can be bad but just temporarily to help aid in clearing my pimples? It's Noxzema foaming cleanser with 2.0% salicylic acid. By the way, the vitamins were working nicely, then seemed to slow down, and now I have broken out everywhere. Is this just an initial breakout? Thanks! :)