My quick personal story with retin-a. Started treatment July 2nd 2014, noticble improvement August 1st. I was prescribed tretinoin cream .05 + clindamyacin. I was to apply clindamyacin just the morning, then before bed apply Tretinoin. This worked FAST to clear up acne but I was left with unsightly "red" face. I was "over" medicating and transitiond to tretinoin only + spot treat clindamyacin as needed. Now for application, apply pea sized amount to cover entire face, after 1-2 mos the face will become "used" to the prescription. At this time I recomend spot treating stubborn areas after initial application, wait 20 mins then go to sleep. the Impact made by these two medications is unmeasurable. Remedy after remedy failed on me, I would try almost anything. Now I. A different person with clear skin
Ok here are the products to use:
wash: Cetephil gentle skin cleanser (not the face cleanser) there are two different kinds
Sunscreen/lotion: Aveeno protect + hydrate 50spf for face
Medication: clindamycin (only spot treat)
Wash: Cetephil gentle skin cleanser
Medication: tretinoin cream (pea sized amount) after 1-2 mos (spot treat) only at night
Oh and no more scrubs, or dove crap soap. Not needed and anything that "bubbles" is horrible for the face.
Xoxo have fun!
Djones175Member Since 18 Jul 2013
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