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Member Since 26 Jan 2014
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In Topic: Azelaic Acid And Tazorac In Combination

29 October 2014 - 12:13 PM

My daughter has been using Tazorac for 6 months now and all of her hyperpigmentation is gone.

Her dermatologist told her that if she was using any other topical (she used BP) to make sure she applied it at least 10 hrs away from the Tazorac or it could make it

(Tazorac) ineffective.

Going with that idea then, if you use the azelaic in the morning and the Tazorac at night it should be ok.

Just my opinion.

Good luck!

In Topic: How Long Does The Pill Take To Work?

29 October 2014 - 12:05 PM


Sometimes the pill takes 3-6 months to improve your skin and sometimes it gets worse before it gets better.  It can be different for everyone and it depends which pill you are on as well.

Which birth control pill are you on? 

In Topic: Help With Dim

24 October 2014 - 03:00 PM


I am not an expert but if you live in Canada I would highly recommend that you look at Estrosmart or Estrosmart plus by Lorna Vanderhaege.  They both contain DIM and are recommended for hormonal acne (the Estrosmart plus contains vitex). Neither product contains gluten or soy.  She has a website called Health and Immunity and she has written several books on women's health issues specifically hormones.  My daughter took the Estrosmart plus after coming off birth control and luckily has had no issue with her skin or her period resuming. 

Might be worth investigating.  You can buy them at any health food store or online.

Good luck.

In Topic: Need Help With A Moisturizer Problem

16 October 2014 - 11:47 AM

I second the idea of using grapeseed oil as it is the only thing that worked for my daughter and didn't make her break out.  You can get it from any health food store (not the cooking kind) and you just need to gently massage it into your face until it is absorbed.

Good luck!

In Topic: Need Recommendation For Otc Tretinoin Topical. Details Inside...

10 October 2014 - 02:01 PM

You can use bp and tretinoin together in your skin care routine but NOT at the same time. For example use the bp in the morning after you clean your face and apply the tretinoin at night after you clean your face before you go to bed.  You need at least 10 hrs between applications or the bp cancels out the effectiveness of the retinoid. ie. do not apply one on top of the other!

My daughter has been doing this for approx. 6 months and has gotten great results. The retinoid has really faded her scars.

Good luck!