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Member Since 26 Jan 2014
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In Topic: Good Face Cleansers

02 April 2015 - 03:18 PM

The facial cleanser that is sold on this site (as part of the regimen) is worth a try, it is good for oily skin and not too pricey.  We have used it for a couple of years.

In Topic: Starting Retin-A!

02 April 2015 - 03:15 PM

No problem!

She used Aczone for 3 months (so her routine was - Aczone in the morning, Tazorac in the evening) but the Aczone did not help her active acne at all.


So now she uses Benzaclin (routine - Benzaclin in the morning, Tazorac in the evening).  she has been on this routine for a month and it works very well for her.


She still gets the odd small patch of dry skin (usually around her mouth for some reason) but her moisturizer handles that easily. She uses one by EltaMD which doesn't contain any pore clogging ingredients.


These topicals make you more sensitive to the sun so make sure you have a good sunscreen too.



In Topic: Starting Retin-A!

02 April 2015 - 12:40 PM


Her dermatologist had her use the 'short contact method' (apparently this is a thing - you can even google it!) every other night for the first 2 weeks and then every night after that. This involved applying the Tazorac (on clean skin) and leaving it on for 5-10 minutes and then washing it off with lukewarm water before going to bed.  Apparently you get the benefit of the medication without the irritation especially for people with sensitive skin.After 6 months he said she could leave it on over night but she never has because it has worked well for her just leaving it on the short time.

You have to really go with your own skin's reaction so if your skin is really red and irritated take a day or night off of the medications. Just my opinion.

Hope you find what works for you.

In Topic: Starting Retin-A!

02 April 2015 - 10:00 AM



My daughter has been using Tazorac for about a year now and has seen great results, but it works slowly (painfully slowly!) It took her skin a few months to get used to it (without being red and flaky) and about 6 months for her pih to start fading but after a year all her pih is gone. She applies it at night only. You really need to be consistent and patient.


She was also prescribed Aczone to use in the morning to get rid of her inflamed acne but after using it for 3 months with no improvement she stopped.  She has been using Benzaclin in the morning for the past month and is getting great results. But as we know what works for one person doesn't necessarily work for another.

My only other comment would be that maybe you should use a gentle cleanser (ie,without salicylic acid) as our dermatologist recommended not using products with any other acne medications (eg. salicylic, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic acid etc) as they may irritate your skin more if you are using Tazorac. Just my two cents worth!

Good luck!

In Topic: Comments Welcome On Skin Texture Please Following Fraxel, Co2 And Ipl

01 April 2015 - 02:48 PM

I agree with tracy521, your skin looks friggin awesome!


if you are looking for a moisturizer I have just discovered one by eltaMD and I love it, and it contains no ingredients that can clog pores. Just a suggestion.


Otherwise I personally wouldn't do anything to your skin. Looks great.