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1.5 Months of Tretinoin

It's been a month and a half since starting Tretinoin and my skin is worse than ever. I switched from the cream to the Retin A Microo gel formula, but the concentration is still the same, at 0.1%, as are the side effects. My skin is flaky around the chin area but overall it's still as oily as usual, which is very oily. My face gets red even after gentle washing and I seem to get new pimples out of nowhere. I have whiteheads and bumps under the very surface of my skin that do not seem to wan

Amsi

Amsi

10/23/10

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04/24/17

 

Retin-A Week 3

I've been using Retin-A for about 3 weeks now and the major side effects have subsided. I no longer experience burning or peeling. The only peeling I do notice is around active blemishes or around my chin, and occasionally around my eyes. However, those are sensitive areas of my skin and tend to peel with any type of acne medication. As for my acne, I can't say that it has improved. I already had little bumps under my skin, and it seems like dozens more have emerged. They don't really show

Amsi

Amsi

09/26/10

 

Week 1 Skin Sensitivity

A few days after starting to use Retin-A, my skin is more sensitive to cleansing products. I usually wash my face during my evening shower. Before I get into the shower, I wipe off any makeup I have on with a facial wipe. In the shower, I usually use a scrub and/or cream cleanser. I've been using these two types of products for so long and they've never caused any irritation...until now! When I applied my St. Ive's scrub, I was super gentle, but it burned! I washed it off after maybe 5 to 1

Amsi

Amsi

09/13/10

 

Retin-A Week 1

I started using Retin-A (Tretinoin 0.1% cream) o Tuesday, September 7, 2010. I followed the instructions, which stated to apply the cream about 20 minutes after washing my face. I know that they want me to wait about 20 minutes to make sure that my skin is completely dry, but after 20 minutes, my skin starts to get oily again! Anyway, it took about a pea-sized amount to cover my face. It went on pretty creamy and made my face look super oily (I have pretty oily skin as it is). The first co

Amsi

Amsi

09/13/10

 

What is Retin-A and why am I using it?

I was recently prescribed 0.1% Tretinoin cream, better known as Retin-A, by my doctor. I had been using a benzoyl peroxide-based treatment for about 10 months, and while it kept my mild to moderate acne under control, I still had acne. My acne usually appears in the form of small bumps or whiteheads underneath the very surface of my skin. I have whiteheads around my nose and chin, and always have a least one larger pimple on my cheeks. My cheeks are my most stubborn acne zones, and I usuall

Amsi

Amsi

09/13/10

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