I have read the reviews of Tazorac and I am really hoping this will be my miracle product. However I have read that things tend to get MUCH worse with the Taz before getting better. I have definitely experienced this already - and I'm only on day 5. Great.
So here's my first review. I am using Aveeno Positively Radiant Cleansing Pads as my morning cleanser and Aveeno Clear Complexion Pads as my night cleanser. Along with the Aveeno Ultra-Calming moisturizer and Neutrogena Clear Skin foundation, Maybelline Oil-Free compact and loose powder, and Faerie Organic Mineral Make-Up as concealer. This regimen DOESN'T make my acne worse. So I've stuck with it because I've tried many different cleansers and make-up etc. And over the past 10 years or so I've spent - oh I really don't want to know - how much money on trying to clear up my face.
Back to the point. I have been cleansing (with products above) and then at night I have been putting on my Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizer then applying a thin layer of Tazorac to my whole face.
This is day 5 for me on Tazorac 0.1% cream. So far it's doing a great job of making things way worse. I have two nodules that are swollen and red and I never get nodules. I'm not even going to mess with them - cause I know that'll only make it WORSE. The rest of my face isn't terrible but seems to be bumpier and oilier. I am experiencing peeling and redness mostly around my mouth and chin area. So it's dry and oily at the same time. And basically I can't wear foundation because that's only making it look worse so I am just putting some of my mineral concealer on the spots that are terrible. But I am already not wanting to go out in public because I was self-conscious about my face BEFORE using the Taz and now I am REALLY self-conscious! Ughhhhhh! Hopefully it'll get better. I'm going to drink plenty of water and take my vitamins and hoping for the best. I just hope it won't be weeks of my face getting worse because I don't know if I can handle that.
I wish I had a guarantee that it was going to be worth it....