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Day 3 On Retin A

candypie

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After all of this drama with the derm and the hospital. I decided to give Retin A a try, although I am still not fully convinced that this is the solution. Prior to my previous experiences with topical treatments, it had only left me with red and sore skin. When I first started using it, I rubbed it on my entire face because it is pretty infected everywhere. At first I thought I rubbed it too much that the gel rolled up in balls, but then I realised it was skin, extremely gross! My skin it now currently raw and extremely sore, I havent been out since using it because you should apparently avoid sun exposure. Im going to give it a one week trial and if my skin is unable to tolerate the burns, I shall give up because I cant spend the rest of life indoors.



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Hey I had this happen too...So I recommend spot treating. I scoffed at that too when someone first told me to just put it on the bad ones, but it will help alot with the irritation. It took my skin a while to get used to Retin A, and now I dont get raw, just flaky and sometimes itchy. I love Retin A now and it will speed up the process of a cyst going away, or bring it to a point where it can be popped.

Popping is essential to me...but only on pimples that are ready (aka whitehead, looks like its gonna explode any momemt lol)

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Oh and maybe you should try spironolactone (spelling). I had my hormones tested and I have too much testosterone, and this is actually what spiro is for, but they found out it works for hormonal acne too. I was desperate for Accutane too aftert seeing how well it worked for my brother, but every derm I see doesnt want to give it to me. I have been on spiro for a few weeks and have seen a big diff. My skin is less oily, less breakouts, less redness...check out the hormonal acne boards...

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Thank you for you reccommendation. I wish someone would have told me this earlier. I followed the instructions on the leaflet with the cream and it said 'apply to infected areas' which presumably is my entire face.' Which is seriously a no no.

I scoffed at that too when someone first told me to just put it on the bad ones, but it will help alot with the irritation. It took my skin a while to get used to Retin A, and now I dont get raw, just flaky and sometimes itchy. I love Retin A now and it will speed up the process of a cyst going away, or bring it to a point where it can be popped.

Popping is essential to me...but only on pimples that are ready (aka whitehead, looks like its gonna explode any momemt lol)

I was picker too, But my derm said it is a terrible habit so I have stopped now. Took me quite a while to resist my temptation.

Im glad you have found your solution to acne, I'll look into it and see what my derm says. He doesnt really like me requesting medication because he says if I give you what you want, then there is no point of doctors, it is just simply a trade. Hence why he wouldnt give me accutane.

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