I honestly haven't seen a big improvement in my skin since starting retin-a. Right now I;m just hoping that all "purging" is finished and that I've finally found something that works for my skin.
My skin looks and feels less irritated. I still look shiny. Whether my skin is tight and dry, or at that point where when I touch it it feels like i stuck my hand into a deep fryer it looks shiny. Obviously it looks worse when I'm leaking oil too.
Some of the marks that I had before i started the retin-a have faded, but it seems like those that I got since I started using it are really horrible. I'm thinking of acutally trying a bleaching cream, which I never considered before, but the marks I get while using this are extra dark so I need to do something about it.
I'm really not satisfied with my results so far, and I think the doxycycline made an ulcer or something in my stomach. I have reflux now. I'm going to continue it though... see if it eventually works out. I still have a lot in the tube.