I never tell anyone in my real life how badly I feel about my skin. I really wanted the tretinoin to work because after 12 years of drying out my skin I'm really worried I'll start to wrinkle in another two years. I know it might sound nuts but I think all the years of BP and other drying ingredients I didn't even know what my skin was like until recently.
My skin is now combination... Not oily. Who knew. I'm always thinking I need to moisturize more and exfoliate more because my skin does not look like the skin of a 23 year old. I look old.
Anyway I started spironolactone 50mg on Friday and while I'm waiting for that to kick in I'm planning to exfoliate the crap out of it. I'm planning on using some kind of gentle glycolic peel once a week and I salicylic acid toner during the week. Along with my non drying soap and lots of moisturizer. I'll probably look for one with some kind of retinol but I'm worried it will end up bad like tretinoin.