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So. I Did 12 Weeks Of Differin.

ihateusernamesx

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This feels weird.

I had to spend a week deciding whether I had the courage to start this but it's flew in.

Week 1 through 4 was hell. My face was a riot, and that's an understatement. Both my cheeks erupted like a million volcanoes which weren't even that big. But there were so many of them, nearly every pore was clogged. Had another breakout on week 6. Then one pimple a week until week 9. I have been clear since then.

My skin texture is still dry, a bit red and had small episodes of flaking but I think that's more from using BP as spot treatment.

Now I am unsure how to continue. I am definitely continuing a topical. I could carry on Differin or I could start using the Treclin (Ziana for you USA folks) I was prescribed last time I was at the derm. Which is, tretinoin and clindamycin. Differin is working for me for sure BUT I am thinking could the Treclin improve my skin texture(dryness) issues? Will really need to think this through! If any of you have transistioned from differin to tretinoin after 12+ weeks for reasons other than acne PLEASE let me know - good or bad!



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Ziana was not that great for me personally. Especially since it has an antibiotic, you run the risk of your skin become resistant to the cream. If you want to move up, try tretinoin or retin a/retin a micro.

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Ziana was not that great for me personally. Especially since it has an antibiotic, you run the risk of your skin become resistant to the cream. If you want to move up, try tretinoin or retin a/retin a micro.

That's another reason I am apprehensive. I will definitely ask my derm about vanilla tretinoin at my next appointment. One whole month still to wait :(

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