Jump to content
Search In
Find results that contain...
Find results in...
  • entries
  • comments
  • views

Tretionin .05% SURVIVAL GUIDE.



Anyone on a retin A cream such as isotretionin or tretionin knows about the "purge" period. And that purge period is absolute HELL. Take your oily skin and your acne and times it by 56. It's like a nuke bomb goes off on your face. It's horrible! And it lasts for months. My purge period lasted just after 3 months. It took me awhile to figure out what works while on this cream and what doesn't. But I found a way to help this purge period, and this is what I used.

-Coconut oil (Pure, organic)
-Tea tree oil (pure, organic)
-Vitamin E oil (pure)

You can only use the retinoid cream at night as the sun reduces its effectiveness. So, wash your face. Then, tone it with tea tree oil. I put about 3 drops of it on a cotton ball and then 3 drops of water to dilute it a bit. Then once it dries, put on the retinoid cream you are on. Once that sinks into your skin, moisturize with coconut oil. Spot treat the dry areas with vitamin E oil. It also helps to avoid putting the tretionin cream around the mouth and eye area, as the skin there is a lot more fragile and will peel off more frequently.

coconut oil and tea tree oil are antibacterial, so they help counteract the purge effect of the retinoids.


Recommended Comments

There are no comments to display.

Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Personalized Advice Quiz - All of Acne.org in just a few minutes