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Kisha

Retin A Micro and severe dryness

Hello all,

I just started the following almost a month ago:

Retin-A Micro (1x per day)

Clindagel (1x per day)

Doxycyclene (2x per day)

Benziq 5% BP face wash (2x per day)

So far so good, no major initial breakouts. However, my skin is so dry it is flaking (due to the Retin A, I've been told). I use Neutrogena Healthy Skin SPF 30 lotion, but that is not enough. Any kind of facial movements (smiling, laughing, chewing, etc) results in the skin around my mouth and jaw line to flake immediately and it is almost impossible to control. I've used Vaseline/Aquaphor on the areas, but it only stops the flaking for about 15 minutes and it returns.

Any recommendations on a facial lotion that isn't too heavy, won't clog my pores, but will provide adaquate moisturizing? This whole flaking problem is a bit embarassing.

Thanks for your help!

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the same thing would happen to me and does on occasion but lately i figured out how to reduce it is i put on some cetaphil lotion prior to putting on my sunscreen then i will apply my cetaphil spf 15... makes the face somewhat shiny but works wonders to prevent the skin from peeling and flaking off around the mouth area.

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lmao i glad i am not the only who thinks having flakes around their mouth is embarassing.

i dunno i just used cetaphil moistuzer

and got thru the day.

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lmao i glad i am not the only who thinks having flakes around their mouth is embarassing.

i dunno i just used cetaphil moistuzer

and got thru the day.

ah, cetaphil. thanks for the info, you two!:)

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its still going to be flaky no matter what :/

it'll decrease the flakiness though.

just hang in there

ITS WORTH IT in the long run.

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